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    Default Arias for Farinelli R3 Live in Concert

    I am just catching up with this and think it deserves its own thread. Don’t miss it.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b041vg7b

    Originally posted on the Proms 2014 Early Music thread
    by mercia

    hope you caught Les Talens Lyriques from Wigmore last night
    by pegleg
    Yes, and it hit all the right spots. The "Tribute to Farinelli" with mezzo Ann Hallenberg has gone straight into my archive. This review from a 2011 performance in Paris says it all:
    http://npw-opera-concerts.blogspot.c...farinelli.html

    And an interview with Ann Hallenberg from the same date on youtube: http://youtu.be/DDkUpqcFMVk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l3-ESUTqxQ
    You may also enjoy this concert performance. Ann Hallenberg is just spectacular.

    Handel: Ariodante, opera seria in three acts, HWV 33
    Ann Hallenberg: Ariodante
    Roberta Mameli: Ginevra
    Varduhi Abrahanyan: Polinesso
    Ana Quintans: Dalinda
    Nicholas Phan: Lurcanio
    Matthew Brook: Re di Scozia
    Il Complesso Barocco
    Conducted by Alan Curtis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l3-ESUTqxQ
    Last edited by doversoul; 01-05-14 at 21:10.

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    Many thanks for the Ariodante notice. From the 2011 George Enescu Festival. Just watched the first 13 mins, or so, and had to drag myself away, saving it up for Friday viewing. Did you notice Dmitry Sinkovsky on lead violin? (Some super-charged Vivladi: http://youtu.be/JR0xIv6ECiI )

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    One aria we didn't hear her sing on Monaday. Written by Veracini for Farinelli, it requires the lungs of a horse: http://youtu.be/Z7zgZZ3DXm0

    Another favourite Ann Hallenberg moment is her singing "Quanto magis generosa" accompanied by the rarely heard viola d'amore. Starts @ 28:36 : http://youtu.be/KGpPUDu_ME4

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    Ah! Another Juditha. Thank you, pegleg. Perfect for Friday night.

    I enjoyed this Juditha very much.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhkQurdInGY

    Juditha: Manuela Custer, mezzosoprano
    Holofernes: Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzosoprano
    Vagaus: Karina Gauvin, soprano
    Abra: Marina Comparato, mezzosoprano
    Ozias: Romina Basso, mezzosoprano
    Venice Baroque Orchestra & Nationaal Jeugdkoor
    Conducted by Andrea Marcon

    As for Ann Hallenberg: she is Ottavia in this Poppea with Max Emmanuel Cencic’s Nerone and conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm. The reviewer in the recent BaL didn’t think very highly of the production but Ottavia is definitely worth a watch.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzGhZpcYbJI

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    Thanks for the additional links. You are duly elected as my entertainments officer. Ann Hallenberg as Ariodante was - wow! The whole concert was excellent. It's such a pity she was not chosen for the Curtis "full-monty" Ariodante 3CD recording on Virgin. (contracts etc I suppose).

    Just to make up for that, here are two gems form her "Hidden Handel" CD : http://youtu.be/2pTIhrd6Ejo http://youtu.be/b0Pl8VladtM

    You can sample all the tracks at Presto, and it's just gone straight to the top of my to-buy list. And I can't resist this duet from Giulio Cesare: http://youtu.be/kEW0V9RhEZA

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