Arcangelo Arias For Benucci

Matthew Rose, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arias for Benucci (2015)

Matthew Rose, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arias for Benucci (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:06 | 382 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68078

The program on this release by baritone Matthew Rose is innovative and useful in a couple of different ways. First, although performers have sometimes tried to bring 18th century opera to life by programming arias written for specific singers, this has usually been applied to countertenors. They were generally the stars, it's true, but they weren't the only ones. The Italian comic baritone Francesco Benucci was one of the leads of Joseph II's Italian opera company, the original Figaro, and the original Leporello in Don Giovanni in the Vienna premiere (the second production).
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.
Christopher Purves, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - George Frideric Handel: Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)

George Frideric Handel - Finest Arias for Base Voice (2013)
Christopher Purves, bass; Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67842 | Time: 01:10:53

The magnificent Christopher Purves performs a recital of Handel’s bass arias. This unique collection demonstrates the range and brilliance of Handel’s writing for this voice, featuring a selection from Italian and English operas, English classical drama, Biblical oratorios, literary odes and a masque. Handel’s endlessly imaginative gift for characterization is fully explored here, with Purves commanding an extraordinary emotional and technical range from the buffo blustering of Polyphemus in Acis and Gatalea to the loving musings of Abinoam in ‘Tears, such as tender fathers shed’ from the oratorio Deborah.
Arias For Guadagni - Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo (2012)

Arias For Guadagni - Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 382 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67924

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas, he returns for a second solo album with Hyperion, a selection of arias written for Gaetano Guadagni. Italian-born Guadagni was the first ‘modern’ castrato, famed all over Europe for the lyric purity of his voice and his powerful, naturalistic acting style. Not only did he enjoy a close artistic relationship with Handel, who nurtured Guadagni’s voice to fit the alto roles in his English oratorios, but he effectively created the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, an opera he thoroughly made his own. Here, Iestyn Davies is joined again by the renowned period-instrument band Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen.
Eva Juárez, A Corte Musical, Rogério Gonçalves - Sebastián Durón: Arias for Soprano - Lágrimas, Amor... (2016)

Eva Juárez, A Corte Musical, Rogério Gonçalves - Sebastián Durón: Arias for Soprano - Lágrimas, Amor… (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:14 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Pan Classics | Catalog: PC 10320

Sebastián Durón was, together with Antonio de Literes, the greatest Spanish composer of stage music of his time. He served as organist and choirmaster at various cathedrals (Seville, Cuenca, El Burgo de Osma, Plasencia) until in 1691 he was appointed master of the Royal Chapel of King Charles II in Madrid.
Alberto Hold-Garrido - Sweet Rapture & Heartache: Beloved Opera Arias for Soprano (2017)

Alberto Hold-Garrido - Sweet Rapture & Heartache: Beloved Opera Arias for Soprano (2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:46 | 130 MB
Label: Alba

New release Sweet Rapture and Heartache includes 12 of the most beloved opera arias for soprano. Arias are performed by a rising Finnish soprano star Marjukka Tepponen and the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Alberto Hold-Garrido. Marjukka Tepponen, winner of the Timo Mustakallio Competition in Savonlinna in 2008, went on to take the first prize in the national Lappeenranta Singing Competition in January 2010. She has been a soloist with most of the main Finnish orchestras, and abroad with, for example, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester. In 2010 she made her debut at the Finnish National Opera, the Savonlinna Opera Festival and Graz Opera in Austria. In summer 2015 she makes her debut at the Bregenz Festival as Liù in Turandot.
Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 62:15 minutes | 598 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The creator of the title roles of Handel's Rinaldo and Amadigi, Nicolò Grimaldi (Naples, 1673 Naples, 1732), known as Nicolini, was the leading castrato of his time, an outstanding artist praised as a fine actor as well as a singer. A generation older than Carlo Broschi (Farinelli),Gaetano Majorano (Caffarelli) and Giovanni Carestini, he possessed exceptional vocal agility and virtuosity, contributing significantly to the establishment of the legend of the castratos virtuosity.

Ave Sol - Arias for All (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 10, 2017
Ave Sol - Arias for All (2017)

Ave Sol - Arias for All
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 43:18 min | 180 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Vocal

Ave Sol is acknowledged as one of the most versatile and innovative choirs in the world. For over 45 years this ensemble has championed contemporary composers and performed the great choral repertoire to huge acclaim. The members come from all walks of life and are united by their intense love of music and the sheer joy of singing together. This unique album features many of the greatest opera arias and duets, but these immortal melodies have been given a unique twist in stunning new choral arrangements. For the first time these world famous pieces are performed not by great sopranos and tenors of our day, but by the dedicated members of the chorus; performers who ordinarily would never get to display their special affinity with this music.
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.
Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino (2017)

Carlo Vistoli, Talenti Vulcanici & Stefano Demicheli - Arias for Nicolino
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:15 min | 292 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

The creator of the title roles of Handel's Rinaldo and Amadigi, Nicolò Grimaldi (Naples, 1673 Naples, 1732), known as Nicolini, was the leading castrato of his time, an outstanding artist praised as a fine actor as well as a singer. A generation older than Carlo Broschi (Farinelli),Gaetano Majorano (Caffarelli) and Giovanni Carestini, he possessed exceptional vocal agility and virtuosity, contributing significantly to the establishment of the legend of the castratos virtuosity.