We have already encountered Emmanuelle Haïm several times with the Berliner Philharmoniker as an outstanding interpreter of the music of George Frideric Handel. This time, she conducts the oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (The Triumph of Time and Truth), which the composer wrote at the age of only 22. Everything that characterizes his later oratorios is also found here: intense emotion, delicate arias, operatic ensemble scenes. The story is about a young, pleasure-seeking woman, who finally realizes how transitory all external beauty is – a perennially current theme.
Emmanuelle Haïm conductor
Elsa Benoit soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani tenor
Julia Lezhneva soprano (Piacere) (replacing Franco Fagioli)
George Frideric Handel
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a