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. EMI Records Photo's taken by Hendrik Kerstens
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