Nereydas, Javier Ulises Illán & Filippo Mineccia - Siface: L'amor castrato (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 350 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 25 | Time: 68:50 min
With Siface: lamor castrato, countertenor Filippo Mineccia, together with Javier Ulises Illan and Nereydas, presents a short imaginary pasticcio opera reflecting the music-making and life of the contralto castrato known by that stage name. Born Giovanni Francesco Grossi in 1653 in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Siface was acclaimed for his exciting musical performances, yet who became famous also for the tragedy of his love life. He was called upon to sing in operas and oratorios by the likes of Stradella, Pasquini, Bassani, Pallavicino and Agostini.