Rinaldo discography

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This is a discography of George Frideric Handel's opera Rinaldo, which premiered on 24 February 1711 at the Queen's Theatre in London.

Year Cast
Opera House and/or Orchestra
Notes Label
1977[1] Carolyn Watkinson,
Ileana Cotrubaș,
Jeanette Scovotti,
Paul Esswood,
Ulrik Cold
Jean-Claude Malgoire,
La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy
Sony Music Entertainment
1989[2] Marilyn Horne,
Cecilia Gasdia,
Christine Weidinger,
Ernesto Palacio,
Natale de Carolis
John Fisher,
Orchestra of La Fenice
Live recording from June 1989 which was first released in 1992 and re-issued in 2009 Nuova Era
1999[3] David Daniels,
Cecilia Bartoli,
Ľuba Orgonášová,
Bernarda Fink,
Gerald Finley
Christopher Hogwood,
Academy of Ancient Music
2001 Gramophone "Editor's Choice" award.[4] Decca Records
2001[2] Vivica Genaux,
Miah Persson,
Inga Kalna,
Lawrence Zazzo,
James Rutherford
René Jacobs,
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Winner of the Cannes Classical Award, 2004 Harmonia Mundi
2005[5] Kimberly Barber,
Laura Whalen,
Barbara Hannigan,
Marion Newman,
Sean Watson
Kevin Mallon,
Aradia Ensemble
Naxos Records

Video recordings[edit]

Year Cast:
Stage director Label
2001 David Daniels,
Deborah York,
Noëmi Nadelmann,
David Walker,
Egils Silins,
Axel Köhler,
Harry Bicket
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
David Alden DVD:Arthaus Musik
2011 Sonia Prina,
Anett Fritsch,
Brenda Rae,
Varduhi Abrahamyan,
Luca Pisaroni,
Tim Mead
Ottavio Dantone,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Robert Carsen
(Glyndebourne Festival Opera)
DVD:Opus Arte Glyndebourne


  1. ^ Thomas, Christopher J. "Rinaldo and Rinaldo highlights". Opera Quarterly 3 (3): pp. 183–88. doi:10.1093/oq/3.3.183.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Sadie, Stanley (May 2003). "Handel: Rinaldo". Gramophone: 78. 
  3. ^ "Handel: Rinaldo". Gramophone: p. 96. January 2000. 
  4. ^ Cutts, Paul, Handel opera wins Editor’s Choice Award, Gramophone, 19 October 2001.
  5. ^ Quinn, Michael (September 2004). "Session Report: The Aradia Ensemble's Rinaldo". Gramophone: p. 11. 
  6. ^ "Recordings of Rinaldo". Prestoclassical.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2014.