GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Tamerlano, HWV 18.
Catalogue Number: 11J024
Reference: 609 1457-2
Description: First recording of Handel's final version as performed in 1724. Previous recordings have added elements of the original score onto the final version, adopted damaging cuts and fooled around with the ends of Acts II and III. This recording offers, as an appendix, an aria added by Handel for a 1731 revival. 3 CDs for the price of 2. Italian-English libretto. Nicholas Spanos (counter-tenor), Mary-Ellen Nesi (mezzo), Tassis Christoyannis (baritone), Orchestra of Patras; George Petrou.