THOMAS ARNE (1710-1778): Artaxerxes.
Catalogue Number: 11L030
Reference: CDD 22073
Description: Arne's only attempt at an Italian-style English opera (1762) has a spectacularly taxing role for soprano and richly orchestrated music with captivating tunes that vividly depict the various characters and illustrate their situations. 2 CDs. Libretto included. Catherine Bott (soprano), Christopher Robson (countertenor), Ian Partridge (tenor), The Parley of Instruments; Roy Goodman. Original 1996 Hyperion release.