Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Ruby Hughes
BBT Award 2014

Ruby Hughes - Audio

Handel’s Last Prima Donna – Giulia Frasi in London

Ruby Hughes soprano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Laurence Cummings conductor

Handel from Susanna: Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
Ciampi from Adriano in Siria: Oh Dio, mancar mi sento
Ciampi from Il trionfo di Camilla: Là per l’ombrosa sponda
Arne from Artaxerses: Why is death for ever late
Smith from Paradise Lost:
Recitative: Oh, do not, Adam
Aria: It comes, it comes, it must be death
Smith from Rebecca:
Recitative: But see, the night with silent pace
Aria: O balmy sleep
Arne from Alfred: Gracious Heav’n, O hear me
Handel from Theodora:
Recitative: O thou bright sun!
Aria: With darkness deep
Recitative: But why are thou disquieted
Aria: Oh that I on wings could rise
Hayes from Telemachus: Soon arrives thy fatal hour
Handel from The Choice of Hercules: There the brisk sparkling…
Handel from Jephtha:
Recitative: Ye sacred priests
Aria: Farewell, ye limpid streams
Handel from Solomon: Will the sun forget to streak


For her debut recording on the Chandos label Ruby Hughes sings celebrated music composed for Giulia Frasi by Handel from his last works Susanna, Solomon, Theodora and Jephtha plus other composers of the era whose works are much less familiar, including several modern premieres.  Laurence Cummings conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Read Ruby’s blog about Frasi here

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