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Home » Composers » German Composers » GF Handel » Handel Operas » Siroe

Siroe, Rè di Persia

By George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel)

Recordings

Handel. Siroe, Rè di Persia. (HWV 24, London 1728). Accent ACC 26401 (3 CDs, May 2014). Lawrence Cummings, FestspielOrchester Göttingen. Siroe: Yosemeh Adjei, countertenor; Emira: Anna Dennis, soprano; Laodice: Aleksandra Zamojska, soprano; Medarse: Antonio Giovannini, countertenor; Cosroe: Lisandro Abadie, baritone; Arasse: Ross Ramgobin, bass. Live recording of the modern staging at the 2013 Göttingen Handel Festival, fortunately without video. UK | FR | DE
Handel. Siroe, Rè di Persia. (HWV 24, London 1728). Harmonia Mundi HMC 901826/27 (2 CDs, February 2004). Abridged version. Review by NewOlde.com | Review by Philippe Gelinaud. Andreas Spering, Cappella Coloniensis. Siroe: Ann Hallenberg, contralto; Emira: Johanna Stojkovic, soprano; Laodice: Sunhae Im, soprano; Medarse: Gunther Schmid, countertenor; Cosroe: Sebastian Noack, baritone; Arasse: Timm de Jong, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Handel. Siroe, Rè di Persia. (HWV 24, London 1728). Virgin (forthcoming?). Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. This was mentioned on a website several years ago, but the reference has since disappeared.

Related Operas

Domenico Sarri. Siroe (Naples 1727). This version of the text, used by Handel, was personally influenced by Metastasio. Other composers who set the libretto in 1726-27 were Vinci, Porta, Porpora, and Vivaldi.

Hasse. Il Siroe (Bologna 1733). Ensemble Serse. Cosroe: Julian Forbes, tenor; Siroe: Katherine Marriott, mezzo-soprano; Emira: Katherine Cooper, contralto; Medarse: Calvin Wells, sopranist; Laodice: Catrine Kirkman, soprano; Arasse: Andrew Pickett, countertenor. Saturday, 27 September 2008, 7 pm, St. Giles Church, Denmark St., London. Details.

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 Siroe


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