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Io t'abbraccio

Io t'abbraccio from Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, opera seria by George Frideric Handel, that premiered at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket in London on 13 February 1725, at the height of his career.  
This duet is sung between Rodelinda, Queen of Lombardy and Bertarido, the usurped King; the role of a king was originally sung by alto castrato while today it is sang by countertenors.

Lucy Crowe (Rodelinda) / Bejun Mehta (Bertarido)

 

Philippe Jaroussky (Bertarido) / Nuria Rial (Rodelinda)

 

Renée Fleming (Rodelinda) / Andreas Scholl (Bertarido)