Vivaldi: Opera Arias / Invernizzi

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Label: Glossa
Catalog: GCD922901
Format: CD

Roberta Invernizzi, Sopran; Bonizzoni/La Risonanza

Antonio Vivaldi: Combatta unngentil cor (Tito Manlio) - Leggi almeno, tiranna infedele (Ottone in villa) - Da due venti un mar turbato (Ercole sul Termodonte) - Non ti lusinghi la crudeltade (Tito Manlio) - Rete, lacci e strali adopra (Dorilla in Tempe) - Se garrisce la rondinella (Orlando finto pazzo) - Ombre vane, ingiusti orrori (Griselda) - Fra le procelle del mar turbato (Tito Manlio) - Dite, ohimè! Ditelo, al fine (La fids ninfa) - Nacque al bosco e nacque al prato (Il Giustino) - Tu dormi in tante pene (Tito Manlio) - Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia (Ottone in villa) - Se mai senti spirarti sul volto (Catone in Utica) - Dopo un’orrida procella (Griselda)

A new recording from Roberta Invernizzi always betokens pleasure, but the rare occasion when the Italian soprano is placed in the spotlight - as with this new collection of opera arias by Antonio Vivaldi - promises something very special indeed. Invernizzi is known for her style and dramatic vividness in the music of the Baroque (such as on recent discs of Handel and Campra), perfectly suitable for this new rollercoaster journey of the emotions released by GLOSSA, courtesy of Vivaldi's own fertile dramatic capacity to capture moods - pastoral evocations, storms at sea, hunting and even prison scenes. And a whole range of emotional high and low points - embracing anger, despair, anxiety, amorous frustration and touching intensity - are captured by Invernizzi, crowned by her electrifying performance of Dopo un'orrida procella from Griselda. The programme offers a set of contrasts in known arias from Vivaldi's operatic music and those which deserve to be betterknown (and which surely will). Invernizzi's interpretation is aided and abetted by La Risonanza's fine group of instrumentalists; and, of course, there is sympathetic direction from Fabio Bonizzoni, speaking volumes for his long musical association with Roberta Invernizzi. A wonderful opportunity to get closer to the unfolding world of Vivaldi's dramatic music with the dazzling and alluring voice of Roberta Invernizzi.

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