Albums

Symphonic Music - Released June 10, 2015 | INA Mémoire vive

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - Diamant d'Opéra
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released September 29, 2014 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra - 4 étoiles Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Argentine countertenor Franco Fagioli has emerged as one of the rising figures in that hot field, seemingly with the Italian opera of the first half of the 18th century as a specialty. As such, he might be particularly well represented by this collection of arias by Nicola Porpora, whose activities cut across a cross section of important activities in the century's second quarter. He was the teacher of both Haydn and Farinelli. He snagged many of Pietro Metastasio's high-tragedy opera seria libretti for himself and set them with suitably florid music, but he also had a considerable for sheer melody that's on display in this well-chosen program. Fagioli is not an exceptionally powerful countertenor, but he's capable of sheer smoothness of line that's appropriate to Porpora, who was called the greatest teacher of singers among composers, and the greatest composer among teachers of singing. He gets excellent support from the sparse but extremely sensitive Academia Montis Regalis under Alessandro de Marchi, and he makes a strong entry in the continuing case that Porpora ought to be ranked among the operatic greats. A countertenor release that can be recommended for pure melodic beauty.
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Opera - Released September 22, 2014 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Diamant d'Opéra - Choc de Classica
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Opera - Released September 22, 2014 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Diamant d'Opéra - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Classical - Released August 29, 2014 | Erato - Warner Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Diamant d'Opéra - Choc de Classica - Exceptional Sound Productions
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Opera Extracts - Released June 13, 2014 | deutsche harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Diamant d'Opéra - 4 étoiles Classica
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released May 6, 2014 | CapriccioNR

Booklet Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Diamant d'Opéra
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca

Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca

Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca

Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca

Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra - 4 étoiles Classica
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca

Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra
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Classical - Released September 9, 2013 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diamant d'Opéra - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année - Hi-Res Audio
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Opera Extracts - Released January 1, 2013 | Decca

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Diamant d'Opéra
Cecilia Bartoli takes us on a journey leading from Italy to Russia which traces the development of opera in St. Petersburg. Through the actions of three powerful Tsarists, the previously non-existent musical life of the entire nation was awoken: Anna of Russia (Anna Ivanovna), Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great) and Catherine II (Sophia Augusta Frederica of Anhalt-Zerbst). In addition to attracting performers, they also attracted many Italian composers, the first of whom would be Francesco Araia, followed by Manfredini and Cimarosa, among others. The program of this album follows original themes adored by Bartoli herself, and includes some long lost treasures by other composers such as Hermann Friedrich Raupach - the first harpsichordist and composer of the court following the dismissal of Araia. It is by sifting through the archives of the Mariinsky Theatre that Cecilia Bartoli has gathered this anthology opera excerpts, most of which are previously unpublished.