Soloists for Handel, Alcina: Alcina - Renee Fleming, soprano; Ruggiero - Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Morgana - Natalie Dessay, soprano; Bradamante - Kathleen Kuhlmann, contralto; Oronte - Timothy Robinson, tenor; Melisso - Laurent Naouri, bass; Oberto - Juanita Lascarro, soprano.
Madrigals, people! English madrigals! And then some other stuff...
The origins of opera! From the madrigal comedy to the intermedio to Jacopo Peri's pioneering 1600 work "Euridice".
Music of the early 18th century–a transitional period between high Baroque and early Classical styles. Predominately from Italy, but, later on in the program, from France and Poland as well.
The first of a several installment feature on Armenian music, this program took a look at Armenian sacred music.
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