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Arias For Guadagni



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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.
Facts
Item number CDA67924
Barcode 034571179247
Release date 28/05/2012
Category Baroque
Label Hyperion Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Davies, Iestyn
Cohen, Jonathan
Composers Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Handel, George Frideric
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Guadagni, Gaetano
Hasse, Johann Adolf
Smith, John Christopher
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