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Handel: Amadigi - Discussion with Jonathan Keates

Handel: Amadigi • 47m

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    This is the first slightly nasty side you see of Melissa. She is revelling in someone else’s sorrow, in Amadigi's sorrow. She's taunting him and saying "this is your fault, you have taught me how to hurt someone, so I'm going to hurt you and I'm going to love it."

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    This the first time we see Melissa alone. Because of this, we really get to understand everything that she is. We get to see her strengths, vulnerability and anger. She's powerful and can get all of her minions to be with her at a snap of her fingers. But she's lonely, she doesn't have love or tr...

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