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As part of the complete cycle of Handel's operas, Louise Fryer presents a performance of Arminio, composed in 1736.

Arminio is a German prince defending his country - and his wife Tusnelda - against the invading Romans. Our sympathies are divided, though: the Roman general Varo is as noble and heroic as Arminio himself. The villain is Tusnelda's treacherous father Segeste, ever-ready to betray his fellow Germans - even his own family - to the enemy.

Handel: Arminio

Arminio ...... Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano)
Tusnelda ...... Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)
Sigismondo, her brother ...... Dominique Labelle (soprano)
Ramise, Arminio's sister ...... Manuela Custer (mezzo-soprano)
Varo ...... Luigi Petroni (tenor)
Tullio, Roman captain ...... Sytse Buwalda (countertenor)
Segeste ...... Riccardi Ristori (bass)
Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis (conductor).

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2 hours, 58 minutes

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Thu 29 Oct 2009 14:02