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Acis & Galatea

Acis and Galatea (original Cannons 1718 version)Susan Hamilton (sop) GalateaNicholas Mulroy (ten) AcisMatthew Brook (bass) PolyphemusThomas Hobbs (ten) DamonNicholas Hurndall Smith (ten) Coridon Dunedin Consort & Players / John ButtHandel’s Acis and Galatea has been recorded often but the original version, written for small-scale performance by only five singers (soprano, three tenors and bass) and a small […]

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Ariodante

Joyce DiDonato (mez) Ariodante Karina Gauvin (sop) Ginevra Sabina Puértolas (sop) Dalinda Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contr) Polinesso Topi Lehtipuu (ten) Lurcanio Matthew Brook (bass-bar) King of Scotland Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (ten) Odoardo Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis  Ariodante is an excellent starting-point for anyone new to Handelian opera. The plot is strong and reasonably credible. The drama moves swiftly, too, Handel sometimes confounding one’s expectations: Ginevra is so incensed by […]

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