Hannes Rossacher, the Austrian director known for his sensational pop music videos, has succeeded in capturing the asceticism intended by three-time Director of the Year (Opernwelt) Christof Loy in an excellent and captivating manner. Händel’s late work, with which the composer refuses almost any theatrical actionism, becomes an immensely enriching (FAZ) experience.

Händel’s underestimated and far too long forgotten masterpiece as the opening work of the Salzburg Festival 2009.

  • Director: Hannes Rossacher
  • Production: UNITEL
  • Released on: Blu-ray
  • Year of production: 2009