Editors’ Notes Joyce DiDonato has made Agrippina, one of opera’s more unscrupulous characters, her own, both on stage and now in the studio. She embraces Handel’s huge emotional and vocal demands, and makes a real flesh-and-blood schemer come alive in all her duplicity. She is surrounded by a magnificent cast: Elsa Benoit is a naive but delightful Poppea, Luca Pisaroni a pompous Claudio, Franco Fagioli a preening and self-absorbed Nerone, and Jakub Józef Orliński a ravishingly voiced Ottone. Even the smallish role of Giunone is taken by the wonderful Marie-Nicole Lemieux. Maxim Emelyanychev directs with flair and imagination.

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Agrippina, HWV 6: Sinfonia
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1
Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Nerone, amato figlio" (Agrippina, Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Col saggio tuo consiglio" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Per cosi grand'impresa" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "A' cenni tuoi sovrani" (Pallante, Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "La mia sorte fortunata" (Pallante)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Or che Pallante è vinto" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Umile alle tue piante" (Agrippina, Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Volo pronto" (Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Quanto fa, quanto puote" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "L'alma mia fra le tempeste" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Qual piacer" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Amici, al sen vi stringo" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Ecco chi presto" (Pallante, Narciso, Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Voi, che dell'alta Roma" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Il tuo figlio / La tua prole" (Agrippina, Nerone, Narciso, Pallante)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Ma qual di liete trombe" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Allegrezza, allegrezza!" (Lesbo)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Che sento!" (Lesbo, Pallante, Agrippina, Narciso, Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Alle tue piante, o Augusta" (Ottone, Pallante, Agrippina, Narciso, Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Augusta, amo Poppea" (Ottone, Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Tu ben degno" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "L'ultima del gioir" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Lusinghiera mia speranza" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Vaghe perle" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Otton, Claudio, Nerone" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Signora, o mia signora!" (Lesbo, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Di lieta nuova" (Lesbo, Agrippina, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Perché invece di Claudio" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "È un foco quel d'amore" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "(Ma qui Agrippina viene)" [Agrippina, Poppea]
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Ho un non so che nel cor" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Cieli, quai strani casi" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Non veggo alcun" (Lesbo)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Pur ritorno a rimirarvi" (Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Ma, o ciel, mesta e confusa" (Claudio, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Vieni, o cara" (Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "(Che mai farò?)" [Poppea, Claudio]
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Signor, signor, presto" (Lesbo, Claudio, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "E quando mai / Quando vorrai" (Poppea, Claudio, Lesbo)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Pur al fin se n'andò" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "O mia liberatrice" (Poppea, Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Non ho cor che per amarti" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Se Ottone m'ingannò" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Se giunge un dispetto" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2
Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Dunque noi siam traditi" (Pallante, Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Coronato il crin d'alloro"(Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Roma, più ch'il trionfo" (Pallante, Narciso, Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: Prelude
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Ecco il superbo" (Agrippina, Poppea, Nerone, Ottone, Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Di timpani e trombe" (Poppea, Nerone, Agrippina, Ottone, Narciso, Pallante, Lesbo)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Nella Britannia vinta" (Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Cade il mondo" (Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Signor, quanto il mio cuore" (Agrippina, Claudio, Poppea, Nerone, Narciso, Pallante, Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Nulla sperar da me" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "E tu Poppea" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Tuo ben è il trono" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Soccorri almen Nerone" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Sotto il lauro" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Scherzo son"(Ottone, Narciso, Pallante, Lesbo)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Otton, otton" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Voi ch'udite" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Spera, alma mia" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Il tormento d'Ottone" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "(Par che amor sia)" [Poppea]
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Vaghe fonti" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Ma qui che veggo" (Ottone, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Fantasme della mente"
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Ti vuo' giusta" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Da quali ordite trame" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Ingannata una sol volta" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Pur alfin ti ritrovo" (Lesbo, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "A non pochi perigli" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Son qui, mia vita" (Nerone, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Col peso del tuo amor" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Qual bramato piacere" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Quando invita" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Pensieri, voi mi tormentate" / "Quel ch'oprai" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Se ben nemica sorte" (Pallante, Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Col raggio placido" (Pallante)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Di giunger non dispero" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Or è tempo" (Agrippina, Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Spererò, poiché mel dice" (Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Per dar la pace al core" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "A vagheggiar io vengo" (Claudio, Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Signor, Poppea" (Lesbo, Claudio, Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Basta che sol tu chieda" (Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Favorevol la sorte" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 2: "Ogni vento" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3
Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Il caro Otton" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Ah, mia Poppea" (Ottone, Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Tacerò" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Attendo qui Nerone" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Anelante ti reco" (Nerone, Poppea, Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3 "Coll'ardor del tuo bel core" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Amico ciel" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Qui non v'è alcun" (Lesbo, Claudio, Poppea, Nerone, Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Temerario insolente" (Claudio, Nerone, Poppea, Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Ora, Claudio, che dici?" (Poppea, Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Io di Roma" (Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Pur alfin se n'andò" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Ora Ottone, che dici?" (Poppea, Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Pur ch'io ti stringa al sen" (Ottone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Piega pur del mio cor" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Bel piacere" (Poppea)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Cotanto osò Poppea?" (Agrippina, Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Come nube" (Nerone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Evvi donna più empia?" (Pallante, Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Agrippina, Nerone" (Claudio, Pallante, Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Adorato mio sposo" (Agrippina, Claudio, Pallante, Narciso)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Se vuoi pace" (Agrippina)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Ecco la mia rivale" (Agrippina, Poppea, Nerone, Ottone, Claudio)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "Lieto il Tebro" (Agrippina, Poppea, Claudio, Nerone, Ottone, Pallante, Narciso, Lesbo, Giunone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "D'Ottone e di Poppea" (Giunone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "V'accendano le tede" (Giunone)
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: Gigue
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: Sarabande
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: Bourrée
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: Menuet
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: Passacaille
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 1: "Fa' quanto vuoi" (Poppea) [Appendix]
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Agrippina, HWV 6, Act 3: "No, no, ch'io non apprezzo" (Ottone, Poppea) [Appendix]
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