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George Frideric Handel’s ‘Semele’ and ‘Partenope’

The Chandos label features The Early Opera Company in the first complete period instrument recording of Handel's opera Semele.

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Photo: Courtesy of the Ensemble

Christian Curnyn directs the Early Opera Company in a recording session.

A recent recording from the Chandos label features The Early Opera Company in the first complete period instrument recording of Handel’s opera Semele.

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George Frideric Handel: Act III, Scene 9: "All "Happy, happy shall we be"
Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn — Semele (Chandos, 2007)
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George Frideric Handel: Act III, Scene 9: "All "Happy, happy shall we be"
Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn — Semele (Chandos, 2007)
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George Frideric Handel: Act II, Scene 3: Jupiter "I must with speed amuse her"
Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn — Semele (Chandos, 2007)
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George Frideric Handel: Act II, Scene 4: Chorus "Bless the glad earth with heav’nly lays"
Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn — Semele (Chandos, 2007)
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George Frideric Handel: Act VIII, Scene IX: Partenope "Sei mia gioja, sei mio bene"
Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn — Partenope (Chandos, 2005)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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