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Handel: Serse / Christie, Von Otter, Piau, Zazzo, Et Al


Release Date: 11/02/2004 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 45711   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sandrine PiauAntonio AbeteAnne Sofie von OtterLawrence Zazzo,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Christie masterminds an entertaining performance that captures the flavour and personality of Handel’s imagination. . . . [I]t is pleasing to hear Les Arts Florissants return to their best form in Handel opera. Christie is better represented by this amiable performance of an opera that frequently inclines towards comedy, although . . . Handel always has something serious and poignant to say. . . . [T]his new recording captures a theatrical flow and affectionate atmosphere that is deeply satisfying." -- David Vickers, Gramophone "Christie masterminds an entertaining performance that captures the flavour and personality of Handel’s imagination. . . . [I]t is pleasing to hear Les Arts Florissants return to their best form in Handel opera. Christie is better represented by this amiable performance of an opera that frequently inclines towards comedy, although . . . Handel always has something serious and poignant to say. . . . [T]his new recording captures a theatrical flow and affectionate atmosphere that is deeply satisfying." -- David Vickers, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serse, HWV 40 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Antonio Abete (Bass), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano),
Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor), Giovanni Furlanetto (Bass Baritone), Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano),
Silvia Tro Santafe (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/2003 
Venue:  Live  Champs-Elysées Theater, Paris, France 
Language: Italian 

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