Dualità: Handel Opera Arias

Dualità: Handel Opera Arias

by Emo?ke Baráth Emo?ke Baráth
Dualità: Handel Opera Arias

Dualità: Handel Opera Arias

by Emo?ke Baráth Emo?ke Baráth

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Overview

Several factors have drawn attention to this release by soprano Emoke Baráth. She's a fast-rising singer in anybody's book, with a really blazing mid-range and top and a lot of dramatic intensity. The album also marks the recording debut of countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as a conductor. It's probably the first of many such albums, and plenty of people will want to acquire it based on this alone, but there is an exciting crop of young sopranos right now, and many of them can produce a strong selection of Handel's bumper crop of arias with some kind of interesting theme. Here, Baráth suggests the unifying factor of dualità, of female characters who embody contradictory traits; she has the dramatic punch to make this work, but the idea could describe a lot of Handel heroines. What really sets Dualità apart from the crowd -- and it does definitely stand out -- is the pairing of Baráth and Jaroussky with his Artaserse ensemble. Their voices have in common a blooming quality high up in the range, and Jaroussky knows instinctively how to handle this. He keeps mostly out of Baráth's way but inserts high energy where it works. The results are exciting enough to get attention in familiar arias from "Alcina, HWV 34," and "Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17." Another attraction of the album is that Baráth brings convincing treatments of lesser-known arias, of likes of "Qual leon, che fere irato, se sua prole," from "Arianna in Creta, HWV 32," and "Se ria procella, sorge nell-onde," from "Faramondo, HWV 39." One hopes for more releases from this pairing.


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Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2022
Label: Erato
UPC: 0190296370625
catalogNumber: 637062
Rank: 10629

Tracks

  1. Lotario, opera, HWV 26: Act I, Scene 10: Aria: Scherza in mar la navicella
  2. Radamisto, opera, HWV 12: Act III, Scene 7: Aria: Qual nave smarrita tra sir
  3. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act III, Scene 7: Aria: Da tempeste il legno infra
  4. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act II, Scene 8: Aria: Se pietà di me non senti, g
  5. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act II, Scene 8: Recitativo: Che sento? oh dio!
  6. Faramondo, opera, HWV 39: Act III, Scene 9: Aria: Se ria procella sorge nell
  7. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Act II, Scene 13: Aria: Ombre pallide
  8. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Act II, Scene 13: Recitativo: Ah! Ruggiero crudel
  9. Radamisto, opera, HWV 12: Act II, Scene 2: Aria: Ombra cara di mia sposa
  10. Partenope, opera, HWV 27: Act II, Scene 7: Aria: Qual farfalletta gira a que
  11. Deidamia, opera, HWV 42: Act III, Scene 2: Aria: Ai Greci questa spada sovr
  12. Amadigi di Gaula, opera, HWV 11: Act I, Scene 4: Aria: Ah! spietato! e non ti muove
  13. Amadigi di Gaula, opera, HWV 11: Act I, Scene 4: Recitativo: Il crudel m'abbandona
  14. Arianna in Creta, opera, HWV 32: Act II, Scene 6: Aria: Qual leon, che fere irato,

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