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 Offer,Handel: Semele

Louise Alder (Semele), Hugo Hymas (Jupiter), Lucile Richardot (Juno/Ino), Carlo Vistoli (Athamas), Gianluca Buratto (Somnus/Cadmus), Emily Owen (Iris), Angela Hicks (Cupid), Peter Davoren (Apollo)

English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Alder is riveting in the title role as she mutates from soft seductress to vain brat to crushed victim, applying a range of styles to develop her character...Richardot’s intensity equals Alder’s,... More…
  • Gramophone Magazine
    September 2020
    Editor's Choice
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    2nd October 2020
  • BBC Music Magazine
    Christmas 2020
    Opera Choice
  • The Times Records of the Year
    2020

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Contents

Handel: Semele

Work length2:35:12
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  • Dan D’Souza (baritone), Carlo Vistoli (counter-tenor), Gianluca Buratto (bass), Louise Alder (soprano), Lucile Richardot (mezzo-soprano), Angharad Rowlands (mezzo-soprano), Emily Owen (soprano), Angela Hicks (soprano), Hugo Hymas (tenor), Peter Davoren (tenor)
  • English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Overture (Live)

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Gavotte (Live)

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Behold! Auspicious Flashes Rise (Live)

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Lucky Omens Bless Our Rites (Live)

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Daughter, Obey (Live)

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Ah Me! (Live)

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O Jove! In Pity Teach Me Which to Choose (Live)

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Alas! She Yields (Live)

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Why Dost Thou Thus Untimely Grieve (Live)

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Avert These Omens, All Ye Pow'rs (Live)

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Again Auspicious Flashes Rise (Live)

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Cease, Cease Your Vows, 'Tis Impious to Proceed (Live)

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Turn, Hopeless Lover, Turn Thy Eyes (Live)

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Your Tuneful Voice My Tale Would Tell (Live)

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Too Well I See (Live)

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You've Undone Me (Live)

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Ah! Wretched Prince (Live)

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Hail Cadmus, Hail! (Live)

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Endless Pleasure, Endless Love (Live)

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Sinfonia (Live)

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Iris, Impatient of Thy Stay (Live)

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There, from Mortal Cares Retiring (Live)

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Awake, Saturnia, from Thy Lethargy! (Live)

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Hence, Iris, Hence Away (Live)

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Come, Zephyrs, Come, While Cupid Sings (Live)

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O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me (Live)

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Let Me Not Another Moment (Live)

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Lay Your Doubts and Fears Aside (Live)

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You Are Mortal and Require (Live)

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With Fond Desiring (Live)

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How Engaging, How Endearing (Live)

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Ah, Me! (Live)

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I Must with Speed Amuse Her (Live)

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Now Love That Everlasting Boy Invites (Live)

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By My Command (Live)

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Where'er You Walk, Cool Gales Shall Fan the Glade (Live)

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Dear Sister, How Was Your Passage Hither? (Live)

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But Hark! The Heav'nly Sphere Turns Round (Live)

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Prepare Then, Ye Immortal Choir (Live)

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Bless the Glad Earth with Heav'nly Lays (Live)

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Sinfonia (Live)

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Somnus, Awake (Live)

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Leave Me, Loathsome Light (Live)

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Dull God, Canst Thou Attend the Water's Fall (Live)

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More Sweet Is That Name (Live)

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My Will Obey (Live)

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Obey My Will, Thy Rod Resign (Live)

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My Racking Thoughts by No Kind Slumbers Freed (Live)

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Thus Shap'd Like Ino (Live)

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Myself I Shall Adore (Live)

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Be Wise As You Are Beautiful (Live)

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Thus Let My Thanks Be Paid (Live)

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Rich Odours Fill the Fragrant Air (Live)

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Come to My Arms, My Lovely Fair (Live)

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O Semele! (Live)

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Speak, Speak Your Desire (Live)

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Ah, Take Heed What You Press (Live)

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No, No, I'll Take No Less (Live)

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Ah, Whither Is She Gone, Unhappy Fair? (Live)

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Above Measure (Live)

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Ah me! Too Late I Now Repent (Live)

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O Terror and Astonishment! (Live)

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How I Was Hence Remov'd (Live)

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Despair No More Shall Wound Me (Live)

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See from Above the Bellying Clouds Descend (Live)

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Sinfonia (Live)

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Apollo Comes, to Relieve Your Care (Live)

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Happy, Happy We Shall Be (Live)

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