Karina Gauvin, Alexander Weimann, Arion Baroque Orchestra - Prima Donna (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.26 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: highresaudio
Canadian superstar soprano Karina Gauvin pays tribute to baroque diva Anna Maria Strada del Pò, singing rarities by Vinci, Vivaldi and some of the greatest Handel arie di bravura. Like Strada del Pò in her prime, Miss Gauvin sings this repertoire with powerful expression and brilliant technique, in particular, the trills for which Strada del Pò was renowned. More than thirteen opera roles were created by Handel for Strada del Pò (including Sosarme, Orlando, and Alcina). Strada del Pò’s talent and style may have influenced the composer’s work as much as he contributed to the vocal and dramatic development of the prima donna in the first decades of the 18th century.