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Se pieta di me non senti

Posted in Opera with tags , , , , on November 3, 2012 by telescoper

I heard this piece of music on Radio 3 earlier today and it completely blew me away.  I must get the DVD of the 2011 performance of Handel’s  Giulio Cesare from which it was taken, but in the meantime here’s a clip from Youtube to give you an idea. This is the marvellous Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra singing the da capo aria Se pieta di me non senti. It’s a truly sublime and moving performance from a singer at the very peak of her prowess. Brava!