Amore-Dolore: Countertenor Arias | BIS BIS2645

Amore-Dolore: Countertenor Arias

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2645

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 7th April 2023

Contents

Works

Broschi, Riccardo

Artaserse
» Son qual nave ch'agitata

Duni, Egidio Romualdo

Demofoonte
» Misero pargoletto
» Sperai vicino il lido

Handel, George Frideric

Giulio Cesare, HWV17
» Overture
Rinaldo, HWV7
» Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
Serse (Xerxes), HWV40
» Crude furie degl'orridi abissi (Act 3)
» Ombra mai fu (Act 1)

Vivaldi, Antonio

Farnace, RV711
» Gelido in ogni vena
Orlando furioso, RV728
» Nel profondo cieco mondo
» Sinfonia
» Sol da te, mio dolce amore (Act 1)
Tieteberga, RV737
» Sento in seno

Artists

Nicolo Balducci (countertenor)
Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony

Conductor

Dan Laurin

Works

Broschi, Riccardo

Artaserse
» Son qual nave ch'agitata

Duni, Egidio Romualdo

Demofoonte
» Misero pargoletto
» Sperai vicino il lido

Handel, George Frideric

Giulio Cesare, HWV17
» Overture
Rinaldo, HWV7
» Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
Serse (Xerxes), HWV40
» Crude furie degl'orridi abissi (Act 3)
» Ombra mai fu (Act 1)

Vivaldi, Antonio

Farnace, RV711
» Gelido in ogni vena
Orlando furioso, RV728
» Nel profondo cieco mondo
» Sinfonia
» Sol da te, mio dolce amore (Act 1)
Tieteberga, RV737
» Sento in seno

Artists

Nicolo Balducci (countertenor)
Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony

Conductor

Dan Laurin

About

For his second recital album for BIS, countertenor and sopranist NicolÚ Balducci, Ďa singer of a remarkably sweet sound and distinct vocal agilityí (Gramophone), presents arias that evoke love and pain, two basic ingredients of Italian opera in the 18th century. Often tailor-made for specific singers who were in some cases the foremost castrati from that era such as the legendary Farinelli, these arias expressed resolute valour, unbridled fury and sometimes extreme guilt, to the delight of audiences that enjoyed these operas with their far-fetched narratives inspired by mythology or historical events.

For this album, NicolÚ Balducci is accompanied by the Baroque Academy Gothenburg Symphony under the direction of renowned recorder player Dan Laurin. Together, they perform well-known arias by Handel, from Vivaldiís long neglected operas, as well as by lesser-known composers such as Riccardo Broschi (Farinelliís brother) and Egidio Duni.

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