Sogno Barocco / Von Otter
Sogno Barocco (Baroque Dream) Cavalli: Elena Vivo per te (from La Calisto) Dolcissimi baci Lamento (from Doriclea) Monteverdi: Libro Nono di Magrigali e Canzonette: Si dolce è'l tormento Pur ti miro (I gaze upon you) from L'Incoronazione di Poppea Signor, hoggi rinasco from L’incoronazione di Poppea Di misera Regina (from Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria) Provenzale: Squarciato appena havea Rossi, Lauro: Lamento de la Regina di Suecia Anne Sophie von Otter (mezzo soprano) & Sandrine Piau (soprano) Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García Alarcón
Following the best-seller 'Love Songs' with Brad Mehldau and a new recording of Berlioz’s 'Les Nuits d’été' with Marc Minkowski, 'Sogno Barocco' is the third project from eclectic Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter on naïve, which she toured 2010-11. Dedicated to early Italian opera protagonists such as Poppea, