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Scipione (1726)

By George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel)


"Scoglio d'immota fronte" - Roberta Invernizzi, soprano. Giulio Prandi, Arion, Consort. Handel under the influence of Vinci.


Handel. Scipione. (HWV 20, London 1726). FNAC Music 592245 (3 CDs 1994). Review by Philippe Gelinaud. Christophe Rousset. Les Talens Lyriques. Scipione: Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor; Berenice: Sandrine Piau, soprano; Lucejo: Doris Lamprecht, mezzo-soprano; Ernando: Olivier Lallouette, baritone; Armira: Vanda Tabery, soprano; Lelio: Guy Fletcher, tenor. Above average performance of an above average opera. Artsy, hard to read libretto. US | UK | FR | CA

Remastered and reissued on Aparté AP 005 (May 2010). In addition to remastering, the reissue has set the English and French translations in readable, left-aligned type, although the Italian is still in undesirable, center-aligned type though at least without FNAC's usability challenged fonts and colors. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP


Winton Dean & J. Merrill Knapp. Handel's Operas, 1704-1726. (Oxford University Press 1995 (1987)).

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


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