Händel: Ombra mai fu [Christopher Lowrey, Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the award-winning early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American countertenor Christopher Lowrey performs “Ombra mai fu“, the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel. A 4K, Ultra HD video from the Voices of Music “Art of the Countertenor” concert, March 2016.

Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi: Arias and concertos with Magdalena Kožená, Anna Fusek, and Andrea Marcon

Conducted by Andrea Marcon, the Czech early music orchestra and choir Collegium 1704 performs arias and concertos from the Baroque period composers George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, and Claudio Monteverdi. Soloists (guest musicians): Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano; Anna Fusek, flautino.

Voix Haute: Baroque Arias [Jaroussky, Rial, Ensemble Artaserse]

A concert titled Voix Haute (aloud): French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and Spanish soprano Nuria Rial sing Baroque era arias from Händel, Strozzi, Ferrari, and Caccini, with Jaroussky’s own Early Music Ensemble, L’Ensemble Artaserse.

Monteverdi: L’Orfeo [La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall]

Conducted by Jordi Savall, the La Capella Reial de Catalunya (accompanied with the period-instrument ensemble Le Concert des Nations, also conducted by Savall) performs Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (SV 318), sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo, a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. Written in 1607 for a court …

Purcell: King Arthur [Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra]

Conducted by Jean Tubéry, Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra perform King Arthur, or The British Worthy (Z. 628), a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by John Dryden. Recorded on August 31, 2015, at the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht) 2015 in TivoliVredenburg. A …

Arias and concertos from Handel and Vivaldi [Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon]

Conducted by Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra performs arias from George Frideric Handel, the German-born, British Baroque composer; and concertos from Antonio Vivaldi, the Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and cleric who was born in Venice. Mezzo-Soprano: Magdalena Kožená.