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Handel: Aci, Galatea E Polifemo / Florio, Mingardo, Abete, Rosique

Handel / Mingardo / Abete / Rosique
Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 33645  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Antonio AbeteSara MingardoRuth Rosique
Conductor:  Antonio Florio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella della Pietà de' Turchini
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sara Mingardo; Antonio Abete; Ruth Rosique;
Orchestra Cappella Della Pieta De'turchini; Antonio Florio Conductor
Davide Livermore, Director; Giusy Giustino, Costumes, Libretto: Nicola Giuvo

NTSC All Region: Aspect ratio: 16:9; Audio Format: LPCN2.0
Running Time: 98 min; Recorded at Teatro Carignano Torino June 16-19, 2009
Subtitles: English; Italian; German French; Spanish
Sung in Italian

Based on the well-know mythological story narrated by Ovid in the Metamorphoses, this is a classical tale of jealousy and love. The giant Polyphemus tries to force his attention on the fair sea-nymph Galatatea, who is in love with shepard Aci. When mad jealousy drives Polyphemus to kill his rival, Galatea,
Read more asks her father Nereus to turn Aci’s bood into a river so that, flowing into the sea, he will join her forevermore. It appears this serenade was composed for a marriage in the Neapolitan nobility to celebrate this wedding, Handel wrote this serenade for his new patrons. This is undoubtedly one of Handel’s masterpieces. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Antonio Abete (Bass), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Ruth Rosique (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Florio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella della Pietà de' Turchini
Period: Baroque 

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