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 Offer,Handel: Semele

Rosemary Joshua (Semele), Hilary Summers (Juno/Ino), Richard Croft (Jupiter), Stephen Wallace (Athamas), Brindley Sherratt (Cadmus/Somnus) & Gail Pearson (Iris), David Croft (Apollo)

Early Opera Company (on period instruments), Christian Curnyn

In the title role, soprano Rosemary Joshua applies light and graceful tone and conveys Semele's wilful, pleasure-seeking nature. As her immortal lover Jupiter, tenor Richard Croft is equally... More…
  • Gramophone Magazine
    January 2008
    Editor's Choice

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Contents

Handel: Semele

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  • Early Opera Company Orchestra, Early Opera Company Chorus
  • Christian Curnyn
  • Richard Croft (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (bass), Hilary Summers (contralto), Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Stephen Wallace (counter-tenor), Gail Pearson (soprano)

Overture: ( — )

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Overture: Allegro - Adagio

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Overture: Gavotte

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Act I Scene 1: Behold! Auspicious flashes rise! (Cadmus)

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Act I Scene 1: Lucky omens bless our rites (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: Daughter, obey (Cadmus)

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Act I Scene 1: Ah me! What refuge now is left me? (Semele)

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Act I Scene 1: The morning lark to mine accords his note (Semele)

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Act I Scene 1: See, she blushing turns her eyes (Athamus)

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Act I Scene 1: Hymen, haste, thy torch prepare (Athamus)

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Act I Scene 1: Alas! she yields (Ino)

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Act I Scene 1: Why dost thou thus untimely grieve (Cadmus)

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Act I Scene 1: Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs! (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: Again auspicious flashes rise (Cadmus)

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Act I Scene 1: Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores (Athamus)

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Act I Scene 1: Cease, cease your vows, 'tis impious to proceed (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 2: O Athamus, what torture hast thou borne! (Athamus)

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Act I Scene 2: Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes (Ino)

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Act I Scene 2: She weeps! The gentle maid, in tender pity (Athamus)

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Act I Scene 2: Your tuneful voice my tale would tell (Athamus)

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Act I Scene 2: Too well I see (Ino)

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Act I Scene 2: You've undone me (Ino)

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Act I Scene 3: Ah, wretched Prince, doom'd to disastrous love! - Scene 4: See, see, Jove's Priests and holy Augurs come (Cadmus)

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Act I Scene 4: Hail, Cadmus, hail! Jove salutes the Theban King (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 4: Endless pleasure, endless love (Semele)

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Act II: Sinfonia: Presto

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Act II Scene 1: Iris, impatient of thy stay (Juno)

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Act II Scene 1: There, from mortal cares retiring (Iris)

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Act II Scene 1: No more, I'll hear no more! (Juno)

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Act II Scene 1: Hence, Iris, hence away (Juno)

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Act II Scene 2: O sleep, why dost thou leave me? (Semele)

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Act II Scene 3: Let me not another moment (Semele)

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Act II Scene 3: Lay your doubts and fears aside (Jupiter)

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Act II Scene 3: You are mortal, and require time to rest (Jupiter)

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Act II Scene 3: Aria: With fond desiring (Semele)

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Act II Scene 3: How engaging, how endearing (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 3: Ah me! (Semele) - Why sighs my Semele? (Jupiter)

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Act II Scene 3: I must with speed amuse her (Jupiter)

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Act II Scene 3: Now Love that everlasting boy invites (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 3: By my command (Jupiter)

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Act II Scene 3: Where'er you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade (Jupiter)

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Act II Scene 4: Dear sister, how was your passage hither? (Semele)

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Act II Scene 4: But hark! the heav'nly sphere turns round (Ino)

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Act II Scene 4: Prepare then, ye immortal choir! (Ino, Semele)

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Act II Scene 4: Bless the glad earth with heav'nly lays (Chorus)

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Act III: Sinfonia: Larghetto e piano per tutto

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Act III Scene 1: Somnus, awake! Ease thy reclining head! (Juno)

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Act III Scene 1: Leave me, loathsome light (Somnus)

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Act III Scene 1: Dull God, canst thou attend the water's fall (Iris)

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Act III Scene 1: More sweet is that name (Somnus)

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Act III Scene 1: My will obey (Juno)

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Act III Scene 1: Obey my will, thy rod resign (Juno)

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Act III Scene 2: My racking thoughts by no kind slumbers freed (Semele)

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Act III Scene 3: Thus shap'd like Ino (Juno)

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Act III Scene 3: Myself I shall adore (Semele)

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Act III Scene 3: Be wise, as you are beautiful (Juno)

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Act III Scene 3: Thus let my thanks be paid (Semele)

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Act III Scene 3: Rich odours fill the fragrant air (Juno)

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Act III Scene 4: Come to my arms, my lovely fair (Jupiter)

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Act III Scene 4: O Semele (Jupiter)

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Act III Scene 4: I ever am granting (Semele)

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Act III Scene 4: Speak, speak your desire (Jupiter)

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Act III Scene 4: You'll grant what I require (Semele)

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Act III Scene 4: Then cast off this human shape which you wear (Semele)

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Act III Scene 4: Ah, take heed what you press (Jupiter)

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Act III Scene 4: No, no! I'll take no less (Semele)

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Act III Scene 5: Ah! whither is she gone! unhappy fair! (Jupiter)

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Act III Scene 6: Above measure (Juno)

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Act III Scene 7: Ah me! too late I now repent (Semele)

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Act III Scene 8: Of my ill-boding dream (Ino)

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Act III Scene 8: Oh, terror and astonishment! (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 8: How I was hence remov'd (Ino)

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Act III Scene 8: Despair no more shall wound me (Athamus)

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Act III Scene 8: See from above the bellying clouds descend (Cadmus)

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Act III Scene 9: Sinfonia

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Act III Scene 9: Apollo comes, to relieve your care (Apollo)

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Act III Scene 9: Happy, happy shall we be (All)

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