Handel: Rodelinda
Richard Bonynge
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4806105
Barcode
00028948061051
Format
2-CD
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Rodelinda, HWV 19

Rodelinda: Joan Sutherland
Bertarido: Alicia Nafé
Grimoaldo: Curtis Rayam
Eduigo: Isobel Buchanan
Unulfo: Huguette Tourangeau
Garibaldo: Samuel Ramey
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Richard Bonynge

Recording information

Recording Producer: Chris Hazell
Balance Engineer: James Lock
Recording Location: St Barnabas’ Church, Woodside Park, London, UK, April-May 1985

Reviews

‘[The recorded sound] is vivid, rather spacious … Dame Joan Sutherland produces generous quantities of golden tone … Nafé does [“Dove sei”] very beautifully, gently yet with firm, well-formed tone. Her siciliano aria, where Bertarido despairs over his wife’s supposed inconstancy, is particularly fine, as too is the intense accompanied recitative sung in a prison cell. Curtis Rayam shows a capable tenor in the role—one of the earliest important ones for a tenor—of the usurper Grimoaldo, with accurate singing in the rapid music and graceful phrasing in the attractive aria early in Act 2. His siciliano sleep song in Act 3 is affectingly done.’ Gramophone