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Birgitte Christensen and René Jacobs at Alceste. Between them concertmaster Rodolfo Richter. Foto Henning Høholt

Success for Birgitte Christensen as Alceste in Innsbruck

8/25/16 •

INNSBRUCK/AUSTRIA: Birgitte Christensen did one of her best roles as the demanding Alceste by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), conducted by René Jacobs, 23. August during the Alte Music Festival in Innsbruck, in a Star cast together with the wonderful tenor Thomas Walker extraordinary well as Admeto, Kristina Hammarstrøm, beautiful as Ismene. Georg Nigl was outstanding and expressive in the four important roles, that he sung and performed. This ensemble together made that this Concert version of Alceste became a success. Review by Henning Høholt