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

Serse – Live Recording

Opera Seria in Three Acts

Libretto: Anonymous, from Nicolò Minato’s Xerse adapted by Silvio Stampiglia

Critical edition by Bernardo Ticci.

First performance: London, King’s Theatre, April 15th 1738

Details:

Cast:

  • Arianna Vendittelli, soprano Serse
  • Marina De Liso, mezzosoprano Arsamene
  • Delphine Galou, alto Amastre
  • Luigi De Donato, bass Ariodate
  • Monica Piccinini, soprano Romilda
  • Francesca Aspromonte*, soprano Atalanta
  • Biagio Pizzuti, baritone Elviro

 

*Francesca Aspromonte appears courtesy of PENTATONE

 

ACCADEMIA BIZANTINA
OTTAVIO DANTONE, harpsichord and conductor

Double CD, live recording, booklet 136 pages.

 

Serse – live recording

is the second HDB Sonus release with Ottavio Dantone e Accademia Bizantina.

At the height of his operatic career, Händel wrote a masterpiece that defied the tastes of the time.

With a nod to the structures of seventeenth-century opera, Händel composed a score that amazes today for its originality and variety.

A drama for music that departs from the typical opera production of the 1730s: arias of all kinds, ariosi, recitatives embedded in the arias, love, jealousy, betrayal, all seasoned with an unusual comic element.

 

A kaleidoscope of timeless emotions.

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