Sadly, this video is suddenly unavailable in my country. The music is magnificent – one of my all time favorites – and this ugly black box grieves me. When I find an acceptable substitute, I will update.
“Se potessero i sospir miei” from Handel’s Imeneo
Jeffrey Stiversproduced this excellent video pairing of “Se potessero i sospir miei” sung by Ann Hallenberg, conducted by Andreas Spering, and accompanied by Capella Augustina on period instruments. The song is from Handel’s opera Imeneo, (HWV 41). Fortunately for those like me who need a bit of remedial tutoring on these topics, Mr. Stivers kindly provides text detail, so even I can understand the story being told. The art work is by Ivan Aivazovsky.