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Handel: Partenope / Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Partenope
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...Christian Curnyn has as infallible a sense of tempo and musico-dramatic shape - in individual numbers, in whole scenes and acts - as the composer himself. The orchestral playing is light-fingered, colorful and sprightly, and the company commands a roster of the best singers among the younger generation of Handelians." - The Times

Penguin Guide
Central to the success of Christan Curnyn's well-paced performance is the glorious singing of Rosemary Joshua in the title-role of Partenope...Handsomely packaged, with each of the three Acts complete on a single disc, it is among the most attractive of rarities among Handel operas.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Partenope
  • Performers: Stephen Wallace (Countertenor); Rosemary Joshua (Soprano); Andrew Foster-Williams (Bass Baritone); Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor); Kurt Streit (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Christian Curnyn
  • Ensemble: Early Opera Company
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, England (11/15/2004-11/19/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1730