GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Teseo, HWV 9.
Catalogue Number: 01L025
Description: Handel's third opera for London (1713) is unique in its five-act form (due to its libretto being an opera seria-fication of Quinault's original French libretto for Lully's Thésée) and rather unique in having all six of its main characters confined to the soprano-alto-castrato ranges. After its initial 15-performance run it was not staged again until 1947 and, currently, this is the only CD version of the work available. 3 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Franko Fagioli (alto), Helene Schneiderman (mezzo), Jutta Böhnert (soprano), Kai Wessel, Matthias Rexroth (countertenors), Stuttgart State Orchestra; Konrad Junghänel.