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Baroque Divas - Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz
Baroque Divas - Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747), Antonio Caldara (1671-1736), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783), Giovanni Porta (1675-1755), Domenico Natale Sarri (1679-1744), Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768), Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Artist: Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso, Sonia Prina, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou
Title: Baroque Divas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Universal Music Italia Srl
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:15:32
Recording: Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall, Athens, 17 & 18 June 2012, 7–11 January 2013


The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers. Audiences have always been fascinated by the musical highlights and the goings-on behind the scenes alike. The battle for prestige and fame was particularly passionate during the Baroque age.
In Baroque opera – and especially in Neapolitan opera – the “prima donna” and “primo uomo” were so important that they could in fact give famous composers instructions as to what they wanted their arias to be like. Thus, it comes as no surprise that these singers reached cultic status and stardom, which eventually led to legendary rivalries.
The Haendel performers Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni were among the most acclaimed divas of the Baroque age. They were fierce competitors, even resorting to fisticuffs on stage. With tongue-in-cheek humour, present-day primadonnas Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina and Romina Basso follow in the footsteps of their passionate predecessors. Extra spice is added by the fact the these present-day divas will also perform arias that, in the Baroque era, were the province of male singers.
These three star mezzos and the wonderful contralto will be accompanied by the superb Greek orchestra Armonia Atenea under conductor George Petrou, winner of Germany’s prestigious ECHO Klassik Prize.
Enjoy a marvellous recital, bringing to life the rich heritage of Baroque opera –the acme of musical enjoyment and the entertaining element of cultic stardom alike.


Tracklist:
Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768)
1. Adriano in Siria: Amor, dover, rispetto 9.26
Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783)
2. Artaserse: Eccomi... 3.43
3. Artaserse: Pallido il sole 8.09
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
4. Ifigenia in Aulide: Ma fille...Jupiter, lance ta foudre! 3.54
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
5. Giustino: Vedrò con mio diletto 6.41
Johann Adolph Hasse
6. Tigrane: Solca il mar 4.10
7. Tigrane: Fra quest'ombre Solimano 11.43
Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747)
8. Astianatte: Spera che questo cor 3.04
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
9. Paride ed Elena: Le belle immagini 4.21
Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730)
10. Astianatte: Ti calpesto, o crudo amore 4.38
Domenico Natale Sarri (1679-1744)
11. Siroe re di Persia: A torrente che ruina 3.40
Giovanni Porta (1675-1755) rev. Giuseppe Sellitto (1700–1777)
12. Siface: Ti porti nel seno speranza ed amore 8.30
Antonio Caldara (1671-1736)
13. Euristeo: Daranno all'ira mia 3.57


Personnel:
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo-soprano
Romina Basso, mezzo-soprano
Sonia Prina, contralto
Armonia Atenea
George Petrou, Conductor



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