J Eccles - Semele | AAM Records AAM012

J Eccles - Semele

£34.16

Label: AAM Records

Cat No: AAM012

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Expected Release Date: 29th January 2021

Contents

Artists

Anna Dennis (soprano)
Aoife Miskelly (soprano)
Heloise Bernard (soprano)
Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano)
Bethany Horak-Hallett (mezzo-soprano)
William Wallace (tenor)
Rory Carver (tenor)
James Rhoads (tenor)
Richard Burkhard (baritone)
Jonathan Brown (baritone)
Jolyon Loy (baritone)
Christopher Foster (bass)
Graeme Broadbent (bass)
Cambridge Handel Opera Company
Academy of Ancient Music

Conductor

Julian Perkins

Works

Eccles, John

Semele

Artists

Anna Dennis (soprano)
Aoife Miskelly (soprano)
Heloise Bernard (soprano)
Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano)
Bethany Horak-Hallett (mezzo-soprano)
William Wallace (tenor)
Rory Carver (tenor)
James Rhoads (tenor)
Richard Burkhard (baritone)
Jonathan Brown (baritone)
Jolyon Loy (baritone)
Christopher Foster (bass)
Graeme Broadbent (bass)
Cambridge Handel Opera Company
Academy of Ancient Music

Conductor

Julian Perkins

About

The Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Cambridge Early Music and Julian Perkins are proud to present the first professional recording of John Eccles’s Semele (c.1707), a notable early setting of the great English libretto by William Congreve better known in a version by GF Handel from 1744.

The Academy of Ancient Music’s mission is to explore, reveal and preserve the great treasure house of baroque and classical music, and a spirit of newfound discovery runs through all our work. Eccles’s Semele is the next step on this journey, released here on 2 CDs in deluxe hardback presentation with an extensive accompanying full-colour booklet containing scholarly essays, Stephen Fry’s modern retelling of the story, autograph manuscript images of Eccles’ score, the full libretto text and much more. A fascinating insight into how opera in England might have developed after Henry Purcell’s death had not Handel moved to London in 1712, Eccles’s Semele is the perfect addition to any baroque-music lover’s library.

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