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The overture of “Ottone” to pep up your Sunday morning

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Cover of Decca’s recording featuring counter tenor Max Emanuel Cencic as Ottone 

January 12, 2020

Today marks the 297th anniversary since the world premiere of Handel’s opera, “Ottone”. This event took place at the King’s Theatre in London, England. Handel assembled an all-star cast of famous opera singers of the day, and rehearsals entailed the usual disagreements and meltdowns, with singers demanding re-writes to suit their specific abilities.

Have a listen to the sprightly overture, the short piece that serves as an introduction to the opera. It’s a great way to start your Sunday!

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