Ruth Ann Swenson made something of a sensation with her brilliantly sung and vivaciously acted Semele at the last Covent Garden revival, under Sir Charles Mackerras, and her success is happily recaptured on the opening tracks here, beginning, aptly enough, with ‘Endless pleasure’.
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Semele, oratorio, HWV 58
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Misera, dove son...Ah! non son io, recitative and aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 369
Lucio Silla, opera, K. 135
Ruth Ann Swenson, soprano;
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,
Sir Charles Mackerras.
Recorded on February 1998, Abbey Road Studio №1, London.
lossless (by duckjammy)