Aria Album from Handel's Operas. Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto

Handel, George Frideric

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Handel Aria Album from Handel's Operas. Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto

Based on the Bärenreiter vocal scores, these volumes contain some of Handel’s best-known arias for mezzo-soprano/contralto, tenor and bass, together with some less well-known numbers of equally high musical quality.  The arias in these volumes contain works from Handel’s thirty-year period as an opera composer in London and give an impression of the variety of this extensive repertoire.  The arias display various distinctive technical features and are mostly presented with the preceding recitative or, in a few cases, in the context of an entire scene.  The arias appear in the chronological order of the operas.  The forewords by Donald Burrows contain detailed notes on Handel’s singers and on the context of the arias of the operas.

- Based on the Urtext vocal scores of the Halle Handel Edition

- Detailed forewords (Eng/Ger) by leading Handel expert Donald Burrows

- Text translations of the Italian arias (Eng/Ger)

Recitatives and arias (for mezzo-soprano/contralto, female roles and breeches roles) from: Amadigi, Ariodante, Ezio, Flavio, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Lotario, Orlando, Radamisto, Rinaldo, Rodelinda, Serse (Xerxes), Tamerlano

Burrows, Donald
Baerenreiter Germany


  1. Mio cor (Goffredo, Rinaldo) [Handel, George Frideric]
  2. Sorge nel petto (Goffredo, Rinaldo) [Handel, George Frideric]
  3. Pena tiranna io sento al core (Dardano, Amadigi) [Handel, George Frideric]
  4. Quando mai, spietata sorte (Zenobia,Radamisto) [Handel, George Frideric]
  5. Già che morir non posso (Zenobia, Radamisto) [Handel, George Frideric]
  6. Fatemi, o Cieli, almen (Zenobia, Radamisto) [Handel, George Frideric]
  7. Deggio dunque, oh Dio, lasciarti(Zenobia, Radamisto) [Handel, George Frideric]
  8. Che colpa è la mia (Teodata, Flavio, Re de’ Longobardi) [Handel, George Frideric]
  9. Priva son d’ogni conforto (Cornelia, Giulio Cesare in Egitto) [Handel, George Frideric]
  10. Par che mi nasca in seno (Irene, Tamerlano) [Handel, George Frideric]
  11. No, che sei tanto costante (Irene, Tamerlano) [Handel, George Frideric]
  12. Crudel più non son io (Irene, Tamerlano) [Handel, George Frideric]
  13. Quanto più fiera tempesta freme (Eduige, Rodelinda, Regina de’ Longobardi) [Handel, George Frideric]
  14. Orgogliosetto va l’augelletto (Matilde, Lotario) [Handel, George Frideric]
  15. Arma lo sguardo (Matilde, Lotario) [Handel, George Frideric]
  16. S’è delitto trar da’ lacci (Idelberto, Lotario) [Handel, George Frideric]
  17. Per tutto il timore (Valentiniano, Ezio) [Handel, George Frideric]
  18. Verdi allori (Medoro, Orlando) [Handel, George Frideric]
  19. Vorrei poterti amar (Medoro, Orlando) [Handel, George Frideric]
  20. Se l’inganno sortisce felice (Polinesso, Ariodante) [Handel, George Frideric]
  21. Dover, giustizia, amor (Polinesso, Ariodante) [Handel, George Frideric]
  22. Or che siete, speranze, tradite (Amastre, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]
  23. Anima infida, tradita io sono (Amastre, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]
  24. Cagion son io del mio dolore (Amastre, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]
  25. Meglio in voi col mio partire (Arsamene, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]
  26. Non so se sia la speme (Arsamene, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]
  27. Quella che tutta fé (Arsamene, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]
  28. Sì, la voglio, e la otterrò (Arsamene, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]
  29. Amor, tiranno amor (Arsamene, Serse) [Handel, George Frideric]

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Baroque Period