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DiDonato, Joyce - Drama Queens CD

DiDonato, Joyce - Drama Queens CD

Joyce DiDonato's album of arias from Monteverdi to Haydn and lesser known composers such as Orlandini and Porta, conducted by Alan Curtis.

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Il complesso barocco for Drama Queens, an electrifying programme of royal arias from the 17th and 18th centuries, composed by figures as famous as Handel and Vivaldi and as little known as Orlandini and Porta. As DiDonato says: “High drama, profound emotion, fearless vocal writing, time-stopping passages, historical significance and real discovery … What more could I ask for?”


Orlandini: Da torbida procella (Berenice, Queen of Palestine)
Porta: Madre diletta, abbacciami (Ifigenia, Princess of Mycenae)
Handel: Ma quando tornerai (Alcina, Sorceress)
Keiser: Lasciami piangere (Galsuine, Princess of Spain)
Hasse: Morte col fiero aspetto
Handel: Piangerò la sorte mia (Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt)
Cesti: Intorno all'idol moi (Orontea, Queen of Egypt)
Handel: Brilla nell' alma (Rossane, Princess of Persia)
Keiser: Geloso Alan Curtissospetto
Monteverdi: Disprezzata regina (Octavia, Empress of Rome)
Giacomelli: Sposa, son disprezzata (Irene, Princess of Tresbisond)
Orlandini: Col versar barbaro il sangue (Berenice, Queen of Palestine)
Haydn: Odio, furor, dispetto (Armida, Sorceress)
IIComplesso Barocco, Alan Curtis 2012


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