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CHSA0403

HANDEL’s LAST PRIMA DONNA

Handel’s Last Prima Donna:
Giulia Frasi in London

Soprano Arias from:

Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 – 1778):
Alfred
Artaxerxes

Vincenzo Ciampi (c1719 – 1762):
Adriano in Siria
Il trionfo di Camilla

Philip Hayes (1738 – 1797):
Telemachus

John Christopher Smith (1712 – 1795):
Rebecca

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759):
Theodora
Jephtha
Solomon
The Choice of Hercules
Susanna

Ruby Hughes – Soprano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmen,  Laurence Cummings

Excelling in Renaissance and baroque repertoire, the young British soprano Ruby Hughes pays tribute to Handel’s 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.

Chandos Chaconne SACD CHSA0403 @ £11* plus p&p


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