What is Radamisto about? Better not ask; I started in on the synopsis, and got to where "Zenobia, exhausted and desperate, begs her husband to kill her so she will not fall into Tiridates' hands. He is reluctant, and fails to strike an effective blow and she throws herself into the river ..." To Musica Angelica's credit, they provided a nicely printed libretto, and dimmed the lighting at Schoenberg Hall only slightly so we could read along. That's what's known as managerial intelligence. Philharmonic management, please note.