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Handel Ariodante

2 May 2011

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Ariodante HWV 33, Ouverture: Adagio - Allegro Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:25
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Ariodante HWV 33, Ouverture: Alla Gavotta Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:44
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 1 & 2: Cavatina: Vezzi, Lushinghe, E Brio Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:44
4
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 1 & 2: Recitativo: Ami Dunque, O Signora? Karina Gauvin/Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:51
5
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 1 & 2: Aria: Orrida A Gl'occhi Miei Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:21
6
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 3: Recitativo: Orgogliosa Beltade! Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:26
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 3: Aria: Apri Le Luci, E Mira Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:27
8
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 4: Recitativo: Mie Speranze Che Fate? Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:24
9
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 4: Aria: Coperta La Frode Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:12
10
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 5: Catavina: Qui D'amour Nel Suo Linguaggio Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:22
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 5: Recitativo: T'amerò Dunque Sempre, Idolo Mio Karina Gauvin/Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:41
12
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 5: Duetto: Prendi Da Questa Mano Karina Gauvin/Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:13
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 6: Recitativo: Non Vi Turbate Bell'alme Innamorate Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:14
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 6: Aria: Volate, Amori Matthew Brook/Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:06
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 7: Recitativo: Vanne Pronto, Odoardo Matthew Brook/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:38
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 7: Aria: Voli Colla Sua Tromba Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:30
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 8: Recitativo: Oh! Felice Mio Core! Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:14
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 8: Aria: Con L'ali Di Constanza Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
7:10
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 9: Recitativo: Conosco Il Merto Tuo, Cara Dalinda Topi Lehtipuu/Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:16
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 9: Aria: Spero Per Voi, Sì, Sì Topi Lehtipuu/Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:49
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 10: Recitativo: Dalinda, In Occidente Già Cade Il Sole Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:30
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 10: Aria: Del Mio Sol Vezzosi Rai Topi Lehtipuu/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
5:50
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 11: Recitativo:Ah! Che Quest'alma Amante Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:18
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 11: Aria: Il Primo Ardor Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:46
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Recitativo: Pare, Ovunque M'aggiri Karina Gauvin/Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:50
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Sinfonia Pastorale Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:42
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Duetto: Se Rinasce Nel Mio Cor - Coro: Si Godete Al Vostro Amor Karina Gauvin/Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:21
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Ballo Di Ninfe, Pastori E Pastorelle Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:05
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Musette I: Lentement Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:46
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Musette II: Andante Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:54
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Allegro Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:39
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Primo, Scena 12 & 13: Coro: Si Godete Al Vostro Amor Karina Gauvin/Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:09
Disc 2
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo: Sinfonia Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:55
2
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 1 & 2: Recitativo: Di Dalinda L'amore Joyce DiDonato/Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:34
3
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 1 & 2: Aria: Tu Preparati A Morire Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:07
4
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 1 & 2: Recitativo: Ginevra? O Mio Signore! Joyce DiDonato/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:24
5
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 1 & 2: Aria: Tu Vivi, E Punito Topi Lehtipuu/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:44
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 3: Recitativo: E Vivo Ancora! Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:20
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 3: Aria: Scherza Infida Joyce DiDonato
9:57
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 4: Recitativo: Lo Stral Ferí Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:36
9
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 4: Aria: Se Tanto Piace Al Cor Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:19
10
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 5: Recitativo: Felice Fu Il Mio Inganno Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:10
