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Handel: Alceste

Lucy Crowe (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor) & Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone)

Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

Curnyn's delicious recording of the surviving score is amplified with a sinfonia from Admeto and a passacaglia from Radamisto. These fizzily, sexily swung orchestral additions emphasise the parallels... More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    14th May 2012
  • BBC Music Magazine
    July 2012
    Opera Choice
  • Gramophone Magazine
    August 2012
    Editor's Choice
  • BBC Music Magazine Awards
    2013
    Opera Award Winner

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Handel: Alceste

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  • Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone), Lucy Crowe (soprano)
  • Early Opera Company Chorus, Early Opera Company Orchestra
  • Christian Curnyn

Ouverture

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Grand entree

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Accompagnato: Ye happy people (Tenor)

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Triumph, Hymen, in the pair (Soprano, Chorus)

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Still caressing and caress'd (Soprano, Chorus)

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Air: Ye swift minutes as ye fly (Tenor)

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O bless, ye pow'rs above (Chorus)

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Air: Gentle Morpheus, son of night (Soprano) - That when bright Aurora's beams

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 Excerpt, Handel: Admeto, Re di Tessaglia HWV22

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  • Early Opera Company Orchestra
  • Christian Curnyn

Admeto, re di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Sinfonia

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 Excerpt, Handel: Alceste

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Air: Ye fleeting shades, I come (Bass)

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Thrice happy who in life excel (Chorus)

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Air: Enjor the sweet Elysian grove (Tenor)

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 Excerpt, Handel: Radamisto

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  • Early Opera Company Orchestra
  • Christian Curnyn

Radamisto, HWV 12a: Passacaille

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Handel: Alceste

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Si replica il Core precedente: Thrice happy

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Air: Come, Fancy, empress of the brain (Soprano)

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Symphony and Accompagnato: He comes, he rises from below (Tenor)

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Al hail, thou mighty son of Jove! (Chorus)

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Symphony: Larghetto

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Recitative: From high Olympus' top, the seat of God (Tenor)

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Air: Tune your harps, all ye Nine (Tenor)

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Ballo primo: Un peu lentement

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L'ultimato ballo

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Triumph, thou son of Jove (Chorus)

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