Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Haydn’s “Orlando paladino”

Nikolaus Harnoncourt called Haydn’s Orlando paladino a “totally mad, modern opera” and praised the “combination of pathos and irony, of real feelings and completely overwrought wooing”, which is “carried to extremes in Haydn’s inspired interpretation”. In this recording from 2009, Harnoncourt conducts the work with an outstanding ensemble of soloists, headed by Jane Archibald, Jonathan Lemalu, Kurt Streit and Michelle Breedt.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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© 2009 Berlin Phil Media GmbH

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