Leonardo Vinci - Catone in Utica | Decca 4788194

Leonardo Vinci - Catone in Utica

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4788194

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 25th May 2015

Contents

Artists

Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor)
Franco Fagioli (countertenor)
Valer Sabadus (countertenor)
Martin Mitterutzner (countertenor)
Vince Yi (countertenor)
Juan Sancho (tenor)
Il Pomo d’Oro

Conductor

Riccardo Minasi

Works

Vinci, Leonardo

Catone in Utica

Artists

Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor)
Franco Fagioli (countertenor)
Valer Sabadus (countertenor)
Martin Mitterutzner (countertenor)
Vince Yi (countertenor)
Juan Sancho (tenor)
Il Pomo d’Oro

Conductor

Riccardo Minasi

About

World premiere recording of an opera by a Neapolitan master fast gaining a first-rate modern reputation. Max Emanuel Cencic gathers around him an intoxicating mix of stratospheric countertenors, a top tenor, and an orchestra who sizzle with excitement for a performance of an opera that will appeal to all fans of Baroque music’s unsung heroes.

As March’s ‘Five Countertenors’ album showcased, the age of the countertenor is here. Max Emanuel Cencic has gathered around him, once again, a superb cast to bring Leonardo Vinci’s 'Catone In Utica' to vivid life.

For generations Leonardo Vinci was just another obscure Baroque composer: this first-rate recording will lift the veil from this forgotten genius of Italian opera, and from the mysterious all-male world of the 18th-century Roman stage.

With a libretto by Metastasio, Vinci’s opera was unveiled in Rome in 1728 with an all-male cast (women having been banned from the stage by the Pope): countertenors took the three heroic male roles as well as the female parts.

As well as Cencic (Arbace), the other superb countertenors are Franco Fagioli (Cesare), Valer Sabadus (Marzia), Martin Mitterutzner (Fulvio) and Vince Yi (Emilia).

Tenor Juan Sancho takes the title role (Catone) in this stage work about Julius Caesar’s defeat of the Republican forces led by Marcus Portius Cato in 46BC, and Riccardo Minasi, who enjoys a considerable reputation for his recordings of Baroque repertoire, conducts.

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