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The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court
Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
Harmonia Mundi's production has all the sumptuousness of the original Medici spectacle...The performances are highly polished, chorus and ensemble, producing a glossy and liberally embellished... — More…
2 CDs + Book
Monteverdi, Caccini, Merula, Brunelli, Castello, Cima, Landi
Karim Sulayman (tenor)
Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell
Sulayman’s approach tends more towards the lyrical than the rhetorical – his lucid, velvety tenor and pop-star charisma best suited to melodious arias rather than the text-driven stile recitativo…Under... — More…
Silvia Frigato (Euridice, La Tragedia), Furio Zanasi (Orfeo), Giampaolo Fagotto (Arcetro), Luca Dordolo (Tirsi, Aminta), Sara Mingardo (Dafne, Proserpina), Monica Piccinini (Venere), Antonio Abete (Plutone), Matteo Bellotto (Radamanto) & Mauro Borgioni (Caronte)
Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo...
With its stylish Italian cast directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini...this is a precious recording...there are a few moments of slack ensemble, but the performance has a sense of dramatic spontaneity... — More…
Stephan Van Dyck (tenor), Christina Pluhar (harp, theorbo), Eero Palviainen (lute/guitar), Francisco Gato (lute/guitar), Paulina Van Laarhoven (viola da gamba/lirone), Vincent Libert (percussion)