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New Release: Handel’s Rarely-Heard “Ottone”

Ottone,¬†Handel’s 1723 tragic opera, tells the story of a bloody Roman coup and the marriage¬†of the German emperor Otto II with the Byzantine princess Theophanu around the year 1000 AD. It was one of the composer’s most successful hits, coming at a time when Italian opera was wildly popular in London. Handel assembled a superstar […]

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