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Rich, smooth, creamy, and very, very warm, Renée Fleming's soprano pours all over the music of George Frideric Handel like melting chocolate. From the voluptuous Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me through the luxurious Endless pleasure to the opulent Calm thou my soul, Fleming's voice fulfills the heart and soul of Handel's music. Better yet, Fleming sounds like she really means it. Each aria has its own emotional character and each aria has its own musical personality. Fleming makes the listener believe the ecstasy of Semele ...

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  1. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?
  2. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Endless pleasure
  3. Scipione (Publio Cornelio Scipione), opera, HWV 20: Scoglio d'immota fronte
  4. Orlando, opera, HWV 31: Quando spieghi i tuoi tormenti
  5. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fù
  6. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: To fleeting pleasures make your court
  7. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga
  8. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Dunque, i lacci d'un volto...Ah! crudel
  9. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim
  10. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: V'adoro, pupille
  11. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Da tempeste il legno infranto
  12. Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi, opera, HWV 19: Ritorna, o caro e dolce mio tesoro
  13. Lotario, opera, HWV 26: Sommo rettor del cielo...D'una torbida sorgente
  14. Agrippina, opera, HWV 6: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
  15. Agrippina, opera, HWV 6: Bel piacere è godere fido amor!
  16. Alexander Balus, oratorio, HWV 65: Calm thou my soul...Convey me to some peaceful shore
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