I am always attracted and fascinated by performing artists who show me a lot of genuine emotion. Music is highly emotional, and the ability of an artist to properly communicate the composer’s emotion makes the music exciting and alive.
If you prefer your music to be controlled and strictly by the score or historical record, then this CD is not for you. French soprano Patricia Petibon relies both on her amazing technique and eccentric personality in her performances. I tend to like it when performers let loose, especially with some of the selections on this CD which have probably been recorded hundreds of times.
This is Patricia Petibon’s first album of Italian Baroque arias, and she is beautifully supported by Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra. Her passionate voice summons into vivid life a wealth of characters tangled up in the power plays of gods, kings, witches, and devils.
Tracks on this CD are:
- Giulio Cesare In Egitto – Quando Voglio
- San Giovanni Battista – Queste Lagrime E Sospiri
- Alcina/Act 1 – Tornami A Vagheggiar
- Rinaldo/Act 2 – ”Lascia Ch’io Pianga”
- Ariodante HWV 33/Act 1 – ”Volate, Amori”
- Giulio Cesare/Act 3 – ”Piangerò La Sorte Mia”
- La Griselda/Act 3/Scene 3 – Se Il Mio Dolor T’offende
- Alcina/Act 2 – Ah, Mio Cor
- Ariodante HWV 33/Act 1 – Neghittosi, Or Voi Che Fate
- Lucio Papirio/Act 1 – Morte Amara
- L’Olimpiade/Act 2 Scene 5 – Siam Navi All’Onde
- L’Orfeo – Orfeo, Tu Dormi
- Arianna – Come Mai Puoi Vedermi Piangere
Here is a sample of Patricia Petibon: Rosso – Italian Baroque Arias:
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