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Longborough Festival Opera

July, 2016

The Carmen of the Baroque world, Alcina casts a spell on every man she meets – literally, for when she tires of them she transforms them into the rocks, trees and sand of her magic island. Unlike Carmen however, Alcina meets her match in Ruggiero, an arrival she cannot resist.


..the choreography created by Michael Spenceley, which took its part as one of the spectacles to delight the senses: the dance gestures enhanced Handel’s music by falling in place rhythmically with it and were not an intrusion upon the drama
Classical Source
What was also notable was the exquisite dancing by choreographer Michael Spenceley
Stratford Herald

a group of performers on stage, close to a few opera musicians
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