“The Triumph of Time and Truth” with Ludus Baroque – Available to buy now!
We are excited to announce that the long-awaited recording of Handel’s rarely-heard final oratorio The Triumph of Time and Truth is released on Delphian records today. Accompanied by Ludus Baroque and under the baton of Richard Neville-Towle, William performs the role of Time teamed with Tim Mead as Truth, sopranos Sophie and Mary Bevan, and tenor Ed Lyon.
The oratorio has its origins in a morality play by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphilj, Handel’s patron in Rime and tells the story of Time and Counsel’s conflict with Pleasure and Deceit over the soul of Beauty, who is eventually forced to accept the divine order of change and mortality. Receiving a four star review from the Guardian, the recording is said to redefine the work from its ‘vastly inferior’ status in comparison with Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, from which it was conceived.
First performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, William Berger together with Ludus Baroque and the other esteemed soloists have received excellent reviews for their performance, including Herald Scotland, who described William as ‘the most articulate of baritones’.