Lorraine Hunt sings Handel

“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.” YouTube is a treasury of great performances but there can be few that top this one: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing “As with rosy steps the morn” from Handel’s Theodora in a stage performance at Glyndebourne in the late 1990s. To see and hear this incomparably beautiful woman with her rich, passionate contralto voice delivering one of Handel’s greatest arias, and our knowing that within a few years she was dead of cancer at the age of 52, is almost unbearable. See it and weep, but rejoice also.

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