Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Bernarda Fink Goffredo

Cecilia Bartoli Almirena

David Daniels Rinaldo

Daniel Taylor Eustazio

Gerald Finley Argante

Luba Orgonasova Armida

Bejun Mehta Mago cristiano

Ana-Maria Rincon Donna & Sirena II

Catherine Bott Sirena 1

Mark Padmore Un araldo

Christopher Hogwood conductor

Year: 2000
Catalogue: Decca 467 087 2


Winner of the 2002 Cannes Classical Music Award for 17th and 18th-century opera

Winner of the 2001 Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice

About this album

Boasting a uniformly excellent cast – David Daniels on peak form as Rinaldo, Cecilia Bartoli as an Almirena of vivid immediacy, a powerful Argante in Gerald Finley – and the AAM on bristling form, this disc is without doubt the new benchmark.

Christopher Hogwood directs the AAM and a line-up of the very best soloists in Handel’s bewitching tale of love, war and magic.

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