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Handel: Semele / Christie, Bartoli, Remmert, Rey [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 05/12/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 1286659  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Birgit RemmertCharles WorkmanLiliana NikiteanuIsabel Rey,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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• Opera superstar Cecilia Bartoli stars as Semele (a role usually taken by a soprano) in Handel’s late opera, which features such well-known arias as “Endless pleasure, endless love,” “Myself I shall adore,” and “Oh sleep, why dost though leave me?”
• Robert Carsen’s stylish modern dress production hints at parallels with the problematic relationship between the late Princess Diana and the British Royal Family.
• Recorded live at the Zurich Opera House in January, 2007.
“Sung dazzlingly, ‘Myself I shall adore’ was one of many high points in Bartoli's stunning performance, her
Read more first operatic role in a language other than Italian…The wonderfully intimate Zurich Opera House allows every detail of her performance to be savoured.”
--International Herald Tribune

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele)
Liliana Nikiteanu (Ino)
Birgit Remmert (Juno)
Isabel Rey (Iris)
Charles Workman (Jupiter/Apollo)
Anton Scharinger (Cadmus/Somnus)
Thomas Michael Allen (Athamas)
Orchestra ‘La Scintilla’
Conductor: William Christie
Subtitled: English (sung language), French, German, Spanish, Chinese
Picture format: 16:9 (anamorphic widescreen), Colour
LPCM Stereo & DTS Master Audio Surround
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Works on This Recording

Semele, HWV 58 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Birgit Remmert (Alto), Charles Workman (Baritone), Liliana Nikiteanu (Soprano),
Isabel Rey (Soprano), Thomas Michael Allen (Tenor), Anton Scharinger (Bass),
Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 

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