HANDEL - HEROES FROM THE SHADOWS
NATHALIE STUTZMANN – ORFEO 55
(2014, Erato / Warner Classics)
Heroes from the Shadows highlights unjustly neglected roles singing the hidden jewels of Handel's operas: Cornelia by Giulio Cesare (Son nata in duet with Philippe Jaroussky), majestic Tiranna Pena Dardano from Amadigi di Gaula, and the sublime, intimate Senti, bell'idol mio. Stutzmann conducts his superb musicians playing on Baroque instruments, while singing some of Handel's most virtuoso tunes, all with rare mastery of both arts - none being in the shadows of the other.
Patrick performs among others the aria solo Son qual stanco pellegrino from the opera Alceste on piccolo cello.
Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto & conducting
Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor