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LA Collection: Handel: Opera Seria

Sandrine Piau, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques

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"Editor's Choice ... Rousset and Piau achieve the perfect synthesis of elegance, extravagance and emotion."
- Gramophone

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Scipione, HWV 20  
1
Act II: Scoglio d'immota fronte
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
5:00
Orlando, HWV 31  
2
Act II: Verdi piante, erbette liete
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
6:20
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17  
3
Act II: Accompagnato. Che sento?
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
1:07
4
Act II: Aria. Se pita di me non senti
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
7:43
Partenope, HWV 27  
5
Act I: L' Amor ed il Destin (Both Love and Fate shall meet)
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
3:00
Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11  
6
Act I: Ah! Spietato!
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
5:25
Alessandro, HWV 21  
7
Act III: Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
5:20
Rodelinda, HWV 19  
8
Act I: Ombre piante, urne funeste
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
5:46
Faramondo, HWV 39  
9
Act II: Aria. Combattuta da due venti
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
5:55
Tamerlano, HWV 18  
10
Act III: Aria. Cor di padre
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
8:17
Deidamia, HWV 42  
11
Act III: Aria. M'ai resa infelice, che vanto n'avrai?
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
3:52
Arianna in Creta, HWV 32  
12
Act II: Son qual stanco
George Frideric Handel; Sandrine Piau; Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
9:25
Total Playing Time    67:10
"... arguably the best Handel aria recording ever made by a soprano ... the sound is ideal and the orchestra's playing is every bit as exciting and vibrant as Piau's singing. Lovers of Handel opera must not miss these extraordinary performances. C'est magnifique!"
- ClassicsToday.com

"... you’ll get an idea of how breathtakingly nimble Sandrine Piau is when she displays her stunning coloratura technique ... (she) certainly knows how to pack an emotional punch. Les Talens Lyriques accompany gorgeously ... this disc is an absolute cracker."
- Classic FM

Originally released in 2005, this collection showcases the stunning vocals of soprano Sandrine Piau accompanied by conductor Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques. But this is far more than just a recital by a prima donna: it is a perfectly balanced dialogue between Piau and Rousset. Their rapport blossomed over time through their collaborations on the operatic works of Handel going back as far as 1994 . Their complicity reveals the deep humanity of Handel’s heroines behind the masks.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naive Studio Masters

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