Handel*, Kirkby*, Sutherland*, Tebaldi*, Berganza*, Horne*, Bowman*, Pavarotti* ‎– The Glories Of Handel Opera

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Opera - Alcina
1 Emma Kirkby, The Academy Of Ancient Music Tornami A Vagheggiar
Conductor – Christopher Hogwood
4:20
Opera - Orlando
2 James Bowman (2), The Academy Of Ancient Music Ah Stigie Larve!
Conductor – Christopher Hogwood
2:22
3 James Bowman (2), The Academy Of Ancient Music Già Latra Cerbero
Conductor – Christopher Hogwood
1:46
4 James Bowman (2), The Academy Of Ancient Music Vaghe Pupille, Non Piangete
Conductor – Christopher Hogwood
4:08
Opera - Ricardo Primo
5 Sara Mingardo, Les Talens Lyriques Atterrato Il Muro Cada
Conductor – Christophe RoussetHarpsichord – Emmanuelle HaïmLibretto By – Rolli*
1:56
Opera - Atalanta
6 Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna Care Selve, Ombre Beate
Arranged By – Douglas GamleyConductor – Richard Bonynge
3:19
Opera - Semele
7 Marilyn Horne, The New Symphony Orchestra Of London Hence, Iris, Hence Away
Conductor – Richard BonyngeLibretto By – William Congreve
3:39
Opera - Rodelinda
8 Joan Sutherland, Alicia Nafé, The Welsh National Opera Orchestra Io T'abbraccio
Edited By, Conductor – Richard BonyngeLibretto By – Haym*
5:43
Opera - Ezio
9 Forbes Robinson, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* Se Un Bell'ardire Può Innamorarti
Leader – Neville Marriner*Music Director, Harpsichord – Philip Ledger
3:45
Opera - Giulio Cesare
10 Teresa Berganza, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Piangerò La Sorte Mia
Conductor – Alexander GibsonHarpsichord – Millicent SilverLibretto By – Haym*
5:50
Opera - Alcina
11 Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* Dream Music
Conductor – Neville Marriner*
6:06
Opera - Rinaldo
12 Bernadette Greevy, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* Armida Dispietata! ... Lascia Ch'io Pianga
Edited By, Music Director, Harpsichord – Raymond LeppardLeader – Neville Marriner*Libretto By – Giacomo Rossi
4:49
Opera - Alcina
13 Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra* Sta Nell'Ircana Pietrosa Tana Tigre Sdegnosa
Conductor – Richard Bonynge
6:25
Opera - Serse
14 Renata Tebaldi, New Philharmonia Orchestra Frondi Tenere ... Ombra Mai Fu
Conductor – Richard Bonynge
4:02
Opera - Berenice
15 Geraint Evans, L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande Si, Tra I Ceppi E Le Ritorte La Mia Fé Risplenderà
Conductor – Bryan Balkwill
5:36
Opera - Rodelinda
16 Marilyn Horne, Vienna Cantata Orchestra Dove Sei, Amato Bene?
Conductor – Henry LewisLibretto By – Haym*
6:52
Opera - Giulio Cesare
17 Joan Sutherland, New Symphony Orchestra Of London* Da Tempeste Il Legno Infranto
Conductor – Richard BonyngeLibretto By – Haym*
5:33

