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Poro (1731)

By George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel)


Handel. Poro, Rè dell'Indie. (HWV 28, London 1731). Göttingen Handel Festival. (3 CDs 2006). Konrad Junghänel, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Poro: William Towers, countertenor; Cleofide: Jutta Böhnert, soprano; Erissena: Franziska Gottwald, contralto; Gandarte: Andrew Radley, countertenor; Alessandro: Thomas Piffka, tenor; Timagene: Torben Jürgens, bass. Sold by the German Handel Society. Recommended by David Vickers.
Handel. Poro, Rè dell'Indie. (HWV 28, London 1731). Opus 111 OPS 30-113/115 (3 CDs 1994). Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante. Poro: Gloria Banditelli, contralto; Cleofide: Rossana Bertini, soprano; Erissena: Bernarda Fink, contralto; Gandarte: Gérard Lesne, countertenor; Alessandro Il Grande: Sandro Naglia, tenor; Timagene: Roberto Abbondanza, bass. Handel was not as successful with Metastasio texts as the modern composers. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Related Operas

Leonardo Vinci. Alessandro nell'Indie (Rome 1730). Handel's "Poro is much closer to Metastasio's text than Porpora's Poro given at the same time (Turin Carnival 1731) and Hasse's Cleofide (Dresden, September 1731)." Strohm, p. 61.


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

R. Strohm, "Handel and his Italian opera texts"; Metastasio's Alessandro nell'Indie and its earliest settings." Essays on Handel and the Italian Opera. (Oxford University Press 1985).


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