Handel Egitto Petrou

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Hwv 17 (George Petrou) [2010]

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Hwv 17 (George Petrou) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans Covers | 3cd, 1.01 GB
Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog Number: 609 1604-2

It could be argued that Händel’s Giulio Cesare is, in a sense, the La Bohème of Baroque opera: surely performed both more frequently and more widely afield than any of Händel’s other operas, Giulio Cesare is the most popular of Händel’s operas and the one that is most known even by audiences with limited exposure to Baroque opera. This familiarity led to the long-held assumption that Giulio Cesare was likewise the finest of Händel’s operatic scores, a supposition that has been challenged during the past two decades by more frequent – and more impressive – performances of Händel’s lesser-known operas…
George Petrou, Orchestra of Patras - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2010)

George Petrou, Orchestra of Patras - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.02 Gb | Total time: 75:50+78:48+77:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 609 1604-2 | Recorded: 2008

It is a studio production with all the benefits of excellent acoustics, perfect balance, no disturbing noises from stage movements or audience reactions and the option to re-record momentary lapses. And there is another advantage: these studio sessions were based on a staged production at the Thesaloniki Concert Hall in March 2008! I suppose this is a misprint. If it is, this is the only error in this wholly delightful production.
Anne Sofie Von Otter - Handel, Monteverdi, Telemann (1983/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Anne Sofie Von Otter - Händel, Monteverdi, Telemann (1983/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 41:09 minutes | 965 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:09 minutes | 901 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Listen to this young Swedish voice: a warm and proprius rich mezzosoprano — just about to embark on her grand international career. She will introduce you to the world of the Baroque, full of Myth and Fantasy and populated by the great figures of classical history and drama.
Il Giardino d'Amore, Stefan Plewniak, Jakub Józef Orliński & Natalia Kawalek - Handel - Enemies in Love (2018)

Il Giardino d'Amore, Stefan Plewniak, Jakub Józef Orliński & Natalia Kawalek - Enemies in Love (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 320 MB
Label: Ëvoe Music | Tracks: 12 | Time: 56:24 min

Enemies in Love is a dazzling disc of Handel Arias and Duets performed by soprano Natalia Kawalek, counter tenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski and Il Giardino d'Amore conducted by Stefan Plewniak.

Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 21, 2018
Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017)

Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 370 MB
Label: Erato – 0190295774455 | Tracks: 19 | Time: 71:45 min
Classical, Vocal

„Recording an album entirely devoted to Händel is an unmissable opportunity for any singer who loves Baroque music, but especially for a countertenor. In fact the sheer choice of arias, each more wonderful than the one before, is staggering, but does mean that every singer can find the numbers best suited to his or her voice and personality. Although it’s only in the last few years that I’ve been able to play the big Händel roles on stage – Sesto in Giulio Cesare, for example, or Ruggiero in Alcina – for this recital I wanted to choose a selection of arias from less well-known operas.
Xavier Sabata, Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi - Handel: Bad Guys (2012) (Repost)

Xavier Sabata, Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi - Handel: Bad Guys (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:04 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Aparte | Catalog: AP048

The castrato in Italian opera of the early 18th century had vocal power that was often associated with heroic roles, but Handel wrote several memorable villains for the voice type as well. Indeed, using the castrato's star quality to add depth to his bad guys was one facet of his operatic genius, and the idea of collecting a group of these arias is good enough to recommend this album even apart from the vocal gifts of Spanish countertenor Xavier Sabata. And those gifts are considerable. Sabata is a true operatic countertenor, somewhat in the vein of Philippe Jaroussky (to whose album of Vivaldi heroic arias this release makes a fine companion).
Rosemary Joshua, Sarah Connolly, The English Concert, Harry Bicket - Handel: Duets (2010) (Repost)

Rosemary Joshua, Sarah Connolly, The English Concert, Harry Bicket - Handel: Duets (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:44 | 298 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 767

Solo recitals of arias from Handel operas and oratorios are common, so it's a pleasure to hear an album devoted to his duets, particularly when they're performed as well as they are here by soprano Rosemary Joshua and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. Both have had diverse careers, but are known especially for their Baroque roles. Their voices are especially well-matched in weight, and their blend is beautifully warm, but they are each distinctive enough that they retain a strong vocal identity even when singing in close harmony.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Jan. 17, 2018
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata, Vince Yi (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 63:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 8094 | Recorded: 2013

Decca’s new release brings together five of the world’s most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard, countertenors are now firmly established on the operatic stage and concert platform and their popularity has reached an all-time high. This album features virtuosic highlights from baroque opera and showcases the extraordinary abilities of five astonishing artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata and Vince Yi.
Peter van Heyghen, Les Muffatti & Hasnaa Bennani - Handel: Arie per la Cuzzoni (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Peter van Heyghen, Les Muffatti & Hasnaa Bennani - Handel: Arie per la Cuzzoni (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:15 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today. Among the most famous and also the most notorious stars of European opera houses was the Italian diva Francesca Cuzzoni, whose extravagance must have been as phenomenal as her singing talent.
Franco Fagioli - Handel Arias (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Franco Fagioli - Handel Arias (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:43 minutes | 1.56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This is the album Handel lovers have been waiting for: a handpicked selection of Handel opera arias that Franco Fagioli, one of the most outstanding countertenors in our days has chosen himself.