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?Each new Handel release by The English Concert and Harry Bicket is a milestone in the composer's discography, and the latest, Serse - 'a spectacular treat for Handel lovers' (The Times) - is no different. Created to astonish London audiences in 1728, Handel's romantic and at times comic opera Serse is a spectacular drama of love, war, power and civil engineering set in ancient Persia, whose opening aria 'Ombra mai fu' remains an enduring favourite. Serse rules a vast empire, but the human heart is more difficult to command, and sometimes the beauty of a plane tree is the only constant in a dangerous world. The work is complemented by a world-class cast including the 'barnstorming' (The Daily Telegraph) Emily D'Angelo as the lovestruck king and Lucy Crowe as Romilda.
?Each new Handel release by The English Concert and Harry Bicket is a milestone in the composer's discography, and the latest, Serse - 'a spectacular treat for Handel lovers' (The Times) - is no different. Created to astonish London audiences in 1728, Handel's romantic and at times comic opera Serse is a spectacular drama of love, war, power and civil engineering set in ancient Persia, whose opening aria 'Ombra mai fu' remains an enduring favourite. Serse rules a vast empire, but the human heart is more difficult to command, and sometimes the beauty of a plane tree is the only constant in a dangerous world. The work is complemented by a world-class cast including the 'barnstorming' (The Daily Telegraph) Emily D'Angelo as the lovestruck king and Lucy Crowe as Romilda.
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Serse
Artist: Handel / Bicket / Murrihy
Format: CD
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?Each new Handel release by The English Concert and Harry Bicket is a milestone in the composer's discography, and the latest, Serse - 'a spectacular treat for Handel lovers' (The Times) - is no different. Created to astonish London audiences in 1728, Handel's romantic and at times comic opera Serse is a spectacular drama of love, war, power and civil engineering set in ancient Persia, whose opening aria 'Ombra mai fu' remains an enduring favourite. Serse rules a vast empire, but the human heart is more difficult to command, and sometimes the beauty of a plane tree is the only constant in a dangerous world. The work is complemented by a world-class cast including the 'barnstorming' (The Daily Telegraph) Emily D'Angelo as the lovestruck king and Lucy Crowe as Romilda.
        
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