I love Ewa Podles in the role of Polinesso here.
Although I'm not entirely convinced by Anne-Sofie von Otter singing Handel, I very much enjoyed her rendition of Scherza Infida yesterday. I had reached a point on my walk where I was on a little bridge over a tidal estuary. I stopped walking and listened to this lovely aria, basking in the sun, gazing at the honeysuckle on a nearby bank trailing in the shimmering water and watching a cormorant catch its breakfast. A magic moment.