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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 1

Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Archive Service; also available on CDS44271/3
Recording details: September 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1996
Total duration: 74 minutes 47 seconds
 
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Almira HWV1
1
2
Rodrigo HWV5
3
4
Silla HWV10
5
6
Amadigi di Gaula HWV11
7
8
Giulio Cesare in Egitto HWV17
9
Act 2, Sinfonia and Aria: V' adoro, pupille (Cleopatra)  [5'21]
Tamerlano HWV18
10
11
12
Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi HWV19
13
Scipione HWV20
14
15
16
17

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.

Reviews

'It is difficult to pick out a particular highlight, there are so many of them' (Classic CD)

'A splendidly enjoyable disc. Kirkby is in top-notch form' (Hi-Fi News)

'Existe-il vraiment d'autres chanteuses aussi inventives dans l'ornementation, aussi discrètes dans le bon goût, aussi sensibles à la ligne de chant? Le Brandenburg Consort de Roy Goodman officie dans l'allégressece récital au pinacle des disques consacrés à l'opéra haendelien' (Le Monde de la Musique, France)

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