Ruby Hughes - Handel's Last Prima Donna: Giulia Frasi in London (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 258 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 20 | Time: 78:08 min
Excelling in Renaissance and baroque repertoire, the young British soprano Ruby Hughes pays tribute to Handels last prima donna, the Italian soprano Giulia Frasi. For her debut recording on Chandos she has chosen a selection of celebrated arias composed for Frasi by Handel, in his late oratorios Susanna, Solomon, Theodora, and Jephtha, and other composers of the era, whose works are now much less familiar, offering several modern premieres. Performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Laurence Cummings, and recorded in surroundsound, this programme is unique of its kind.