Handel - Almira | CPO 5552052

Handel - Almira

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5552052

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 3rd January 2020

Contents

Artists

Emoke Barath (soprano)
Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Colin Balzer (tenor)
Christian Immler (baritone)
Zachary Wilder (tenor)
Jesse Blumberg (baritone)
Teresa Wakim (soprano)
Jan Kobow (tenor)
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Conductors

Paul O’Dette
Stephen Stubbs

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Almira, HWV1

Artists

Emoke Barath (soprano)
Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Colin Balzer (tenor)
Christian Immler (baritone)
Zachary Wilder (tenor)
Jesse Blumberg (baritone)
Teresa Wakim (soprano)
Jan Kobow (tenor)
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Conductors

Paul O’Dette
Stephen Stubbs

About

The Boston Early Music Festival has recorded George Frideric Handel’s very first opera, Almira, Queen of Castile, with a superlatively sumptuous ensemble. For its previous recordings of Baroque operas this successful ensemble has won prizes such as the Grammy, the German Record Critics Annual Prize, and the Echo Klassik. The Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth sings the role of Almira with a choice ensemble of singers, all of whom have performed in the world’s most renowned concert halls and opera houses. Handel’s Almira is based on a freely invented plot featuring fine entertainment in the form of love and marriage schemes among the nobility, infidelity and mistaken identities, and a happy ending brought about by a court servant’s negotiations. This work was presented at the Hamburg Opera House in 1705 about twenty times and with great success.

Cast:
- Almira: Emőke Baráth (soprano)
- Edilia: Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
- Fernando: Colin Balzer (tenor)
- Consalvo: Christian Immler (baritone)
- Osman: Zachary Wilder (tenor)
- Raymondo: Jesse Blumberg (baritone)
- Bellante: Teresa Wakim (soprano)
- Tabarco: Jan Kobow (tenor)

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