Handel in Italy | Glossa - Platinum GCDP10002

Handel in Italy


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Label: Glossa - Platinum

Cat No: GCDP10002

Barcode: 8424562100022

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th June 2011



For this Glossa Portrait release, the spotlight falls upon the soprano Roberta Invernizzi. It was the inspired choice of Fabio Bonizzoni to involve the Milanese singer in his series of Le Cantate Italiane di Handel, and Invernizzi appeared on no less than five of the seven discs in that greatly-admired series. This 2-disc Portrait draws on those recordings to highlight the delicious characterisations of Invernizzi in Handel’s vivid and visceral portrayals of nymphs and goddesses such as Diana, Cloris, Amarilis, Lidia and Fili, Arcadian characters one and all but nonetheless human in personality.

Roberta Invernizzi is gifted with an ability to master the technical, expressive and temperamental challenges set by Baroque composers such as Vivaldi, Monteverdi and Alessandro Scarlatti and she has also added a scintillating theatrical verve to many of the incursions into Neapolitan opera buffa in the company of Antonio Florio.

Recorded in Saint Michel en Thiérache, Chiesa di San Salvatore (Rodengo Saiano, Brescia, Italy) between 2005 and 2009.

"Clori, Tirsi e Fileno is a lyric rural story of love, inhabited by shepherds and shepherdesses, the period instruments of Risonanza magnifying its inherent beauty, while in Roberta Invernizzi they have a soprano soloist of rare elegance. The sound is superb and the whole disc a jewel among Baroque releases." - Yorkshire Post

"The stylish Roberta Invernizzi sings Olinto. Bonizzoni’s direction and the superb playing of La Risonanza are state-of-the-art Handel." - Hugh Canning, Classical CD of the Week, Sunday Times

This is another essential disc from La Risonanza, whose project is shaping up to become the most rewarding Handelian discographic undertaking of the decade." - David Vickers, Editor’s Choice, Gramophone, June 2009

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