Arias For Marie Fel

Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel (2014)

A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel
by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68035 | Time: 01:12:55

GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2015 WINNER (RECITAL CATEGORY). A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas (Hyperion CDA67447) was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances, and ten years later her artistry is even more dazzling. This album is of particular interest as rather than concentrating on one composer it showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the day, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his ‘adorable nightingale’. For d’Aquin, she was an enchanted being. Marie Fel was the soprano who held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. With a voice described as ‘pure, charming, silvery’ (La Borde), ‘touching and sublime’ (Grimm) and ‘always lovely, always seductive’ (d’Aquin), she inspired some of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.
Vivica Genaux, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs - Arias for Farinelli (2003) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Vivica Genaux, Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs - Arias for Farinelli (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:33 minutes | Scans & Digital booklet | 3,77 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans & Digital booklet | 1,43 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Harmonia Mundi #– HMC 801778

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.
Markus Miesenberger & Neue Wiener Hofkapelle - Arias for Silvio Garghetti (2018)

Markus Miesenberger & Neue Wiener Hofkapelle - Arias for Silvio Garghetti (2018)
Classical, Opera, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 289 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 15 | Time: 62:30 min

The arias presented on this new release by Austrian tenor Markus Miesenberger display a representative cross-section of operatic music performed at the Viennese Imperial court at the beginning of the 18th century. Silvio Garghetti was a member of the Viennese Imperial Court from 1702 until his death in 1729 and was involved in 28 different opera and oratorio productions at the Viennese Imperial Court. He was clearly the outstanding lyrical tenor of his time in Vienna and most likely also a star tenor in the modern sense of the word who appeared alongside the most famous male and female singers and castratos of the Baroque period.
La Gioia Armonica & Jürgen Banholzer - Reutter: Portus Felicitatis (Motets & Arias for the Pantaleon) (2013) [24/88]

La Gioia Armonica & Jürgen Banholzer - Reutter: Portus Felicitatis (Motets & Arias for the Pantaleon) (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:28 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Today almost entirely forgotten, Reutter has been the most successful composer of opera in Vienna during the 1730s, and the single and most influential composer of church music in Vienna for three decades, enjoying the estimation of both Charles VI and Maria Theresia. The son of a court organist and music director at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Reutter studied with Antonio Caldara and, having returned from a period of study in Italy, was nominated imperial court composer in Vienna in 1730.
Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)

Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro - Arias for Caffarelli (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 416 Mb | Total time: 78:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5333 | Recorded: 2012

Naples in 1750 was one of the ten biggest cities in the world, and it spawned two of the biggest musical stars of the era: the castrati Farinelli and the much lesser known Caffarelli, whose real name was Gaetano Majorano. This release consists of arias written for Caffarelli, and you might treasure it for the flamboyant, high-volume singing of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who arguably comes as close as any of his contemporaries to conveying what the high-powered sound of the castrati was like (in the understandable absence of the genuine article). Or, you might be grateful to hear the music associated with Caffarelli, who in his own time had a reputation for being troublesome and has generally ignored by the historical opera revival movement. The composers represented on the program are not household names; the best-known of them was German Johann Adolph Hasse, and some, such as Gennaro Manna and Domenico Sarro, are all but unknown. The bright, blooming orchestral work of Il pomo d'oro under conductor Riccardo Minasi is unfailingly exciting. Beyond all this, however, is the presentation of the whole package.

Selena Gomez by Kai Z Feng for Marie Claire June 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at Oct. 18, 2017
Selena Gomez by Kai Z Feng for Marie Claire June 2016

Selena Gomez - Marie Claire June 2016 Outtakes
92 jpg | up to 2400*1600 | 22.07 MB
American actress and singer
Eliza Cummings by David Bellemere for Marie Claire Italia April 2016

Eliza Cummings - David Bellemere Photoshoot 2016
18 jpg | up to 2542*1684 | 9.56 MB
British model
Marie-Sophie Pollak, Katharina Ruckgaber, Joachim Tschiedel & Accademia di Monaco - Arias for Nancy Storace (2017) [24/96]

Marie-Sophie Pollak, Katharina Ruckgaber, Joachim Tschiedel & Accademia di Monaco - Arias for Nancy Storace (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:17 minutes | 881 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

London born soprano Nancy Storace was a good friend of both W.A. Mozart and J. Haydn. During her stay in Vienna she performed in about 20 operas, including the world premiere of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (with Benucci in the title role), among other things.

Kate Hudson by Tesh for Marie Claire October 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at Dec. 2, 2016
Kate Hudson by Tesh for Marie Claire October 2016

Kate Hudson - Tesh Photoshoot 2016
7 jpg | up to 3000*3583 | 11.54 MB
American actress

Mozart - Arias for Male Soprano (Michael Maniaci)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Oct. 29, 2010
Mozart - Arias for Male Soprano (Michael Maniaci)

Mozart - Arias for Male Soprano (Michael Maniaci)
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG | Scans | 246,25 MB
Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque | Released: 2010 | Label: Telarc

Michael Maniaci is a male soprano, which is a voice category unfamiliar to many lovers of classical vocal music. Unlike a countertenor, his voice sits naturally in the soprano register. His voice is really all about the fact that his vocal chords experienced fewer changes than what most young men experience when going through puberty. There are very few male sopranos, and Mr. Manicaci is without question the best male soprano in our midst. Thus we have here a singer who perhaps comes closer to giving us at least some idea of what the famous castrati sounded like more than anyone else today. He can sing high C's with ease and the voice here displays great agility and brio. I've listened to this album multiple times, and the more I hear it the more amazing I find it. The first time I heard it I was impressed with this his obvious joy, passion, and real sense of theater. This young male soprano's voice is gorgeous, but Michael Maniaci also understands that there is theater in this music and we can *hear* that in his singing..