Handel: Bad Guys - Countertenro arias from Tamerlano, Ariodante, Teseo, Amadigi di Gaula, Giulio Cesare / Xavier Sabata

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo
>Handel, George Frideric : Amadigi di Gaula
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto
>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone, re di Germania
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The exceptional Spanish counter-tenor Xavier Sabata expresses tears, joy and rage in his portrayal of the 'bad boys' from Handel's operas on this riveting new disc from Aparté. Performing a fascinating selection of arias from Tamerlano, Ariodante, Teseo, Amadigi di Gaula, Giulio Cesare and Ottone, Sabata is accompanied by the Italian ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro conducted by Riccardo Minasi. Born in Barcelona in 1976, Sabata graduated in drama from the Theatre Institute in his hometown and studied with the famous duo of Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll. He also took master classes with Montserrat Figueras, Richard Levitt and Christoph Prégardien. Sabata's upcoming engagements include roles at the Royal Opera Oviedo, the Megaron in Athens, the Theater an der Wien and the Royal Opera of Versailles.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
Sabata is a young Spanish singer of the new generation of countertenors who has a handsome voice and strong projection. He sings these arias beautifully. On the other hand, Sabata has a good grip on Handelian style in general. Accomplished period-instrument support is contributed by the well-established Minasi.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Xavier Sabata (countertenor).

Recording information: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venez (08/25/2012-09/03/2012).



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>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano :: Act 1. Vo' dar pace a un' alma altierna
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Act 1. Spero per voi, si, si
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo :: Act 4. Voglio stragi, e voglio morte
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712

>Handel, George Frideric : Amadigi di Gaula :: Act 2. Pena tiranna
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1715

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Act 3. Dover, giustizia, amor
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto :: Act 2. Belle dèe di questo core
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone, re di Germania :: Act 3. D'innalzar i flutti al ciel
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone, re di Germania :: Act 3. Bel labbro formato
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto :: Act 3. Domerò la tua fierezza
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo :: Act 1. Serenatevi, o luci belle
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Act 2. Se l'inganno sortisce felice
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Amadigi di Gaula :: Act 1. Agitato il cor mi sento
  • Performer: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
  • Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Notes: Lonigo, Villa San Fermo (Convento deo Pavoniani), Venezia, Italia (08/25/2012-09/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1715