David Hobson (tenor) Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker
David Hobson’s stunning ABC Classics CD debut resulted in wide acclaim and was a best seller. Now he returns in an all-Handel program of arias from many of his greatest operas and oratorios. Includes the famous ‘Ombra mai fù’ (Handel’s Largo), ‘Silent Worship’ and ‘Where e’er you walk’.
His distinctive voice – lyrical, light and full of emotion – is perfect for this repertoire and is set to thrill once again.
What they said about David Hobson’s first album, French and Italian Arias “David Hobson’s voice is impossibly beautiful.” 24 Hours “His voice is one of the most distinctive on the Australian scene. Few can match this special beauty.” The Bulletin “…fine operatic voice…a most attractive program…fine-toned, expressive voice…this is a disc to delight…” Canberra Times “Hobson is in fine voice…joyful, wistful, haunting.” Herald Sun (Melbourne)
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Tamerlano – Ciel e terra armi di sdegno and Sù la sponda del pigro Lete
Esther – Tune your harps to cheerful strains
Athalia – Gentle airs, melodious strains!
Samson – Total eclipse!
Messiah – Comfort ye my people and Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
Semele – Where’er you walk
Jephtha – Waft her, angels, through the skies
Acis and Galatea – Love in her eyes sits playing
Judas Maccabaeus – Sound an alarm!
Ode for St Cecilia’s Day – The trumpet’s loud clangor
Il Trionfo del tempo e del Disinganno – Lascia la spina cogli la rosa
Serse – Frondi tenere e belle / Ombra mai fù di vegetabile