Handel: Arminio - Juan Sancho (vocals); Layla Claire (vocals); Max Emanuel Cencic (vocals); Petros Magoulas (vocals); Ruxandra Donose (vocals);...
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  1. Arminio, opera, HWV 36
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Handel's Arminio was first performed in 1737, was abandoned, and was revived only in 1935, in a German-language performance in Leipzig (the original is Italian). That revival is easy to understand: Arminius, or Herrmann, was a tribal chieftain who stalled the Roman advance into Germany with a brilliant forest ambush and arguably was the reason for the survival of Teutonic rule in northern and central Germany. In 1935 he would have been a hero to the Nazis. The story here, based on a 30-year-old libretto, is both fanciful ...

Handel: Arminio 2016, Decca

UPC: 028947887645

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