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Handel - Alcina / Auger, Jones, Kuhlmann, Tomlinson, City of London Baroque Sinfonia, Hickox
George Frideric Handel, Richard Hickox, City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Handel - Alcina / Auger, Jones, Kuhlmann, Tomlinson, City of London Baroque Sinfonia, Hickox
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (33) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #3


      
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Splendid performance libretto available for download
Marcolorenzo | Italy | 10/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Perfect performance on all levels. The libretto is available for download free of charge."
This is the recording to buy
Frederick T. Williams | San Francisco, CA United States | 12/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Aside from Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar), this is the Handel Opera to buy if you haven't warmed up to Handel operas. And if you haven't yet had the joy of discovering Handel Operas at all, this may be an even better bet than Julius Caesar. The story of Alcina is fascinating and fantastic, and the music uniformly exciting, particularly on repeated hearings. But the greatest thing about this particular recording is the cast, which is uniformly superb -- particularly Auger in the title role. It didn't take me long to get addicted to her incredible arias, and her unbelievably spot-on performances thereof. I give this opera recording my highest possible recommendation."
Incredible musical experience
FreddyB | Brooklyn, NY | 03/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This opera is amazing. There is not a boring moment in the great Alcina masterpiece. It is absolutely my favorite of all operas, oratorios.
Wall-to-wall arias by wonderful singers. Moving performances by the
ladies and the fine tenor will really touch your heart. I got my copy from the public library which had no booklet so I had to download the tracklist from the EMI site to identify the singers I was hearing. Not an easy task, because the listings on Disc one did not exactly match the
actual tracks on my 1986 original version cd release. Discs two and three worked out better. Handel rarely disapoints but wonderfully out did himself on this amazing work. I'm going shopping today to find any Handel I'm missing from my shelf. I highly recommend this and intend to wear out all three of these magical discs."