The polls are closed and the results are in: the winner of this year’s Unnatural Acts of Opera Summer Festival is French Grand Opera. To kick off the festival we have that most grand of all grand operas, Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots.

Les Huguenots, Act One

Raoul de Nangis – Marcello Giordani
Valentine – Annalisa Raspaglosi
Marguerite di Valois – Diana Damrau
Le Comte de Saint-Bris – Frode Olsen
Nevers – Zeljko Lucic
Urbain – Sara Alegretta
Marcel – Soon-Won Kang
De Cosse – Jacek Pazola
Maurevert – Simon Bailey
Tavannes – Peter Marsh
Frankfurter Museumsorchester; Conductor: Guido Johanes Rumstadt.