Jesse sings the role of Raymondo in Handel's Almira with Boston Early Music Festival. Recorded January 2018 in Bremen, Germany for CPO.
The GRAMMY-winning Boston Early Music Festival returns with an all-new recording of Handel’s first opera, Almira. Written when the composer was only nineteen, Almira tells a story of intrigue and romance at the Court of Castile. The opera features a trio of love triangles as the newly crowned queen Almira and two princesses navigate the ever-shifting affections of a brave soldier, a loyal aide, and a mysterious foreign ambassador. These lovelorn characters must overcome misunderstandings, jealousies, duels, and dungeons on their way to a joyously happy ending.