Arias for Domenico Gizzi: A Star Castrato in Baroque Rome (CD)

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Arias for Domenico Gizzi: A Star Castrato in Baroque Rome (CD)

Leonardo Vinci
Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Alessandro Scarlatti
Francesco Feo
Domenico Sarro
Giovanni Bononcini
Giovanni Battista Costanz
Nicola Porpora
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Conductor: Antonio Florio
Artist: Roberta Invernizzi
Orchestra: I Turchini
Label: Glossa
Number of discs: 1

Arias for Domenico Gizzi, starring the famous Italian soprano,
Roberta Invernizzi traces the spectacular career of a brilliant artist whose importance lay not just in his castrato voice, but also his skill in singing operas.

Though not renown today as other castrati like Farinelli,
Caffarelli, Carestini and Senesino, Grizzi was esteemed during his time before the public as one of the finest singers in Europe and a peer among the most talented of his colleagues.

For this important collection, Invernizzi has chosen works from Gizzi’s repertoire, which typically represent heroic male characters, drawn from arias created by historically significant composers, Scarlatti, Bononcini and Porpora, among others.

Under the direction of famed, Italian conductor, Antonio Florio,
Ms. Invernizzi demonstrates that she is capable of delivering vocal pyrotechnics and summons Grizzi’s spirit in the flawless performance of these thirteen arias.

As one admirer of this album said, “If Grizzi sang these arias as well as Roberta Invernizzi sings them on this recording, he was, indeed, a true star castrato.”

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