BadGuys

Track List

  1. Vo’ dar pace a un’ alma altiera - Tamerlano, Acte I, Scène 2, Tamerlano 

  2. Spero per voi, si,si - Ariodante, Acte I, Scène 9, Polinesso 

  3. Voglio stragi, e voglio morte - Teseo, Acte IV, Scène 1, Egeo 

  4. Pena tiranna - Amadigi di Gaula, Acte II, Scène 5, Dardano 

  5. Dover, giustizia, amor - Ariodante Acte III, Scène 3, Polinesso 

  6. Belle dèe di questo core - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Acte II, Scène 9, Tolomeo 

  7. D'innalzar i utti al ciel - Ottone, re di Germania, Acte III, Scène 3, Adelberto 

  8. Bel labbro formato - Ottone, rè di Germania, Acte III, Scène 3, Adelberto 

  9. Domerò la tua erezza - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Acte III, Scène 2, Tolomeo 

  10. Serenatevi, o luci belle - Teseo Acte I, Scène 5, Egeo 

  11. Se l’inganno sortisce felice - Ariodante, Acte II, Scène 5, Polinesso 

  12. Agitato il cor mi sento - Amadigi di Gaula, Acte I, Scène 6, Dardano

Notes by Gabrielle Oliveira Guyon

Opera has always had its heroes and its villains – the “goodies” and the “baddies”, the upright and the dishonourable, the steadfast and the false-hearted. This unusual programme is devoted to some of the admirable pieces George Frideric Handel wrote for his more negative characters. The Spanish countertenor Xavier Sabata, accompanied by the orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro conducted by Riccardo Minasi, sings arias from six operas by the German-born composer, who was naturalised English in 1727.

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