Queens: Handel - Opera Arias | Glossa GCD922904

Queens: Handel - Opera Arias

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Label: Glossa

Cat No: GCD922904

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 17th February 2017

Contents

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Alcina, HWV34
» Ah, mio cor
Berenice, HWV38
» No che servire altrui
» Traditore, traditore
Giulio Cesare, HWV17
» Che sento? ...Se pieta
» Da tempeste il legno infrato
» Overture
» Piangero la sorte mia
» Tu la mia stella sei
Giustino, HWV37
» Quel torrente
Lotario, HWV26
» Scherza in mar la navicella
Poro, Re dell'Indie, HWV28
» Se mai turba il tuo riposo
Scipione, HWV20
» Scoglio d'immota fronte
» Sinfonia (Act 3)

Artists

Roberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Accademia Hermans

Conductor

Fabio Ciofini

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Alcina, HWV34
» Ah, mio cor
Berenice, HWV38
» No che servire altrui
» Traditore, traditore
Giulio Cesare, HWV17
» Che sento? ...Se pieta
» Da tempeste il legno infrato
» Overture
» Piangero la sorte mia
» Tu la mia stella sei
Giustino, HWV37
» Quel torrente
Lotario, HWV26
» Scherza in mar la navicella
Poro, Re dell'Indie, HWV28
» Se mai turba il tuo riposo
Scipione, HWV20
» Scoglio d'immota fronte
» Sinfonia (Act 3)

Artists

Roberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Accademia Hermans

Conductor

Fabio Ciofini

About

A disc of Handel opera arias from Roberta Invernizzi is remarkable because, surprisingly, it breaks new ground for the Milanese soprano. True, she has taken part in complete operas on disc as on stage, and has recorded arias by other composers of the time such as Vivaldi, Leo, Porpora, Feo or Mancini (Arias for Domenico Gizzi and I Viaggi di Faustina being two recent albums).

Invernizzi’s majestic sweep of Handelian queens – Cleopatra, Berenice, Arianna and Alcina, among them – takes us through a chequered period in the composer’s career, when he led the two Royal Academies of Music in the 1720s and 1730s. At this time, he was writing for magnificent and tempestuous divas such as Francesca Cuzzoni and Anna Maria Strada del Pò – a selection of their roles is to be heard on this new Glossa recording.

These are choppy waters through which Roberta Invernizzi sails with unquestionable skill: in complete control of her native language and dominance of Handel’s stylistic demands all allied to her lustrous vocal tones. Sympathetic accompaniment is from Fabio Ciofini and his Accademia Hermans, which works extensively in the Perugian Teatro Cucinelli in Solomeo.

“Invernizzi has a fresh, bright soprano that supplies constant delight” – Sunday Times

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