Thomas Augustin Arne (1710-1778)
Information about the composer Thomas Augustin Arne and his operas.
A uniquely British opera modelled on the Italian opera seria.
Recommended recordings on CD
Goodman/Robson/Partridge (Hyperion CDA67051/2)
An excellent example of 18th century opera.
Parley of Instruments, conducted by Roy Goodman, 3/1995.
Cast: Christopher Robson (Artaxerxes), Ian Partridge (Artabanes), Patricia Spence (Arbaces), Richard Edgar-Wilson (Rimenes).