Handel: Tolomeo

COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Archiv
ALBUM TITLE: Handel
WORKS: Tolomeo
PERFORMER: Ann Hallenberg, Karina Gauvin,
Anna Bonitatibus, Pietro Spagnoli, Romina Basso; Il Complesso
Barocco/Alan Curtis
CATALOGUE NO: 477 7106
The historical Ptolemy IX was a king of Egypt persecuted by his mother Cleopatra III – but we’re not dealing with the Cleopatra and Ptolemy of Handel’s Giulio Cesare. In any case, one needn’t be too concerned about how his operatic sojourn on Cyprus disguised as the shepherd Osmin relates to historical events. The

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