HANDEL Acis and Galatea. Lucy Crowe, Allan Clayton, Benjamin Hulett, Jeremy Budd, Neal Davies, Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn. Chandos Chaconne 2SACDs
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759):
Acis and Galatea
Lucy Crowe | Soprano
Allan Clayton | Tenor
Benjamin Hulett | Tenor
Jeremy Budd | Tenor
Neal Davies | Bass-baritone
Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn
The award-winning Early Opera Company under the direction of founder Christian
Curnyn celebrates the 300th anniversary of the premiere of one of Handel’s
most sublime creations: Acis and Galatea.
This unique interpretation is performed as Handel himself specified in the manuscript: supported by fourteen period instruments, the outstanding cast of singers takes on the solo parts as well as the magnificent choruses. This is Handel writing at his highest levels of intimacy and intensity; the music superbly supports the libretto's evocative portrayal of the story, simultaneously restrained, economical, and deeply moving.
It is exquisite music, and has been the Early Opera Company’s most frequently requested and played performance over the last few years. With the addition of Baroque experts Lucy Crowe and Benjamin Hulett, previously featured on the awardwinning Chandos recording of Serse, this album in surround sound is not only an extraordinary achievement for the company but a must-have for all early music lovers.
Chandos Chaconne SACD CHSA0404-2
|Awards||BBC Radio 3 Disc of the Week|
|Release Period||June 2018|