Natalie Dessay Alcina Haendel

Handel: Alcina / Christie, Fleming, Graham, Dessay


Release Date: 04/25/2000 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 80233   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Performer: Kathleen Kuhlmann,  Renée Fleming,  Laurent Naouri,  Susan Graham,   ... 
Conductor: William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Handel's Alcina is an opera full of opportunities for "golden age" singing. Erato's assemblage, presided over by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, brings together Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, and Natalie Dessay in a glorious demonstration of Handelian singing way beyond the merely respectable achievements of the Baroque "specialists."

-- George Jellinek, FANFARE [Want Lists, 2000]


Les Arts Florissants play with their customary elegance... The recitatives are skilfully placed throughout... This is the most intelligent and discriminating account of the opera so far, if not necessarily the liveliest.

-- International Record Review [3/2000]
Handel's Alcina is an opera full of opportunities for "golden age" singing. Erato's assemblage, presided over by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, brings together Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, and Natalie Dessay in a glorious demonstration of Handelian singing way beyond the merely respectable achievements of the Baroque "specialists."

-- George Jellinek, FANFARE [Want Lists, 2000]


Les Arts Florissants play with their customary elegance... The recitatives are skilfully placed throughout... This is the most intelligent and discriminating account of the opera so far, if not necessarily the liveliest.

-- International Record Review [3/2000]
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Alcina, HWV 34by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Kuhlmann (Alto), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Laurent Naouri (Bass),
Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano), Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Timothy Robinson (Tenor),
Juanita Lascarro (Soprano)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Live  Palais Garnier, Paris Opéra, France 
Length: 190 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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Dessay, Natalie

Baroque

3CD + DVD
6 Nov 2015

Barcode: 0825646051854

Baroque repertoire has always played a part in Natalie Dessay’s stellar career. She first started singing it in 1999, after meeting Emmanuelle Haïm during rehearsals for Alcina at the Opera de Paris - Palais Garnier. Erato presents this double CD containing a full portrait of Natalie Dessay singing baroque music, including sacred repertoire (Bach cantatas, Magnificat, Handel: Dixit Dominus) and opera (Handel: Giulio Cesare or Rameau: Les Indes Galantes) – mainly under the baton of Emmanuelle Haïm who she formed a baroque ‘double-act’ with for over a decade. As Emmanuelle Haïm writes in the booklet: “We performed Bach, Monteverdi, Handel and Rameau on stage as well as on recordings. Natalie is a wonderful interpreter of this music, as she always is, graceful and with a unique inspiration”. The bonus DVD is an ‘unexpected scene’ filmed by Esti at Palais Garnier in 2008. Natalie Dessay sings and dances the aria of Alcina “credete al mio dolor” with French star ballerina Marie Agnès Gillot, who also choreographed it. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts the Concert d’Astrée.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Bach: Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen", BWV 51: No. 1, Aria "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" (Soprano)  - Natalie Dessay 
02 Bach: Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen", BWV 51: No. 2, Recitative "Wir beten zu dem Tempel an" (Soprano)  - Natalie Dessay 
03 Bach: Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen", BWV 51: No. 3, Aria "Höchster, mache deine Güte" (Soprano)  - Emmanuelle Haïm/Natalie Dessay/Le Concert d`Astrée 
04 Bach: Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen", BWV 51: No. 4, Chorale, "Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren" - No. 5, Finale, "Alleluja!" (Soprano)  - Natalie Dessay 
05 Monteverdi: Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi: Lamento della ninfa,SV 163  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
06 Bach, JS: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243: "Suscepit Israel" (Sopranos I & II, countertenor)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
07 Handel: Cantata "Il delirio amoroso", HWV 99: No. 1, Aria, "Un pensiero voli in ciel" (Soprano)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
08 Handel: Cantata "Il delirio amoroso", HWV 99: No. 2, Aria, "Per te lasciai la luce" (Soprano)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
09 Handel: Cantata XX - Ahi, nelle sorte umane, HWV 179: "Ahi, nelle sorte umane"  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
10 Handel: Cantata XX - Ahi, nelle sorte umane, HWV 179: "Ma le speranze vane"  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
11 Handel: Cantata "Mi palpita il cor", HWV 132b: No. 2, Aria, "Ho tanti affanni in petto" (Soprano)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
12 Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: "Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae" (Soprano I)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
13 Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: "De torrente in via bibet" (Sopranos I & II, chorus)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
14 Les Indes galantes : Les Sauvages - Danse du Calumet de la Paix et duo Forêts paisibles  - Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée/Natalie Dessay/Stéphane Degout 
Disc 2 
01 Handel : Alcina : Act 1 "Tornami a vagheggiar" [Morgana]  - William Christie 
02 Handel : Alcina : Act 2 "Ama, sospira" [Morgana]  - William Christie 
03 Handel : Alcina : Act 3 "Credete al mio dolore" [Morgana]  - William Christie 
04 Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno, Oratorio in two parts HWV 46 a (1707), Part One: Aria : "Fido specchio" (Bellezza)  - Natalie Dessay/Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée 
05 Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno, Oratorio in two parts HWV 46 a (1707), Part One: Recit.: "Io che sono il Piacere" (Bellezza/Piacere)  - Natalie Dessay/Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée 
06 Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno, Oratorio in two parts HWV 46 a (1707), Part One: Aria: "Un pensiero nemico di pace" (Bellezza)  - Natalie Dessay/Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée 
07 Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno, Oratorio in two parts HWV 46 a (1707), Part Two: Aria: "Tu del ciel ministro eletto" (Bellezza)  - Natalie Dessay/Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée 
08 Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72: No. 13, Aria, "Qui l'augel da pianta in pianta" (Aci)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
09 Cleopatra - Arias from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Atto secondo - Scene 2: V'adoro, pupille  - Natalie Dessay/Le Concert d`Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm 
10 Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17, Act 3 Scene 3: No. 35, Aria, Piangerò la sorte mia" (Cleopatra)  - Natalie Dessay/Le Concert d`Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm 
11 Cleopatra - Arias from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Atto terzo - Scene 7: Da tempeste il legno infranto  - Natalie Dessay/Le Concert d`Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm 
Disc 3 
01 Handel: Alcina, HWV 34, Act 3: "Credete al mio dolore" (Morgana)  - Natalie Dessay 


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