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Handel / Hasse – Caio Fabbricio – London Early Opera & Bridget Cunningham

Handel has long been acknowledged as one of music’s great survivors, as he adapted with chameleonic ease the changing fortunes and fashions of the different contexts in which he found himself throughout his musical life. The 1730s were a decade of particularly wide-ranging development as he transitioned from his prestigious operatic career (which had taken […]

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London Handel Festival – Fernando

Fernando won’t be found in the official list of Handel’s operas as such, but neither is it anything so exciting as the discovery of a lost work. Rather it is the first version of what became Sosarme – itself, still now one of the more rarely encountered, but underrated, of Handel’s surviving 39 Italian operas. As he proceeded

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