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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: L'oracolo in Messenia (2012)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: L'oracolo in Messenia (2012)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: L'oracolo in Messenia (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 814 Mb | Total time: 79.49+76.52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999960 254726 | Recorded: 2012

This is the world-premiere recording of L’Oracolo in Messenia, an opera prepared by Vivaldi for Vienna and now reconstructed by Fabio Biondi. He leads this triumphant performance, which opened the 2011 Resonanzen festival in the Austrian capital with a high-powered cast including Ann Hallenberg, Vivica Genaux and rising soprano Julia Lezhneva.

Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)

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Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)

Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 378 Mb | Total time: 77:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901778 | Recorded: 2002

Recording an album of arias written expressly for Farinelli, one of the most legendary castratos of the eighteenth century, is brave; his name invokes a world of superhuman vocal feats, remarkable pathos, and a uniquely strong and brilliant tone that, for obvious anatomical reasons, will not be replicated by modern singers. But that clearly does not scare Vivica Genaux who, along with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, dives into Farinelli's repertory as if it were her very own. She reveals a voice capable of dizzying speed and agility, and a refreshing ability to find in the highly ornamented, expression-through-excess style that typified opera seria of the time a sincerity and musical integrity that makes a case for its wider exploration.

Vivica Genaux: Arias - Rossini, Donizetti, Handel, Hasse, Vivaldi [3CDs] (2015)

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Vivica Genaux: Arias - Rossini, Donizetti, Handel, Hasse, Vivaldi [3CDs] (2015)

Vivica Genaux: Arias - Rossini, Donizetti, Handel, Hasse, Vivaldi (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 970 Mb | Total time: 68:21+72:01+75:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564609830 | Recorded: 2003, 2006, 2009

This 3CD box unites three recitals that showcase the virtuosity, elegance and expressivity of mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux. Together, the programmes, recorded between 2003 and 2009, offer a survey of the repertoire that has figured most strongly in Genaux’s career – music from the 18th and early 19th centuries by Vivaldi, Handel, Hasse, Rossini and Donizetti. The spectacular recital of arias by Vivaldi, ‘Pyrotechnics’ was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010.

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - England: Blow, Purcell, Handel [7cd] (2013)

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Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - England: Blow, Purcell, Handel [7cd] (2013)

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - England: Blow, Purcell, Handel [7cd] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,85 Gb | Total time: 675:10 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX2908658.99 | Recorded: 1989, 1998, 2002

This luxurious set containing 39 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 CD-Rom and four detailed booklets will tell you the full story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. No fewer than 17 complete operas (including two on DVD) and two supplementary CDs (the dawn of opera, Overtures for the Hamburg Opera) provide the most comprehensive overview of the genre ever attempted! The finest performers are assembled here under the direction of René Jacobs and William Christie to offer you 47 hours of music. An opportunity to discover or to hear again the masterpieces of Baroque opera, some of which have been unavailable on CD for many years.