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    Totally agree. Several days ago, I listed my 11 favorite Handel sopranos on the "Handel operas/cantatas" thread, with links to their representative recordings. I included Auger, Invernizzi, Kirkby, and Sampson, who you mention, along with Elly Ameling, Suzie Le Blanc, Monika Mauch (who's only done the Nine German Arias), and Julianne Baird, but also Ann Hallenberg, Dame Janet Baker, and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who are my favorite Handel mezzos or altos.

    Most recently, I've liked sopranos Gemma Bertagnolli and Stephanie True in Handel cantatas, with Ensemble Zefiro & Contrasto Armonico, respectively. The following recording will be of interest, I believe, if you don't know it, as not only is it exceptional, but it includes the premiere of Handel's "Venus and Adonis", which was probably his first attempt to set English words to music: https://www.amazon.com/Handel-Venus-...=handel+zefiro
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    Well I have Alcina, Amadigi, Ariodante, Caesar, Deidamia, Tamerlano, and Tolomeo. Need to listen more because I am only familiar iwth Alcina, Ariodante, and Caesar. Of course those are the three I have watched on DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josquin13 View Post
    Totally agree. Several days ago, I listed my 11 favorite Handel sopranos on the "Handel operas/cantatas" thread, with links to their representative recordings. I included Auger, Invernizzi, Kirkby, and Sampson, who you mention, along with Elly Ameling, Suzie Le Blanc, Monika Mauch (who's only done the Nine German Arias), and Julianne Baird, but also Ann Hallenberg, Dame Janet Baker, and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who are my favorite Handel mezzos or altos.

    Most recently, I've liked sopranos Gemma Bertagnolli and Stephanie True in Handel cantatas, with Ensemble Zefiro & Contrasto Armonico, respectively. The following recording will be of interest, I believe, if you don't know it, as not only is it exceptional, but it includes the premiere of Handel's "Venus and Adonis", which was probably his first attempt to set English words to music: https://www.amazon.com/Handel-Venus-...=handel+zefiro
    Of those you mentioned, I'm aware of Hallenberg, Baker, and Hunt-Lieberson. I will try to check out the rest, including that disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldiat View Post
    I think that is the only Ariodante available on DVD, but it is a good one!
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    I purchased more Handel Operas in these weeks. My updated list of recordings:

    - Amadigi di Gaula. Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre.
    - Giulio Cesare. Jacobs/Concerto Koln.
    - Giulio Cesare. Petrou/Orchestra of Patras.
    - Giulio Cesare. Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre.
    - Giulio Cesare. Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco.
    - Tamerlano. Petrou/Orchestra of Patras.
    - Tamerlano. Minasi/Il Pomo D'Oro.
    - Arianna in Creta. Petrou/Orchestra of Patras.
    - Agrippina. Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists.
    - Ariodante. Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre.
    - Ariodante. Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco.
    - Flavio. Jacobs/Ensemble 415.
    - Flavio. Curnyn/Early Opera Company.
    - Rodelinda. Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco.
    - Rodrigo. Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco.
    - Alcina. Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco.
    - Riccardo Primo. Goodwin/Kammerorchester Basel.
    - Tolomeo. Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco.
    - Faramondo. Fasolis/I Barocchisti.
    - Orlando. Hogwood/The Academy of Ancient Music.
    - Rinaldo. Hogwood/The Academy of Ancient Music.
    - Rinaldo. Jacobs/Freiburger Barockorchester.
    - Arminio. Petrou/Armonia Atenea.
    - Alessandro. Petrou/Armonia Atenea.
    - Ottone. Petrou/Il Pomo D'Oro.
    - Partenope. Minasi/Il Pomo D'Oro.
    - Lucio Cornelio Silla. Biondi/Europa Galante.
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