Haydn: Orlando Paladino
In the Summer of 2009, the British director Nigel Lowery and the Iranian choreographer Amir Hosseinpour brought to the stage of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, with colour and full of humor, the fantastic and imaginative adventures of Racing Roland. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn, the composer's most reowned opera during his lifetime, Orlando Paladino, was performed, a heroic-comical stage piece based on Ariost's famous Italian romantic epic. Singers such as Marlis Peterson (Angelica), Tom Randle (Orlando), Alexandria Pendatchanska (Alcina), Pietro Spagnoli (Rodomonte), Sunhae Im (Eurilla) and Victor Torres (Pasquale) performed under the musical direction of period-music specialist Rene Jacobs. The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra completed this high-class production giving the music a beautiful sound and lively swing.