Annotation

Alcina:
Alcina (soprano) - Joan Sutherland
Ruggiero (mezzo-soprano) - Teresa Berganza
Bradamante (mezzo-soprano) - Monica Sinclair
Orontë (tenor) - Luigi Alva
Morgana (soprano) - Graziella Sciutti
Oberto (soprano) - Mirella Freni
Melisso (bass) - Ezio Flagello

Giulio Cesare:
Cleopatra (soprano) - Joan Sutherland
Cesare (alto castrato) - Margreta Elkins
Cornelia (contralto or mezzo-soprano) - Marilyn Horne
Tolomeo (alto castrato) - Monica Sinclair
Sesto (mezzo-soprano or tenor) - Richard Conrad

Annotation last modified on 2017-05-22 11:47 UTC.

Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. Overture / "Oh Dei!" (Bradamante, Melisso, Morgana) George Frideric Handel 4:01
2 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. "O s'apre al riso" (Morgana) George Frideric Handel 1:56
3 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. "Questo è il cielo contenti" (Coro, Bradamante, Melisso, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 2:50
4 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. "Di', cor mio, quanto t'amai" (Alcina) George Frideric Handel 5:54
5 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. "Sin per le vie del sole" (Coro, Bradamante, Ruggiero, Melisso) George Frideric Handel 1:37
6 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. "Di te mi rido, semplice stolto" (Ruggiero, Oberto, Melisso, Bradamante) George Frideric Handel 2:34
7 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. "Chi m'insega il caro padre?" (Oberto, Oronte, Bradamante, Morgana) George Frideric Handel 3:24
8 Alcina: Act I, Scene I. "E gelosia, forza è d'amore" (Bradamante) / Scene II. "Vo cercando la bella cagion delle mie pene" (Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 5:16
9 Alcina: Act I, Scene II. "Bramo di trionfar" (Ruggiero, Oronte) George Frideric Handel 5:17
10 Alcina: Act I, Scene II. "Semplicetto! a donna credi?" (Oronte, Ruggiero, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 3:33
11 Alcina: Act I, Scene II. "Sì, son quella, non più bella" (Alcina, Bradamante, Ruggiero, Melisso) George Frideric Handel 3:22
12 Alcina: Act I, Scene II. "La bocca vaga" (Ruggiero, Melisso, Bradamante, Morgana, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 5:00
13 Alcina: Act I, Scene II. "Tornami a vagheggiar" (Alcina) George Frideric Handel 4:11
14 Alcina: Act I, Scene II. Gavotte I — Sarabande — Menuet — Gavotte II George Frideric Handel 4:08
15 Alcina: Act II, Scene I. Musette — Menuet George Frideric Handel 3:27
16 Alcina: Act II, Scene I. "Col celarvi a chi v'ama un momento" (Ruggiero, Melisso) George Frideric Handel 3:01
17 Alcina: Act II, Scene I. "Qual portento mi richiama" (Ruggiero, Melisso) George Frideric Handel 2:39
18 Alcina: Act II, Scene I. "Pensa a chi geme" (Melisso, Bradamante, Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 4:00
19 Alcina: Act II, Scene I. "Vorrei vendicarmi del perfido cor" (Bradamante, Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 4:53
20 Alcina: Act II, Scene I. "Mi lusinga il dolce affetto" (Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 5:02
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Alcina: Act II, Scene II. "S'acquieti il rio sospetto" (Alcina, Morgana, Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 1:14
2 Alcina: Act II, Scene II. "Ama, sospira, ma non t'offende" (Morgana, Alcina, Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 5:04
3 Alcina: Act II, Scene II. "Mio bel tesoro" (Ruggiero, Oberto, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 3:52
4 Alcina: Act II, Scene II. "Tra speme e timore" (Oberto, Oronte, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 2:22
5 Alcina: Act II, Scene II. "Ah! mio cor! schemito sei!" (Alcina, Morgana, Oronto) George Frideric Handel 8:31
6 Alcina: Act II, Scene II. "E' un folle, è un vil affetto" (Oronte, Ruggiero, Bradamante, Morgana) George Frideric Handel 3:09
7 Alcina: Act II, Scene II. "Verdi parti, selve amene" (Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 4:23
8 Alcina: Act II, Scene III. "Ah! Ruggiero crudel, tu non mi amasti!" (Alcina) George Frideric Handel 3:00
9 Alcina: Act II, Scene III. "Ombre pallide, lo so, mu udite" (Alcina) George Frideric Handel 6:11
10 Alcina: Act II, Scene III. Ballet George Frideric Handel 5:21
11 Alcina: Act III, Scene I. Sinfonia / "Vogliio amar e disamar" (Oronte, Morgana) George Frideric Handel 1:47
12 Alcina: Act III, Scene I. "Credete al mio dolore" (Morgana, Oronte) George Frideric Handel 3:53
13 Alcina: Act III, Scene I. "Un momento di contento" (Oronte, Ruggiero, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 4:18
14 Alcina: Act III, Scene I. "Ma quando tonerai" (Alcina, Melisso, Ruggiero, Bradamante) George Frideric Handel 5:11
15 Alcina: Act III, Scene I. "Sta nell'Ircana pietrosa tana" (Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 6:27
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Alcina: Act III, Scene I. "Vane tu seco ancora" (Melisso, Bradamante) / Scene II "Niuna forza lo arresta" (Oronte, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 2:28
2 Alcina: Act III, Scene II. "Mi restano le lagrime" (Alcina) / Scene III. "Già vicino è 'l momento" (Oberto, Alcina) George Frideric Handel 7:28
3 Alcina: Act III, Scene III. "Barbara! io ben lo so" (Oberto, Bradamante, Alcina, Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 2:21
4 Alcina: Act III, Scene III. "Non è amor, né gelosia" (Alcina, Bradamante, Ruggiero) George Frideric Handel 4:58
5 Alcina: Act III, Scene III. "Prendi, e vivi. Ruggiero vuol la tua libertà" (Ruggiero, Oronte, Alcina, Bradamante, Morgana, Melisso, Coro) George Frideric Handel 3:36
6 Alcina: Act III, Scene III. "Dopo tante amare pepe" (Coro) George Frideric Handel 1:00
7 Giulio Cesare: Act I. "Priva son d'ogni conforti" (Cornelia) George Frideric Handel 4:55
8 Giulio Cesare: Act I. "Tu la mia stella sei" (Cleopatra) George Frideric Handel 5:13
9 Giulio Cesare: Act I. "Va tacito e nascosto" (Cesare) George Frideric Handel 2:33
10 Giulio Cesare: Act II. "V'adoro, pupille" (Cleopatra) George Frideric Handel 4:43
11 Giulio Cesare: Act II. "Sì spietata, il tuo rigore" (Tolomeo) George Frideric Handel 3:26
12 Giulio Cesare: Act II. "Venere bella" (Cleopatra) George Frideric Handel 2:33
13 Giulio Cesare: Act II. "Se pietà di me non senti" (Cleopatra) George Frideric Handel 4:55
14 Giulio Cesare: Act III. "Piangerò la sorte mia" (Cleopatra) George Frideric Handel 6:22
15 Giulio Cesare: Act III. "Aure, deh, per pietà" (Cesare) George Frideric Handel 3:46
16 Giulio Cesare: Act III. "Sperai né m'ingannai" (Sesto) George Frideric Handel 4:50
17 Giulio Cesare: Act III. "Da tempeste il legno infranto" (Cleopatra) George Frideric Handel 5:35

