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The Power of Love: Arias from Handel Operas / Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra; Jeannette Sorrell

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Orlando
>Handel, George Frideric : Almira
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Handel, George Frideric : Terpsichore (Il Pastor fido)
>Handel, George Frideric : Partenope
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Handel, George Frideric : Terpsichore
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo
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Notes & Reviews:

Love, angst, and revenge are the timeless themes of Handel's operas, as brought to vivid life in this recording by the acclaimed baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire. Grammy-winning soprano Amanda Forsythe, described as "simply dazzling" by the New York Times, joins conductor/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell to explore the gamut of emotions, from fiery coloratura arias to tragic laments. The recording includes rarely-heard arias and a few favorite chestnuts, drawn from eight of the composer's operas.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2015
Forsythe shows here why she deserves top rank. Her agility, her invention and her voice - a straight core sound wrapped in luminous timbres - are remarkable... particularly in allegro moods, Forsythe sets arias on fire; her handling of war-horses like 'Da tempeste' (Giulio Cesare) will amaze even the jaded connoisseur.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2015
Amanda Forsythe's intelligent and characterful singing means there's no risk of these being merely yet another slog through audition warhorses... Sorrell's strategy to interleave four dances between clusters of arias is neatly effective.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014).



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>Handel, George Frideric : Orlando :: Amor è qual vento
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Ensemble: Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1732

>Handel, George Frideric : Almira :: Geloso tormento
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1705

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Un cenno leggiadretto
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Terpsichore (Il Pastor fido) :: Chaconne
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Partenope :: Qual farfalletta
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1730

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Piangerò
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Terpsichore :: Entrée (Jalousie)
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Il primo ardor
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Dunque I lacci / Ah, Crudel!
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Terpsichore :: Air
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Tornami a vagheggiar
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Teseo :: Amarti si vorrei
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712

>Handel, George Frideric : Terpsichore :: Ballo
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Da Tempeste
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (04/25/2014-04/29/2014); St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (10/13/2014-10/14/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724