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Cleopatra: Baroque Arias ()

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composed by Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Sartorio, Antonio Vivaldi, Carl Heinrich Graun, George Frederick Handel, Giovanni Legrenzi, Johann Adolf Hasse, Johann Mattheson

Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII is one of the most compelling figures of antiquity, so it's only natural that her tragic story would be explored in many operas, especially in Baroque works that served as showcases for vocal pyrotechnics and emotive performances. Composers have long recognized Cleopatra's erotic appeal and mystery, and the depictions by George Frederick Handel, Johann Adolf Hasse, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Antonio Vivaldi, among others, have resulted in stunning parts that give singers ample opportunities to ...

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  1. Cesare e Cleopatra, opera: Aria: Tra le procelle assorto
  2. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Recitativo: Che sento? Oh Dio!
  3. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Aria: Se pietà di me non senti
  4. Antonio e Cleopatra, serenata: Aria: Morte col fiero aspetto
  5. Antonio e Cleopatra, serenata: Recitativo: Lascia, Antonio, deh lascia
  6. Antonio e Cleopatra, serenata: Aria: Quel candido armellino
  7. Antioco il Grande, opera: Aria: Se tu sarai felice
  8. Cleopatra, mia reina, chamber cantata for soprano, alto & continuo ("Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra"): Recitativo: Antonio, e qual destino
  9. Cleopatra, mia reina, chamber cantata for soprano, alto & continuo ("Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra"): Aria: Vò goder senza contrasto
  10. La virtù trionfante, dell'amore, e dell'odio, overo Il Tigrane, opera in 3 acts, RV 740: Aria: Squarciami pure il seno
  11. Cleopatra, opera: Aria: Mein Leben ist hin
  12. Cleopatra, opera: Aria: Ruhe sanft, geliebter Geist
  13. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera: Aria: Quando voglio
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Cleopatra: Baroque Arias
2017, Sony Classical

UPC: 889854070120

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