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 5: Aria: Se l'inganno Sortisce Felice Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:09
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 6: Recitativo: Andiam, Fidi, Al Consiglio Matthew Brook/Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:15
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 6: Aria: Invida Sorte Avara Matthew Brook/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
5:33
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 7 & 8: Arioso: Mi Palpita Il Core Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:50
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 7 & 8: Recitativo: Sta Lieta, O Principessa Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:44
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 7 & 8: Aria: Il Tuo Ssangue, Ed Il Tuo Zelo Topi Lehtipuu/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:27
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 9: Recitativo: Quante Sventure Un Giorno Sol Ne Porta! - Scena 10 - Recitativo Accompagnato: A Me Impudica? Matthew Brook/Karina Gauvin/Sabina Puertolas/Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:29
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 10: Aria: Il Mio Crudel Martoro Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
8:15
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 10: Ballo: Entrée Des Sponges Agréables Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:26
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 10: Ballo: Entrée Des Songes Funestes Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:02
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 10: Ballo: Entrée Des Songes Agréables Effrayés Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:44
22
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 10: Ballo: Entrée Des Songes Agréables Effrayés Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:18
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Secondo, Scena 10: Recitativo Accompagnato Che Vidi? Oh Dei! Misera Me! Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:19
Disc 3
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 1: Sinfonia - Cavatina: Numi! Lasciarmi Vivere Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:17
2
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 1: Recitativo: Perfidi! Io Son Tradita! Joyce DiDonato/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:23
3
Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 1: Aria: Cieca Notte, Infidi Sguardi Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
6:35
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 2: Recitativo: Ingrato Polinesso! Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:19
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 2: Aria: Neghittosi, Or Voi Che Fate? Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:06
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 3: Recitativo: Sire, Deh! Non Negare Matthew Brook/Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:30
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 3: Aria: Dover, Glustizia, Amor Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:42
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 4 & 5: Recitativo: Or Venga A Me La Figlia Matthew Brook/Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:16
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 4 & 5: Aria: Lo Ti Bacio, O Mano Augusta Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:49
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 4 & 5: Recitativo: Figlia, Da Dubbia Sorte Matthew Brook/Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:34
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 4 & 5: Aria: Al Sen Ti Stringo Matthew Brook/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:13
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 6: Recitativo: Così Mi Lascia Il Padre? Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:20
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 6: Cavatina: Sì, Morrò Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:21
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 6: Sinfonia Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:13
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 7-9: Recitativo: Arrida Il Cielo Alla Giustizia Matthew Brook/Joyce DiDonato/Topi Lehtipuu/Marie-Nicole Lemieux/Sabina Puertolas/Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
2:34
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 7-9: Aria: Dopo Notte Atra E Funesta Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
7:22
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 10: Recitativo: Dalinda, Ecco Risorge Topi Lehtipuu/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:29
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 10: Duetto: Dite Spera, E Son Contento Topi Lehtipuu/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
4:46
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 11: Recitativo: Da Dubbia Infausta Sorte Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:38
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 11: Arioso: Manca, Oh Dei! La Mia S=costanza Karina Gauvin/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:05
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 12: Recitativo: Figlia, Innocente Figlia! Matthew Brook/Karina Gauvin/Joyce DiDonato/Topi Lehtipuu/Sabina Puertolas/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:18
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena 12: Duetto: Bramo Aver Mille Vite Karina Gauvin/Joyce DiDonato/Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
5:02
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena Ultima: Coro: Ogn'uno Acclami Bella Virtute Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
3:23
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena Ultima: Ballo: Gavotte Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:55
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena Ultima: Ballo: Rondeau Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:58
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena Ultima: Ballo: Bourrée Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
0:52
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Ariodante HWV 33, Atto Terza, Scena Ultima: Coro: Sa Trionfar Ognor Virtude Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco
1:03


