Handel: Opera Arias And Overtures, Vol. 1

Roy Goodman: The Brandenburg Consort

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA66860

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Release Date:  01 April 1996

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571168609

Genres:  Classical  Baroque  

  • Description

    The greater part of Handel's working life as a composer was devoted to writing and performing operas. In many ways this was the genre to which he owed his international renown: performances during his period of study in Venice won him an audience far greater than could be expected in London. Italian opera reached England around 1710, and the staging of Rinaldo in 1711 confirmed Italian as the language of the future for such ventures. This exciting recording from Emma Kirkby presents nine arias, from nine of the most enduring of Handel's Italian operas, alongside four overtures. All of the music on this album is also available as part of the specially priced box set Handel: Opera Arias: ‘Kirkby’s talent for matching brilliant coloratura with dramatic urgency remains unparalleled â€¦ a compelling interpretation of rarely heard masterpieces’ (International Record Review).

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Second Overture to Almira in G minor
      • 2. Vedrai s' a tuo dispetto (Almira
      • 3. Act 3)
      • 4. Perche viva il caro sposo (Rodrigo
      • 5. Act 3)
      • 6. Vo' far guerra (Rinaldo
      • 7. Act 2)
      • 8. Overture to Silla: Largo - Allegro
      • 9. Andante
      • 10. Ah! spietato (Amadigi di Gaula
      • 11. Act 2)
      • 12. Destero dall' empia Dite (Amadigi di Gaula
      • 13. Act 1)
      • 14. V' adoro
      • 15. pupille (Giulio Cesare in Egitto
      • 16. Act 2)
      • 17. Overture to Tamerlano: (Largo) - Allegro
      • . Adagio - Menuet