The girl - a sphinx“ Tolomeo “ G. F. Handel. Il Complesso Barocco, A. Curtis (Archiv Productions)
“ Ptolemej “ one more opera from among forgotten gendelevskih the masterpieces, guaranteeing to the listener not less musical delights, than hit “ july Caesar “ or “ Rinaldo “ has been created by the composer during that epoch when on the London scene two greatest prima donnas of an epoch of baroque competed: Francheska Kutstsoni and Faustina Bordoni. Together with the prime minister - an alto - eunuch Senezino - stars acted as a certain guarantor of the highest quality of music: they simply would not suffer ordinary-looking and modest arias, therefore gendelevskaja the score abounds with the refined vocal letter and bright affects. Alan Curtis, written down Handel`s operas more than somebody from known conductors - barochnikov, for “ Ptolemeja “ has collected an outstanding bouquet of baroque votes: The unlucky protagonist is sung by Ann Hallenberg`s amazing Swede, two competitors for its heart Italian Anna Bonitatibus and Canadian Karina Goven convincingly embody. The Valuable acquisition for all admirers of a good vocal.