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Handel: Giustino [Import, Box set]

Georg Frideric Handel , Nicholas McGegan , Freiburger Barockorchester , Michael Chance , Dorothea Röschmann , Kammerchor Cantamus Halle , Dawn Kotoski , Juliana Gondek , Jennifer Lane , Drew Minter Audio CD
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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Giustino, Act 1. Overture 6:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Tema il nemico0:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Giustino, Act 1. Chorus: Viva Augusto eterno impero0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Ah! mio Sovrano Augusto0:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Vitaliano, il di cui Nome 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Un vostro sguardo 5:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Arianna, che pensi?0:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Da tuoi begl'occhi impara 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Può ben nascere tra Li Boschi 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Ah! perché non poss'io0:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Bel ristoro de'mortali 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Giustino, Act 1. Aria/Acc: Corri, vola, a'tuoi Trofei/Giustin, lascia i riposi 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Giustino, Act 1. Chorus: Corri, vola, a'tuoi Trofei0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Giustino, Act 1. Acc: Chi mi chiama alla gloria? 1:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Se parla nel mio cor 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Cieli! Numi soccorso!0:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Giustino, Act 1. Sinfonia0:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Oh! eterni Numi!0:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Nacque al bosco 6:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Amanzio!0:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: È Virtute insin la frode 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Leggo nel tuo sembiante0:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Allor ch'io forte avrò 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Sia fausta ognor la sorte0:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Non si vanti un'alma audace 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: All'armi, o Guerrieri 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Signor, ti arrise il Fato 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Vanne sì, superba và 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Giustino, Act 1. Recit: Dunque si poco temi0:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. Giustino, Act 1. Aria: Mio dolce amato Sposo 7:06$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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listen  1. Giustino, Act 2. Sinfonia 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: A Dispetto dell'Onde0:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Questa è la cruda Spiaggia0:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Giustino, Act 2. Aria: Ritrosa belezza 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Numi! che'l Ciel reggete 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Giustino, Act 2. Sinfonia0:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Respiro 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Giustino, Act 2. Duet: Mio bel tesoro! 5:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Ma quale orrido mostro0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Giustino, Act 2. Coro: Per Voi soave e bella 1:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Troppo fosti, o mio core0:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Ah! quai crudeli pene0:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Giustino, Act 2. Aria: Sventurata Navicella 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Giustino, Act 2. Aria: Verdi Lauri, cingetemi il crine 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Vieni, barbaro 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Giustino, Act 2. Aria: Sull'Altar di questo Nume 5:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Giustino, Act 2. Recit: Già il valor di Giustino ha vinto 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Giustino, Act 2. Aria: Quel torrente che s'innalza 7:09$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Giustino, Act 3. Sinfonia0:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Amici, tutto devo0:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Il piacer della vendetta 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Signor', a'tuoi Trionfi 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: O fiero e rio sospetto 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Generoso Giustino 1:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Zeffiretto, che scorre nel prato 7:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: E fia ver, che infedele 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Di Re sdegnato 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Qual'infernal veleno0:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Il mio cor già più non sà 6:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Giustino, anima mia!0:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Augelletti garruletti 5:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Riusci il bel disegno0:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Dall'occaso in oriente 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Giustino, Act 3. Acc: Fortuna, m'hai tradito! 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Prima che splenda in oriente il sole0:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Giustino, Act 3. Acc: Trattien l'acciar0:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Qual voce ascolto? 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Sollevar'il mondo oppresso 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Or che cinto ho il crin d'alloro 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Giustino, Act 3. Acc: Qual marzial fragor?0:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Olà? Renditi a me! 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Giustino, Act 3. Aria: Ti rendo questo cor 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Giustino, Act 3. Recit: Signor, se vile intercessor0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Giustino, Act 3. Coro: In braccio a te la calma 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Michael Chance, Dorothea Röschmann, Kammerchor Cantamus Halle, Dawn Kotoski, Juliana Gondek, et al.
  • Orchestra: Freiburger Barockorchester
  • Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
  • Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (September 19, 1995)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import, Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • ASIN: B0000007EL
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,292 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a moment of disappointment! March 6, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This was the opera that opened my ears to Handel. Built on an entertaining, although slightly disjointed plot, and full of wonderful melodies, this opera kept me spellbound for almost three hours, my eyes following the libretto. The recording was made following live performances at the Handel Festival in Gottingen; and the stage experiences obviously added to the depth of the performers' characterization of the music. The cast if outstanding. Michael Chance's singing as Giustino is expressive and consistent. Dorothea Roschmann as Arianna confirms her fame as one of the fastest-ascending soprano stars in baroque opera. Drew Minter makes an appropriately sly Amanzio. Mark Padmore shows off his dramatic skills and a gorgeous silky tenor voice in the role of the hot-tempered Vitaliano. The rest of the cast deserve as much praise. I would say that this is one of Handel's best operas, and definitely presented here at the level that will be hard to beat. Chance and Padmore both also appeared, among others, in a wonderful recording of Handel's oratorio Esther, under Christophers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan March 4, 2006
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The story of a farm boy called by the Gods to save the maiden in distress; that's the story. This opera has been described as having a "cartoon-adventure" plot in the style of an old-fashioned fairy tale. For example when we first meet our hero Guistino (Michael Chance) he is at the plough and we hear the music of the trilling flute almost as if it were a scene from a Disney woodland cartoon; absolutely charming!

'Giustino' does not fit easily into the confines of dramatic genre. It could be that type of entertainment which Polonius described as "tragical-comical-historical-pastoral." However, 'Guistino' possesses its own infectious energy which is difficult to resist; but then why should we resist the power of an old-fashioned fairy tale?

Not only do we have Chance in this opera , we also are gifted with the tenor voice of Mark Padmore portraying Vitaliano, the brave and hot-tempered soldier who sings a wonderful aria of revenge :"Il piacer della vendetta". Drew Minter, another countertenor, has never been one of my favorite singers and he gets a bit nasal in his singing in this opera, but he presents a good dramatic performance, and we can ignore the nasality (I think).Michael Chance gives his usual PERFECT performance singing his many arias beautifully and is always in the role.

It is fortunate for the listener that Chance's voice has a wonderful male sound, because there are 4 sopranos in this opera and one has to keep in mind that Anastasio's role, although a male character is sung by Dawn Kotoski, and even though she does an excellent job of it, she does not have a sound that is even closely masculine.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A neglected Handelian operatic masterwork September 17, 1999
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Giustino is not one of Handel's well-known operas (if such a thing exists) and the quality of the whole conveyed by this exemplary recording from Nicholas McGeegan makes me wonder why. It is dramatically coherent and structurally sound. Perhaps the fairy tale-like elements detract from the seriousness of this opera seria. I am a true admirer of McGeegan's interpretations of Handelian opera and I think this is one of his finest recordings of the ouvre. The one thing I do not particularly care for in this recording is the casting of Dawn Kotoski as the soprano male role of Anastasio. While Ms. Kotoski is undoubtedly a fine soprano, I find her a bit overpowering at times, especially considering the role of Anastasio was originally characterized by a soprano castrato (yes it's true, I've done my research). You'll notice, however, that my one complaint has not caused me to give this recording a less-than-outstanding review--I still give it five stars. This recording was the first Handelian opera I listened to in full and it prepared me for many more of his fine works. It has my top recommendation and I am sure any lover of Handel's music will enjoy it, no matter how many of Handel's operas he has listened to.
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