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Prima Donna

Canadian superstar soprano Karina Gauvin pays tribute to baroque diva Anna Maria Strada del Pò, singing rarities by Vinci, Vivaldi and some of the greatest Handel arie di bravura. Like Strada del Pò in her prime, Miss Gauvin sings this repertoire with powerful expression and brilliant technique, in particular, the trills for which Strada del Pò was renowned. More than thirteen opera roles were created by Handel for Strada del Pò (including Sosarme, Orlando, and Alcina). 

Karina Gauvin has impressed audiences and critics the world over with her luscious timbre, profound musicality and wide vocal range. The Globe and Mail calls her “one of the dream sopranos of our time.” The Sunday Times in London also wrote: “Her glinting soprano, bright-edged yet deliciously rounded and sensual, is used with rare understanding for character... ”

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Disque No 1

1 Scherza in mar [Adelaide • Lotario HWV 26]
Handel, George Frideric

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2 No, non potra [Angelica • Orlando HWV 31]
Handel, George Frideric

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3 Verdi piante [Angelica • Orlando HWV 31]
Handel, George Frideric

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4 Tortorella se rimira [Ermione • Astianatte]
Vinci, Leonardo

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5 II — Adagio [Concerto grosso op. 3 no 1 HWV 312]
Handel, George Frideric

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6 Dite pace [Elmira • Sosarme HWV 30]
Handel, George Frideric

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7 Addio caro [Rosanne • La Verità in Cimento, RV 739]
Vivaldi, Antonio

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8 Da te parto [Emilia • Flavio HWV 16]
Handel, George Frideric

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9 Ouverture [Lotario HWV 26]
Handel, George Frideric

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10 Ah Ruggiero crudel [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
Handel, George Frideric

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11 Ombre pallide [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
Handel, George Frideric

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12 Si, son quella [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
Handel, George Frideric

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13 II — Adagio[Concerto grosso op. 6 no 8 HWV 326]
Handel, George Frideric

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14 Ah mio cor [Alcina • Alcina HWV 34]
Handel, George Frideric

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15 Care selve [Meleagro • Atalanta HWV 35]
Handel, George Frideric

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