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Tamerlano (Tamburlaine) - George Frideric Handel

Information about the opera Tamerlano by George Frideric Handel, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

Recommended recordings on CD

Gardiner/Ragin/Robson (Erato 2292 45408-2)

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The best available recording, although the sound is not first rate.

English Baroque Soloists, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Cast: Derek Lee Ragin (Tamerlano), Nigel Robson (Bajazete), Nancy Argenta (Asteria), Michael Chance (Andronico).

Erato 2292 45408-2

Recommended recordings on DVD

McCreesh/Bacelli/Domingo (Opus Arte OA 1006 D)

OA 1006 D

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid, in 2008, it's a great performance featuring Plácido Domingo as the Turkish sultan Bajazet.

Orchestra of the Teatro Real, conducted by Paul McCreesh, 2008.

Cast: Monica Bacelli (Tamerlano), Plácido Domingo (Bajazete), Ingela Bohlin (Asteria), Sara Mingardo (Andronico).

Opus Arte OA 1006 D

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