The king is dead! Berengario and Matilde are determined to seize power over Italy at all costs. To this end, they intend their son Idelberto to marry the newly widowed Adelaide. But the proud monarch has long since summoned Lotario, the noble German king, to her aid. The struggle for power begins… The Göttingen Handel Festival continues its close collaboration with the Accent label, which has already yielded great recordings of works like Siroé, Faramondo, Joshua, Susanna or Agrippina. The addition to the series of this May 2017 recording of Lotario is without doubt a very welcome one for all Handel lovers.