The Handel Institute

Forthcoming Recordings

Note: This is a selective list of forthcoming commercial recordings that will feature Handel's music, but release dates will vary between different territories. Some things below might be available in some parts of Europe long before they are released elsewhere. We try to avoid unsubstantiated gossip, and generally will only tell you about recordings that have been confirmed by the labels or the artists as already "in the can". There is an extensive listing of recent, new and forthcoming recordings of baroque music maintained by John Wall at NewOlde.


Cannons church music

London Handel Players
Adrian Butterfield
label tbc
(recorded January 2017)

- Armida abbandonata (HWV 205), Tra le fiamme (HWV 170), Figlio d'alte speranze (HWV 113) and Agrippina condotta a morire (HWV 110) -

Handel Abbandonata Sampson King VivatCarolyn Sampson (soprano)
The King's Consort
Robert King

Song for St Cecilia's Day (HWV 76)
- also includes Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4 -

Song for St Cecilia Dunedin Consort John Butt LinnCarolyn Sampson (soprano)
Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Polish Radio Choir
Dunedin Consort
John Butt

Agrippina (HWV 6)

Handel Agrippina Henglelbrock Robert Carsen DVDPatricia Bardon (Agrippina; mezzo-soprano)
Filippo Mineccia (Ottone; countertenor)
Danielle de Niese (Poppea; soprano)
Mika Kares (Claudio, bass)
Jake Arditti (Nerone; countertenor)
Tom Verney (Narciso, countertenor)
Damien Pass (Pallante, baritone)
Christoph Siedl (Lesbo; baritone)
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)
Robert Carsen (stage director)
DVD / BluRay Naxos

Serse (HWV 40)

Handel Serse DVDGaëlle Arquez (Serse; mezzo-soprano)
Elizabeth Sutphen (Romilda; soprano)
Lawrence Zazzo (Arsamene; countertenor)
Louise Alder (Atalanta; soprano)
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (Amastre; alto)
Thomas Faulkner (Elviro; bass)
Brandon Cedel (Ariodate; bass)
Frankfurt Opern-und Museumsorchester
Constantinos Carydis (conductor)
Tilman Köhler (stage director)

Semele (HWV 58)
- reissued on CD for the first time -

Semele Anthony LewisJennifer Vyvyan (Semele; soprano)
William Herbert (Jupiter; tenor)
John Whitworth (Athamus; countertenor)
Helen Watts (Ino; contralto)
Anna Pollack (Juno; mezzo-soprano)
Brenda Griffith (Iris; soprano)
George James (Somnus; bass)
George Prangnell (Cadmus; bass)
The Saint Anthony Singers
The New Symphony Orchestra of London
Anthony Lewis

Acis & Galatea (HWV 49a)
- 1718 Cannons version -

Grace Davison (Galatea; soprano)
Jeremy Budd (Acis; tenor)
Mark Dobell (Damon; tenor)
Stuart Young (Polyphemus; bass)
Simon Berridge (Corion; tenor)
Instrumentalists of The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
2 CDs
(to be recorded June 2018)

Handel Arias

Sally Bruce-Payne (mezzo-soprano)
(details TBC)


Brockes Passion (HWV 48)

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr
2 CDs
(to be recorded Easter 2019)


Serse (HWV 40)

Franco Fagioli (Serse; countertenor)
Il Pomo d'Oro
(recorded late 2017; to be released Autumn 2018)


Samson (HWV 57)
- 1743 first performance version -

Joshua Ellicott (Samson; tenor)
Sophie Bevan (Dalila; soprano)
Mary Bevan (Israelite Woman; soprano)
Emily Mitchell (Philistine Woman; soprano)
Jessica Dandy (Micah; contralto)
Hugo Hymas (Israelite Man / Philistine Man; tenor)
Matthew Brook (Manoah; bass)
Vitali Rozynko (Harapha; bass)
The Dunedin Consort
John Butt
3 CDs
(recorded June 2018)


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