Randall Scotting on the History and Music of Senesino

September 3, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Portrait of Randall Scotting in Baroque costume, military armor.
Randall Scotting (Photo: Joel Benjamin)

American countertenor Randall Scotting celebrates the renowned 18th century opera star—the castrato Senesino—with his new album The Crown. He joins Oliver to sample six of the seven composers represented on the recording, none of which are Handell!

Watch the making of The Crown below.


All selections feature countertenor Randall Scotting with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Laurence Cummings from the new album The Crown: Heroic Arias for Senesino (Signum Classics SIGCD-719) unless otherwise noted.

Giovanni Antonio Giaj: “Fra l’orror d’atra forresta’ from Eumene

Giovanni Battista Bononcini: ‘Dolce sogno’ from Griselda

Giovanni Alberto Ristori: ‘Son sventurato’ from Adriano in Siria

Attilio Ariosti: ‘Lasso, ch’io t’ho perduta’ from Coriolano

George Frideric Handel “O, Lord whose mercies numberless” from Saul
with Ballo Baroque
Private recording used with permission

Antonio Lotti: ‘Non puo quest’alma in sen’ from Ascanio

Giuseppe Maria Orlandini: ‘ Adelaide, à te vengo… Vedrò più liete’ from Adelaide