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Francesco Cavalli Opera Arias
Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor)
If Handel’s Xerxes has a showmanship, an aesthetic swagger that Cavalli’s lacks in the lilting prettiness of his own ode to a plane tree, we see the Italian’s skill emerge elsewhere – in the... — More…
Louis XIV 1715-2015 Celebration, Special Edition
Violaine le Chenadec (soprano), Marie-Frédérique Girod (soprano), Caroline Bardot (soprano), Caroline Weynants (soprano), Amandine Trenc (soprano), Caroline Meng (soprano), Lucile Richardot (mezzo-soprano), Dagmar Sasková (mezzo-soprano), Stephanie Leclerc (contralto), Stephen Collardelle (countertenor),...
Some of the music for ‘La Nuit’ is genuinely atmospheric and is sung with sustained tone and exquisite ornamentation by Lucile Richardot … The instrumental accompaniment is unfailingly funny... — More…
Mariana Flores (soprano), Anna Reinhold (mezzo)
Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Flores's softer languid singing aptly conveys a nymph's erotic longing for the return of her lover Jupiter…[Isifile's lament] is sequenced next to a vividly dramatic account of her rival Medea's... — More…