GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Silla, HWV 10.
Catalogue Number: 10T017
Reference: GCD 923408
Description: This was Handel’s fourth London opera, composed in 1713 but with no evidence that it was ever staged. Weak in libretto but strong in music, one of the composer’s few historical operas (the title character is the Roman soldier and dictator Sulla), it provided chunks of music for Handel’s next opera, Amadgi di Gaula. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Sonia Prina (contralto), Martina Belli, Vivica Genaux (mezzos), Sunhae Im, Roberta Invernizzi (sopranos), Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi.