Hyperion presents a vocal tour-de-force from one of today's finest mezzo-sopranos, Alice Coote. Accompanied by The English Concert and Harry Bicket (in their Hyperion label debut), Coote performs a selection of Handel's greatest arias. She employs an extraordinary range of vocal and dramatic color to produce triumphant and moving interpretations of these masterpieces. Handel's Italian operas are represented by Alcina, Ariodante, Radamisto and Giulio Cesare. Coote's performances of selections from the English oratorio Hercules are a special highlight.