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Handel: Rinaldo / Mallon, Opera in Concert, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Rinaldo", its plot drawn from Taso's epic of the Crusades, was Handel's first opera for London, where it was staged in 1711. The Italian libretto was set in the space of just two weeks by Handel, who made full use of earlier compositions, particularly those from his recent years in Italy. The novel Italian singing style with its arias and recitatives, and the sheer variety of colorful orchestral effects, ensured that 'Rinaldo' won immediate and widespread success. On this recording an impression of the original theatrical effects is created by extensive use of percussion.


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>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
  • Performers: Nicole Bower (Soprano); Jennifer Modolo (Mezzo Soprano); Catherine Affleck (Soprano); Giles Tomkins (Bass); Kimberly Barber (Mezzo Soprano); Marion Newman (Alto); Lenard Whiting; Sean Watson; Barbara Hannigan; Laura Whalen (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Ensemble: Opera in Concert Chorus
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (06/19/2004-06/22/2004)
  • Running Time: 170 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711