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Credits

  • Adapted BySamuel Humphreys (tracks: Lyric Translation - Tracks 2 & 4)
  • Composed ByHandel* (tracks: All)
  • Cover, Art DirectionJeremy Tilston
  • Cover, Artwork BySimon Vouet (tracks: Allégorie de la Charité ou Allégorie de la Foi (1630/35) – Musée du Louvre, Paris)
  • Cover, Photography ByAkg London, Erich Lessing
  • Liner Notes [Booklet Pages 9 to 17]George Hall (4)
  • Liner Notes [English To French Translation]Claire Delamarche
  • Liner Notes [English To German Translation]Christiane Frobenius
  • Photography By [Photograph of Emma Kirkby - Booklet Page 7]Alex Von Koettlitz
  • Photography By [Photograph of Geraint Evans - Booklet Page 8]Decca (2)
  • Photography By [Photograph of James Bowman - Booklet Page 7]Decca (2)
  • Photography By [Photograph of Joan Sutherland - Booklet Page 2]Decca*
  • Photography By [Photograph of Luciano Pavarotti - Booklet Page 2]Decca (2), Terry O'Neill (2)
  • Photography By [Photograph of Marilyn Horne - Booklet Page 17]Robert Cahen
  • Photography By [Photograph of Renata Tebaldi - Booklet Page 8]Decca (2)
  • Photography By [Photograph of Teresa Berganza - Booklet Page 11]Decca (2)
  • Text By [Translated By: Lyric Translation - Track 1]Philip Weller*
  • Text By [Translated By: Lyric Translation - Track 5]Avril Bardoni
  • Text By [Translated By: Lyric Translation - Tracks 1, 6 & 14]Decca (2)
  • Text By [Translated By: Lyric Translation - Tracks 8, 9, 15 & 16]Kenneth Chalmers

Notes

Release includes 28 page booklet with the following information:-
Page 1 - Front Cover
Pages 2, 7, 8, 11 & 17 - photographs of performers;
Pages 3 to 6 - detailed breakdown of tracks giving opera title, performers, conductors and recording formats & dates;
Pages 9 to 11 - Liner notes in English;
Pages 12 to 14 - Liner notes translated into French;
Pages 15 to 17 - Liner notes translated into German;
Pages 18 to 25 - Lyrics and opera transcript in original Italian and translated into English;
Pages 26 & 27 - Advertisements for other titles available on Opera Gala;
Page 28 - Rear Cover - Tracklist showing daetails of all 17 Tracks (track title, opera title, individual track timing, Total timing, giving indication which tracks are ADD and which are DDD)

Recording Dates:-
Track 1 - 1991, Tracks 2, 3 & 4 - 1990, Track 5 - 1995, Track 6 - 1963, Track 7 - 1963, Track 8 - 1985, Track 9 - 1966,
Track 10 - 1960, Track 11 - 1970, Track 12 - 1965, Track 13 - 1962, Track 14 - 1973, Track 15 - 1966, Track 16 - 1967, Track 17 - 1963

Main Artists Parts:-
Track 1 - Emma Kirkby sings the part of Alcina
Tracks 2, 3 & 4 - James Bowman sings the part of Orlando
Track 5 - Sara Mingardo sings the part of Riccardo
Track 6 - Luciano Pavarotti sings the part of Meleagro
Track 7 - Marilyn Horne sings the part of juno
Track 8 - Joan Sutherland sings the part of Rodelinda, Alicia Nafé sings the part of Bertarido
Track 9 - Forbes Robinson sings the part of Varo
Track 10 - Teresa Berganza sings the part of Cleopatra
Track 12 - Bernadette Greevy sings the part of Almirena
Track 13 - Teresa Berganza sings the part of Ruggiero
Track 14 - Renata Tebaldi sings the part of Serse
Track 15 - Geraint Evans sings the part of Demetrio
Track 16 - Marilyn Horne sings the part of Bertarido
Track 17 - Joan Sutherland sings the part of Cleopatra

Track Recording Formats:-
ADD - Tracks 6, 7 and 9 to 17 inclusive
DDD - Tracks 1 to 5 and 8

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 028945824925
  • SPARS Code (Tracks as indicated in notes): ADD
  • SPARS Code (Tracks as indicated in notes): DDD
  • Distribution Code (Each letter in small square box next to catalogue number on Rear Case cover and rear page of booklet): DM
  • Label Code (On disc): LC 0171
  • Rights Society (On disc): BIEM
  • Rights Society (On disc): MCPS

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