Handel - Ottone | Decca 4831814

Handel - Ottone

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4831814

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 9th June 2017

Contents

Artists

Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor)
Lauren Snouffer (soprano)
Pavel Kudinov (bass)
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
Xavier Sabata (countertenor)
Anna Starushkevych (mezzo-soprano)
Il Pomo d’Oro

Conductor

George Petrou

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Ottone, Re di Germania, HWV15

Artists

Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor)
Lauren Snouffer (soprano)
Pavel Kudinov (bass)
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
Xavier Sabata (countertenor)
Anna Starushkevych (mezzo-soprano)
Il Pomo d’Oro

Conductor

George Petrou

About

Handel’s Ottone, re di Germania is presented here in a new recording by Max Emanuel Cencic and a superb cast, under the baton of George Petrou with Il Pomo d’Oro.

Premiered in London in 1723, Ottone was one of Handel’s most successful operas during his lifetime. This rare recording breathes new life into one of the master’s greatest works.

Also featuring three “bonus” arias performed in the 1726 revival.

“Mr Cencic is blessed with the finest countertenor voice of our day.” - Opernwelt

Cast:
- Ottone: Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor)
- Teofane: Lauren Snouffer (soprano)
- Emireno: Pavel Kudinov (bass)
- Gismonda: Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano)
- Adalberto: Xavier Sabata (countertenor)
- Matilda: Anna Starushkevych (mezzo-soprano)

Reviews

Without pressing the tempos unduly ..., George Petrou draws rhythmically animated, sensitively coloured playing from the crack Italian band. ... The cast is uniformly strong. Ottone is more mooning lover than strutting hero, always ready to buckle in a crisis. But Max Emanuel Cencic, with his unusually powerful, sensuous countertenor, rescues him from self-regarding wimpishess. ...this new recording is emphatically the version to have of an opera whose dramatic flaws are redeemed by magnificent individual scenes and any number of good tunes.  Richard Wigmore
Gramophone September 2017
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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