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Handel: Tamerlano - John Mark Ainsley (tenor); Karina Gauvin (soprano); Max Emanuel Cencic (counter tenor); Pavel Kudinov (bass);...
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  1. Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18
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It's hard to know where to start in enumerating the virtues of this recording of Handel's opera Tamerlano, HWV 18, composed in 1724 and revised and revived in 1731 (the latter version is heard here). Start with the opera itself, which might be called the most adult of Handel's operas and is far from being as well known as it should be. Loosely based on a play by Christopher Marlowe, the opera tells the story of the Mongol king Tamerlane, his conquest of part of the Ottoman empire, and the love triangles that resulted. It's ...

Handel: Tamerlano 2014, Na´ve

UPC: 822186053737