Credits

CD 1

bass vocals:
Ezio Flagello (operatic bass / baritone) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1, 3, 5–6, 11–12, 16–18)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 13)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–20)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 5–6, 8–12, 16–20)
Monica Sinclair (Operatic contralto) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1, 3, 5–8, 11–12, 18–19)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–20)
soprano vocals:
Mirella Freni (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 6–7)
Graziella Sciutti (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–2, 7, 12)
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 3–4, 10–12)
soprano vocals [Alcina]:
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (track 13)
tenor vocals:
Luigi Alva (tenor) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 7, 9–10)
vocals:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (track 9)
arrangements:
part of:
Alcina, HWV 34: Atto I (order: 22) (track 13)
recording of:

CD 2

bass vocals:
Ezio Flagello (operatic bass / baritone) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (track 14)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–15)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–3, 6–7, 13–15)
Monica Sinclair (Operatic contralto) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 6, 14)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–15)
soprano vocals:
Mirella Freni (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 3–4)
Graziella Sciutti (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 11–12)
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–5, 8–9, 13–14)
tenor vocals:
Luigi Alva (tenor) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 4–6, 11–13)

CD 3

bass vocals:
Ezio Flagello (operatic bass / baritone) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1, 5)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–6)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1963-07) (tracks 7–17)
contralto vocals:
Monica Sinclair (Operatic contralto) (1963-07) (track 11)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (mezzo soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 3–5)
Monica Sinclair (Operatic contralto) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1, 3–5)
Margreta Elkins (mezzo-soprano) (1963-07) (tracks 9, 15)
Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano) (1963-07) (track 7)
Monica Sinclair (Operatic contralto) (1963-07) (track 11)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–6)
London Symphony Orchestra (1963-07) (tracks 7–17)
soprano vocals:
Mirella Freni (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 2–3)
Graziella Sciutti (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (track 5)
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1–5)
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1963-07) (tracks 8, 10, 12–14, 17)
tenor vocals:
Luigi Alva (tenor) (1962-03 – 1962-04) (tracks 1, 5)
Richard Conrad (countertenor) (1963-07) (track 16)

Release

ASIN:UK: B00000IO60 [info]