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Handel: Arminio

Handel: Arminio
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Geraldine McGreevy Geraldine McGreevy
Sytse Buwalda Sytse Buwalda
Dominique Labelle Dominique Labelle
Il Complesso Barocco Il Complesso Barocco
Manuela Custer Manuela Custer
Riccardo Ristori Riccardo Ristori

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Description: Arminio is hardly one of Handel's more celebrated operas. It was a flop when first performed and has been pretty much ignored since then. So does it warrant such neglect? Well, the libretto--which relates the tale of the German leader Hermann (Arminius) fighting for freedom against the Romans in the first century AD--is pretty unsatisfactory, with characters left largely undeveloped and events unexplained. Mind you, that's hardly uncommon in the land of opera, and nor is it necessarily a recipe for disaster if the music's up to scratch. And here, though there are patches of Handel on autopilot, there is plenty more to please. Tr ... (more)
Manufacturer: Virgin Veritas
Release date: 14 August 2001
EAN: 0724354546129 UPC: 724354546129
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