Two for Tuesday (Floridante duet)
Not many things better in the world than a mezzo-contralto duet, eh? The bit from 5min on is a dream.
edit (24/10/14): Yea, so the deal with posting this is as follows: I’ve been thinking about a mezzo feature after a conversation with Rob but I wasn’t all that happy with my ideas. In the days leading up to this post I became rather obsessed with the Floridante/Elmira duet I stumbled upon accidentally (I haven’t covered all Handel yet…). I ended up simply compelled to share it although it’s hardly news. There were a lot of feelings but nothing translated well into words, hence the very short introduction. I’ve since realised the world agrees with me it’s one of the best duets Handel has ever written.