Aria Album from Handel's Operas. Female Roles for High Voice

Handel, George Frideric

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Handel Aria Album from Handel's Operas. Female Roles for High Voice

Italian opera was at the centre of Handel’s output for over 35 years with solo arias constituting one of the most important elements in Baroque opera.  Dramatic roles, with their various moods and reactions, are characterised through arias.  A large number of Handel’s operas also contain at least one entire scene for two to three voices.  These numbers make use not only of similar lyrical or expressive forms of expression such as the arias, but also employ contrapuntal elements as found in Handel’s chamber music.

Based on the Bärenreiter vocal scores, these volumes contain some of Handel’s best-known arias, duets and trios, together with less well-known numbers of equally high musical quality.  The arias are arranged chronologically, reflecting the order in which the operas were composed.

- Unbeatable collections of Handel’s most beautiful arias and ensembles

- Musical text based on the Urtext vocal scores of the “Halle Handel Edition”

- Detailed foreword (Eng/Ger) by Donald Burrows on Handel’s singers and on the arias in the context of the operas

- Translations of the Italian aria texts (Eng/Ger)

Burrows, Donald
Baerenreiter Germany


  1. Furie Terribili (Armida, 'Rinaldo') [Handel, George Frideric]
  2. Lascia Ch'io Pianga (Almirena, 'Rinaldo') [Handel, George Frideric]
  3. Bel Piacere (Almirena, 'Rinaldo') [Handel, George Frideric]
  4. V'adoro, Pupille (Cleopatra, 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto') [Handel, George Frideric]
  5. Che Sento? - Se Pietà Di Me Non Senti (Cleopatra, 'Giulio Cesare In Egitto') [Handel, George Frideric]
  6. Da Tempeste Il Legno Infranto (Cleopatra, 'Giulio Cesare In Egitto') [Handel, George Frideric]
  7. Cor Die Padre (Asteria, 'Tamerlano') [Handel, George Frideric]
  8. Se Perì l'Amato Bene (Costanza, 'Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra') [Handel, George Frideric]
  9. Vado Per Obbedirti (Pulcheria, 'Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra') [Handel, George Frideric]
  10. Il Volo Così Fido (Costanza, 'Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra) [Handel, George Frideric]
  11. E Dove Mai - Fonti Amiche (Seleuce, 'Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto') [Handel, George Frideric]
  12. Orrida Agli Occhi Miei (Ginevra, 'Ariodante') [Handel, George Frideric]
  13. Volate, Amori (Ginevra, 'Ariodante') [Handel, George Frideric]
  14. Ingrato Polinesso! - Neghittosi, Or Voi Che Fate? (Dalinda, 'Ariodante') [Handel, George Frideric]
  15. Tornami A Vagheggiar (Morgana, 'Alcina') [Handel, George Frideric]
  16. Ah, Mio Cor! (Alcina, 'Alcina') [Handel, George Frideric]
  17. Ah! Ruggiero Crudel - Ombre Pallide (Alcina, 'Alcina') [Handel, George Frideric]
  18. Mi Restano Le Lagrime (Alcina, 'Alcina') [Handel, George Frideric]
  19. L'amerò? Non Fia Vero. - E Gelosia Quella Tiranna (Romilda, 'Serse') [Handel, George Frideric]
  20. Indgrata Mai Non Fui (Rosmene, 'Imeneo') [Handel, George Frideric]

Additional Information

Baroque Period
Soprano Voice