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Handel: Orlando / Mehta, Jacobs, B’Rock


Release Date: 05/13/2014 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 002037202  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun MehtaSophie KarthäuserKristina HammarstromSunhae Im,   ... 
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  B'Rock
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Making his Archiv opera debut, celebrated Handelian and Grammy award winner Rene Jacobs, “the most exciting opera conductor of the day” (Munchner Merkur), leads his dynamic, exquisitely honed B’Rock Baroque Orchestra Ghent and an outstanding cast in one of the composer’s most spectacular and ravishingly beautiful creations recorded at Concertgebouw Brugge in summer 2013.

In a recording career spanning four decades, Jacobs has surveyed a phenomenal amount of repertoire, operatic and instrumental: from Monteverdi to Mozart, from Bach to Pergolesi, with Handel, Gluck, Telemann and many more in-between, every new recording being hailed as an event by the press.

Following game-changing recordings of Handel’s Giulio
Read more Cesare (1991), Rinaldo (2003) and Agrippina (2011), celebrated early and baroque music elder statesman Rene Jacobs makes an eagerly expected return to Handel on dis.c

The title role, written for the legendary castrato Senesino, is sung by its finest modern exponent, Bejun Mehta, “one of the most commanding, exhilarating countertenors of the modern era” (New York Times)
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Works on This Recording

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Orlando, HWV 31 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor), Sophie Karthäuser (Soprano), Kristina Hammarstrom (Mezzo Soprano),
Sunhae Im (Soprano), Konstantin Wolff (Baritone)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  B'Rock
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 

Sound Samples

Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: Ouverture
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 1. Acc. "Gieroglifici eterni"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 2. Cavatina "Stimulato della gloria"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: Rec. "Purgalo ormai" / 3. Sinfonia / Rec. "Mira"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 4. Aria "Lascia Amor"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 5. Acc. "Imagini funeste" / 6. Aria "Non fu già"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 7. Acc. "Quanto diletto" / Rec. "Io non so" / 8. Acc e Rec. "Itene pur"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 9. Aria "Ho un certo rossore"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: Rec. "M'hai vinto al fin" / 10. Duettino "Ritornava al suo bel viso" / Rec. "Spera, mio ben"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: Rec. "Di Dorinda all'albergo" / 29. Aria "così giusta è questa speme"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 11. Aria "Chi possessore" / Rec. "Ecco Dorinda"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 12. Aria "Se'l cor mai ti dirà"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: Rec. "S'è corrisposto un core" / 30. Aria "Amor è qual vento"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: Rec. "Povera me!" / 13. Aria "O care parolette" / Rec. "Noti a me sono"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: Rec. "Impari ogn'un da Orlando" / 32. Aria "Sorge infausta une procella"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: Rec. "Dorinda, e perchè piangi?"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: Rec. "Noti a me sono"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: 33. Duetto "Finchè predi ancora il sangue" / Rec. "Vieni! Vanne precipitando" / 34. Acc."Già per la man d'Orlando"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 14. Aria "Se fedel vuoi"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: 35. Arioso "Già l'ebbro mio ciglio"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: Rec. "T'ubbidiro" / 15. Aria "Fammi combattere"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: Rec. "Ecco il tempo prefisso" / 36. Acc. "Tu, che dal gran Tonante" / 37. Sinfonia / Rec. "Ah! che fate, Signor?"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: Rec. "Angelica, deh ! lascia..."
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 1: 16. Terzetto "Consolati, o bella"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: Rec. "Dormo ancora, o son desso?" / 38. Duettino "Per far, mia diletta" / Rec. "Che vedo, oh Dei!"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: 17. Cavatina "Quando spieghi" / Rec. "Perchè, gentil Dorinda"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: 39. Acc. "Vinse incanti" / 40. Coro "Tronfa oggi'l mio cor"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: 18. Aria "Se mi rivolgo al prato"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: Rec. "È questa la mercede" / 19. Aria "Cielo! se tu il consenti"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: Rec. "A qual rischio vi espone" / 20. Aria "Tra caligini profonde"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: Rec. "Da queste amiche piante" / 21. Aria "Verdi allori"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: Rec. "Dopo tanti perigli" / 22. Aria "Non potrà dirmi ingrato" / Rec. "Dove guidate"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: 23. Aria "Verdi piante"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 2: Rec. "Ah! perfida" / 24. Acc. "Ah! stigie larve"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: 25. Sinfonia / Rec. "Di Dorinda alle mura"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: 26. Aria "Vorrei poterti amar"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: Rec. "Più obbligata gli sono" / 27. Aria e Rec. "Unisca amor in noi"
Orlando, HWV 31 / Act 3: 28. Già lo stringo"

Customer Reviews

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 Jacobs again June 10, 2014 By David N. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "Jacobs always seems to bring these wonderful Handel operas alive. Looking forward to his next production." Report Abuse
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