Recording of G.F. Handel’s Partenope

16.02.2015

Between the 15th and the 28th of Feburary 2015 the recording of the opera Partenope will take place in Lonigo, Italy.

Partenope (“Parthenope”, HWV 27) is an opera by George Frideric Handel, first performed at the King’s Theatre in London on 24 February 1730. Although following the structure and forms of opera seria, the work is humorous in character and light-textured in music, with a plot involving romantic complications and gender confusion.

The musical direction and the conducting of Il pomo d’oro by Riccardo Minasi. The cast of the recording is the following:

Karina Gauvin, Partenope

Philippe Jaroussky, Arsace

Teresa Iervolino, Rosmira

● John Mark Ainsley, Emilio

Emöke Barath, Armindo

Luca Tittoto, Ormonte