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Home » Composers » German Composers » GF Handel » Handel Operas » Ezio

Ezio (1732)

By George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel)

Recordings

Handel. Ezio. (HWV 29, London 1732). DG Archiv 477 807-3 (3 CDs, March 2009). Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. Ezio: Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Fulvia: Karina Gauvin, soprano; Valentiniano: Sonia Prina, contralto; Massimo: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor; Varo: Vito Priante, bass; Onoria: Marianne Andersen, mezzo-soprano. Libretto by Metastasio. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Related Operas

Pietro Auletta. Ezio (Rome 1729). The source of the libretto used by Handel.

Strohm cites other settings before Handel's by Porpora (Venice 1728), Hasse (Naples 1730), Riccardo Broschi (Turin 1731) and Predieri (Genoa 1731). Ezio was an especially popular libretto throughout the 18th Century and was set 4 times by Jommelli.

Gluck. Ezio (Prague version, 1750). DG-Archiv (forthcoming, recorded in 2008.) Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. Fulvia: Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Ezio: Sonia Prina, contralto; Valentiniano III: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Massimo: Topi Lehtipuu, tenor.
Gluck. Ezio (Vienna version, 1763/64). Oehms Classics (2 CDs, May 2008). Michael Hofstetter, Chor und Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. Valentiniano III: Ruth Sandhoff, mezzo-soprano; Fulvia: Kirsten Blaise, soprano; Ezio: Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Onoria: Sophie Marin-Degor, soprano; Massimo: Stefano Ferrari, tenor; Varo: Netta Or, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Gluck. Ezio (Prague version, 1750). Coviello COV 20713 (3 CDs, September 2007). Andreas Stoehr, Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik. Valentiniano III: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Fulvia: Mariselle Martínez, mezzo-soprano; Ezio: Matthias Rexroth, countertenor; Onoria: Netta Or, soprano; Massimo: Mirko Roschkowski, tenor; Varo: Andreas Post, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

References

Winton Dean. Handel's Operas, 1726-1741 (Boydell Press 2006).

R. Strohm, "Handel and his Italian opera texts." Essays on Handel and the Italian Opera. (Oxford University Press 1985).

Links

Le magazine de l'opera-baroque page on Ezio


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