8 January 1735 “Ariodante” was performed in Haymarket Theatre in London. Carestini sang the title role, and was rewarded with a succession of glorious arias. The “battle” between Carestini and Farinelli had started.
Philippe Jaroussky – countertenor
Le Concert d’Astrée
Emmanuelle Haïm – conductor
Virgin Classics “Carestini” The story of a castrato.
Photo’s taken by Hendrik Kerstens