Handel Opera Cycle Episode guide

  1. Hercules

    BBC Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas continues with a performance of Hercules.

    First broadcast: 24 Dec 2009

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  2. Semele

    Louise Fryer presents Semele, performed by the Early Opera Company

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  3. Deidamia

    A work about the daughter of King Lycomedes of Skyros, who bore a child by Achilles

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  4. Imeneo

    The complete cycle of Handel operas reaches Imeneo, one of the composer's shortest.

    First broadcast: 03 Dec 2009

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  5. Serse

    With Penny Gore. BBC Radio 3's series of the complete Handel operas continues with Serse.

    First broadcast: 26 Nov 2009

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  6. Faramondo

    Louise Fryer presents a performance of Handel's opera Faramondo.

    First broadcast: 19 Nov 2009

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  7. Berenice, Queen of Egypt

    Penny Gore presents a performance of Berenice, Queen of Egypt from 1994.

    First broadcast: 12 Nov 2009

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  8. Giustino

    Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel's operas continues with a performance of Giustino

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  9. Arminio

    Louise Fryer presents a performance of Handel's opera Arminio.

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2009

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  10. Atalanta (Acts 1 and 2)

    Ian Skelly presents a performance of Handel's opera Atalanta.

    First broadcast: 22 Oct 2009

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  11. Alcina

    Jonathan Swain presents Alcina, regarded as possibly Handel's greatest opera

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  12. Ariodante

    Louise Fryer presents a performance of Ariodante, starring Janet Baker

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  13. Oreste

    John Shea presents a performance of Handel's 'pasticcio' opera Oreste

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  14. Arianna in Creta

    Penny Gore presents a performance of Handel's Arianna in Creta

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  15. Orlando

    William Christie conducts a Orlando, an opera described as one of Handel's greates

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  16. Fernando, Re di Castiglia

    Handel's Fernando, Re di Castiglia, featuring Lawrence Zazzo and Veronica Cangemiunder.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2009

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  17. Ezio

    Louise Fryer presents a performance of Acts 1 and 2 of Handel's forgotten masterpiece Ezio

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  18. Poro, re dell'Indie

    Handel's opera about Alexander the Great's dealings with Porus, King of India

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  19. Partenope

    Penny Gore presents a performance of Handel's witty and urbane comedy Partenope

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  20. Lotario

    Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas continues with a performance of Lotario.

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2009

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  21. Tolomeo

    Penny Gore presents Tolomeo, a tale of marital and fraternal loyalty and deception

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  22. Siroe

    Louise Fryer presents a performance of Siroe, an opera set in Ancient Persia in the 1720s

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  23. Riccardo Primo

    Paul Goodwin conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Basel in a performance of Riccardo Primo

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  24. Admeto

    Louise Fryer presents Il Complesso Barrocco under Alan Curtis in Handel's Admeto

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  25. Alessandro

    Handel's opera which tells the tale of Alexander the Great's advance into India

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  26. Scipione

    Christophe Rousset conducts Les Talens Lyriques in a performance of Handel's Scipione

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  27. Rodelinda

    Alan Curtis conducts Il complesso barocco in a performance of Handel's Rodelinda

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  28. Tamerlano

    The tale of Bajazet and Asteria, a proud Ottoman Sultan and his beautiful daughter

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  29. Giulio Cesare in Egitto

    Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble under Marc Minkowski in Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto

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  30. Flavio

    Louise Fryer presents Handel's tragi-comic opera Flavio.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2009

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