GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Terpsicore, HWV 8b, 2 ballets from Ariodante, HWV 33.
Catalogue Number: 08Q021
Reference: CRC 3033
Description: This 45-minute opera ballet was written for the French dancer and choreographer Marie Sallé during her year in England (1734-35) and was used as a prologue to the revival of Il Pastor Fido. It's even more neglected than the two sets of dances which Handel added to Ariodante at the very end of the compositional process at the end of 1734. Italian-English texts. Ava Pine, Nell Snaidas (sopranos), Kirsten Sollek (mezzo), Concert Royal Chorus and Orchestra; James Richman.