Internationally acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazón presents an all-new recording of Italian arias by Handel. Though Villazsn is not generally associated with this repertoire, his muscular and virile performances are a thrilling and new way to hear Handel. Paul McCreesh (a noted Handel expert) and the exciting Gabrieli Players join Villazón giving the listener both an authentic period performance as well as a new twist on familiar Handel. To suit his voice, Villazón performs not only tenor arias, but also transposed mezzo arias a practice familiar to Handel. This is a unique and wonderfully thrilling album completely unlike Villazón’s previous recordings.
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Original Release Date: January 31, 2009