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Handel: Rodelinda - Brandon Cedel (bass); Harry Bicket (harpsichord); Iestyn Davies (counter tenor); Jess Dandy (contralto);...
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  1. Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, opera, HWV 19
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Handel's Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, HWV 19, was a hit at its first performance in 1725 and has dropped out of the repertory only during periods when all of Handel's operas did. It is absolutely loaded with great Handelian tunes and also has a more-than-coherent plot involving an imprisoned queen in a conquered Milan, the intrigue that swirls around her among her lustful conquerors, and her disguised husband, Bertarido, who attempts to rescue her. The lead role has drawn star sopranos from Joan Sutherland on down, but ...

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Handel: Rodelinda 2021, Linn Records

UPC: 691062065825

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