Got two Barbers with El Zanzarone and Mattei mixed today. First Benini's recording with Damrau as Rosina and last act from Met's 2007 production with diDonato instead of her. They both are great Rosinas but I liked Damrau better.
It's a cold morning so I'll need some good marching music to get the old red corpuscles moving so it's going to be this on the Walkman today
I can't stop listening to and watching Handel.
Kathleen Battle is perfect as the self obsessed Semele.
Have watched these again in quick succession:
Grit your teeth and suffer through the first act (Liliana Nikiteanu is frankly painful) and it gets pretty good.
My second favourite Handel DVD. Should be renamed "Dejanira".
Now in the middle of this. Still not sure about this silent movie era staging.
It's great and at the same time terrible because how can you listen to any complete recording of Tell when nothing comes close to this Corriam?
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