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 May 2011
  • Release Date: 16 May 2011
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics.
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  • Total Length: 3:12:17
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  • ASIN: B004XUWM72
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handel upping his game 17 May 2011
By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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In 1733 a group of wealthy patrons and breakaway Italian singers including Senesino formed the rival company Opera of the Nobility under the direction of Nicola Antonio Porpora, which in the next season displaced Handel from the King's Theatre in the Haymarket. Handel needed to respond to the challenge and take opera up a level with new attractions to bring in the punters.

He moved to the recently opened and well-equipped Covent Garden, and gave opportunities to a number of home-grown singers alongside the Italian superstars. He began to incorporate the Covent Garden chorus (previously the chorus had consisted of the soloists in unison), and recruited the dance company of the famed French ballerina Marie Sallè.

Handel selected the libretto "Ginevra principessa di Scozia" by Antonio Salvi, who had taken an episode from Ariosto's epic Orlando Furioso, that rich mine delved by so many librettists and composers. He reworked the libretto and score several times before Ariodante opened on 8 January 1735. Commercially it was only moderately successful with a run of 11 performances (the next production, Alcina, was much more of a hit), but today many regard this opera as one of Handel's best, indeed it is sufficiently popular that this is the sixth production committed to disc so far.

Alan Curtis in this recording has commendably restituted some of Handel's earlier revisions. Of particular note here is the end of Act 2, where Ginevra is in prison awaiting execution, where Curtis has restored the dream sequence and ballet. Ginevra awakes with a start, and unusually concludes the act with an accompanied recitative, leaving us hanging with dramatic tension.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, safe recording from Curtis 11 Sep 2011
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'Ariodante' is undoubtedly one of Handel's very best operas - wonderfully dramatic and with vivid, three dimensional characters, the composer put together some splendid music to illustrate the tale. It has been relatively fortunate in the recordings available with all having something to recommend them. Alan Curtis' new recording then, is up against some stiff competition. He has brought together some of his regular singers together with a couple of new names. Joyce Didonato heads the cast as Ariodante and whilst I enjoyed her performance (especially 'Con l'ali di costanza') I kept finding myself comparing her unfavourably to some of her rivals in this role. I find there's something missing compared with the likes of Lorraine Hunt or Janet Baker and I think she's just a little ordinary - 'Doppo notte' was particularly disappointing for me! Karina Gauvin's big juicy soprano is better suited to Ginevra than her recent outing as Morgana in 'Alcina' although she does tend to sound more outraged than despairing when her world crashes around her ears at the end of Act 2 - here I missed the vulnerability of Lynne Dawson. Second soprano Sabina Puertolas (who would have made a very fine Morgana) is really very good as Dalinda (surely one of the most dim-witted creatures ever to grace a Handel opera) and is a good contrast to Gauvin.

Personally, I very much enjoyed Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Polinesso. I found she was one of the few singers to really get into character. I haven't always been terribly impressed with Lemieux but I think she's excellent here, only just pipped to the post (in my opinion) by the gloriously sly Jennifer Lane for McGegan.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Do we really need another recording of Ariodante, especially such a safe and dramatically stilted one as Alan Curtis has produced? There's no doubt that DiDonato has an extraordinary voice, but I have never been convinced by her Handel collaborations with Curtis or Rousset; the voice, like Renee Fleming's, is just too rich and heavily textured for baroque opera. Whilst I can admire her accomplished renditions of Doppo notte and Scherza infida, they pale significantly when compared to Hunt (McGegan) and von Otter (Minkowski). Ariodante is highly dramatic, with extraordinarily beautiful arias for all the singers, and it needs sharply defined voices and committed performances. This is where the Minkowski version excels, perhaps to too great a degree--his crashing tempi certainly jolt the listener at times. In contrast, Curtis' Il Complesso Barocco strum away at an almost somnolent pace at times, leaving the singers to provide most of the drama, which is more than most of them are able to do. Karina Gauvin succeeds in conveying most of Ginevra's joy and despair in what is the best performance of the recording, but fails ultimately to eclipse Lynne Dawson's performance for Minkowski. Marie-Nicole Lemieux is a vocally sly and violent Polinesso, and is preferable for those listeners who cannot bear the ferocious noises that Ewa Podles produces for Minkowski or the rather tame vociferations of Jennifer Lane for McGegan. The real test of a brilliant recording is the performances of the lesser characters of Lurcanio and Dalinda, and I cannot get excited by the performances of Lehtipu or Puertolas. They lack the commitment and passion of Richard Croft and Veronica Cangemi on the Minkowski , two of the best baroque singers working today. Read more ›
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