New album of opera arias and symphonies by Francesco Cavalli, the prolific 17th century Venetian composer with 41 operas to his name, who was Handel’s predecessor in Hannover. Featuring Erato label mates Emőke Baráth and Marie-Nicole Lemieux , this is the first time Philippe has recorded Cavalli since his guest appearances on Christina Pluhar’s album dedicated to Cavalli, L’Amore innamorato.
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"Jaroussky’s “angelic” timbre has brought him cult status in his native France, but it rarely sounds right for heroic castrato parts. Cavalli’s gentler male roles suit him...the highlight is the lament from Erismena, sung with a searing intensity underlined by Artaserse’s plangent cornett soloists" - The Sunday Times