Scherza, infida…

This is the rendition that opened my ears to the stark greatness of this aria. Although it’s much praised and although I liked Ariodante’s other arias a lot, somehow I never got it before. It’s proof of Coote’s great skill at expressing emotional abyss. Ariodante is an elusive, tricky character and not many get him right. He comes off as a lot more introverted and emotionally vulnerable than other opera seria knights.


About dehggial

Mozart/Baroque loving red dragon

Posted on December 12, 2013, in ...and then I heard that, baroque, mezzos & contraltos and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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