Pieces from Francesco Cavalli [L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar at the Utrecht Early Music Festival]

European early music group led by Christina Pluhar, L’Arpeggiata performs pieces from the Venetian composer and organist Francesco Cavalli. This performance was recorded during the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (Utrecht Early Music Festival) on August 30, 2016, at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. Soloists: Nuria Rial [soprano], Giuseppina Bridelli [mezzo-soprano], Vincenzo Capezzuto [countertenor], Jakub Józef Orliński …

Händel: Tornami a vagheggiar [Amanda Forsythe, Apollo’s Fire]

Accompanied by the Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, the American light lyric soprano Amanda Forsythe sings “Tornami a vagheggiar”, a soprano aria from George Frideric Händel‘s 1735 opera Alcina. Recorded in October 2014 at the Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Hts., Ohio.

Vivaldi: “Gelido in ogni vena” from Farnace [Christopher Lowrey, Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the San Fransisco-based early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American countertenor Christopher Lowrey sings Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gelido in ogni vena” from the opera Farnace. This performance was recorded during the Voices of Music “Harmonic Labyrinth” concert, December, 2019.

Purcell: Fairest Isle (King Arthur) [Anna Dennis with Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the San Francisco-based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music, soprano Anna Dennis sings Fairest Isle from Henry Purcell’s semi-opera King Arthur (z628), which premiered in 1691. This performance was recorded during the ensemble’s “The Great Poets” concert in January 2015.

Philippe Jaroussky & Emőke Baráth sing Cavalli: O luci belle

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth sing the early Baroque era composer Francesco Cavalli’s (14 February 1602 – 14 January 1676) beautiful aria “O luci belle” from Eritrea, an opera in three acts. The libretto is by Giovanni Faustini (1615-1651), the Italian librettist, and opera impresario of the 17th century.

Emőke Baráth performs “Scherza in mar la navicella” from Handel’s Lotario

Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth performs the aria “Scherza in mar la navicella” from Handel’s 1729 opera Lotario (“Lothair”), HWV 26. In the album Dualità, Baráth is joined by the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as conductor of his Ensemble Artaserse in captivating arias for the female voice, embodying roles both male and female.

Händel: Ombra mai fu [Christopher Lowrey, Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the award-winning early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American countertenor Christopher Lowrey performs “Ombra mai fu“, the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel. A 4K, Ultra HD video from the Voices of Music “Art of the Countertenor” concert, March 2016.