Handel: Heroes from the Shadows ()

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composed by George Frederick Handel

The characters given the Handel arias on this release by French contralto Nathalie Stutzmann are indeed "heroes from the shadows": they're mostly minor personages from the operas they represent, and the contraltos did stand in the shadows behind Handel's celebrated imported countertenors (and feuding sopranos). The arias involved are not (with one or two exceptions) transposed countertenor arias, but true alto pieces. Stutzmann has had parallel careers as a singer and conductor, and since the late 2000s decade she has ...

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  1. Poro, rè dell'Indie, opera, HWV 28: Sinfonia
  2. Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Dover, giustizia, amor
  3. Orlando, opera, HWV 31: Sinfonia
  4. Amadigi di Gaula, opera, HWV 11: Pena Tiranna
  5. Alessandro, opera, HWV 21: Sarò qual vento
  6. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Non so se sia la speme
  7. Partenope, opera, HWV 27: Sinfonia
  8. Radamisto, opera, HWV 12: Son contenta di morire
  9. Agrippina, opera, HWV 6: Voi che udite il mio lamento
  10. Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18: Par che mi nasca in seno
  11. Scipione (Publio Cornelio Scipione), opera, HWV 20: Sinfonia
  12. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: L'aure che spira
  13. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Sinfonia
  14. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Son nata a lagrimar
  15. Arianna in Creta, opera, HWV 32: Son qual stanco pellegrino
  16. Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi, opera, HWV 19: Se fiera belva ha cinto
  17. Silla (Lucio Cornelio Silla), opera, HWV 10: Senti, bell'idol mio
  18. Partenope, opera, HWV 27: Io seguo sol fiero
  19. Amadigi di Gaula, opera, HWV 11: Ballo di pastori e pastorelle
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Handel: Heroes from the Shadows
2014, Erato

UPC: 825646231775

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