Händel - Rinaldo - live recording - Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone
G.F. Händel

Rinaldo – Live Recording

Opera Seria in Three Acts

Libretto by Giacomo Rossi, based on a screenplay by Aaron Hill,
from La Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso (1544-1595).

Critical edition by Bernardo Ticci.
Dramaturgical revision by Ottavio Dantone.

First performance HWV 7a: London, Queen’s Theatre, Febrauary 2nd, 1711
First performance HWV 7b: London, King’s Theatre, April 6th, 1731

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  • Delphine Galou, alt Rinaldo
  • Francesca Aspromonte*, soprano Almirena
  • Anna Maria Sarra, soprano Armida
  • Raffaele Pe, countenor Goffredo
  • Luigi De Donato, bass Argante
  • Federico Benetti, bass Mago cristiano
  • Anna Bessi, mezzosoprano Donna

*Francesca Aspromonte appears courtesy of PENTATONE

OTTAVIO DANTONE, harpsichord and conductor


Ottavio Dantone leads Accademia Bizantina and a top-level cast in the new production of one of Händel‘s most important works, the composer’s operatic debut in the UK and the first Italian opera ever written for London: Rinaldo.

The plots, magic and charm of 18th century theatre come alive today, bringing us back to the fervour of the London of the time.

A real gateway to the golden age of Baroque theatre, with attention to the rules and conventions that underpin the drama for music.

Double CD, live recording, booklet 128 pages.


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