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Handel: Floridante - Joyce DiDonato (vocals); Marijana Mijanovic (vocals); Riccardo Novaro (vocals); Roberta Invernizzi (vocals);...
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  1. Floridante, opera, HWV 14
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Handel wrote Floridante in 1722 for a London audience infatuated with Italian opera. The plot, like that of so many Baroque operas, was taken from ancient history and concerns romantic liaisons thrown into turmoil by political rivalries, in this case between Persia and Tyre. Handel wrote over 50 Italian operas, and it's remarkable that he was consistently able to summon such a high level of inventiveness and inspiration when faced repeatedly with librettos that must have come to look depressingly alike in the conventions of ...

Handel: Floridante 2007, Archiv Produktion

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