Program: #06-19, Air Date: 04/11/06
NOTE: Continuing our review of the 2005 Istanbul Festival, we'll hear some of the arias and solo songs of Handel featuring the ensemble Il Complesso Barocco directed by Alan Curtis. This program reflects the recording La Maga Abbandonata ("The abandoned sorceress") which features soprano Simone Kermes and Contralto Maite Beaumont. It is a collaboration between Alan Curtis and mystery writer Donna Leon using three Handel operas with seductive and destructive sorceress characters.
The recording (also in SACD format) is Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/BMG CD
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