I have made a folder called Handel Arias in iTunes and put the Handel arias from Cecilia Bartoli's Proibita, Renée Fleming's Handel album and Lorraine Lieberson's Handel album into it. Then I shuffled them. What a treat! These three ladies are the best. Not knowing what comes next improves the pleasure.
I know about Lorraine Hunt Lieberson primarily since her death, but by now I am definitely a fan. She is deep and dark.
It is curious to realize that in this trio Cecilia is on the light end. For me it can never get too dark.
Devon Tines and Rod Gilfry reprise "Crossing" at L.A. Opera
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