Nathalie Stutzmann, Philippe Jaroussky, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:20 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Heroes from the Shadows makes stars of the unfairly overlooked roles – from Arsamene to Zenobia – who sing Handel’s hidden operatic jewels: Cornelia from Giulio Cesare (‘Son nata’ in duet with star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as her guest), Dardano’s stately ‘Pena tiranna’ from Amadigi di Gaula, and the sublime, intimate ‘Senti, bell’idol mio’ sung by Claudio in Silla. Stutzmann conducts her superb musicians playing on Baroque instruments, while singing some of Handel’s most virtuosic arias, all with a rare mastery of both arts – neither one in the shadow of the other.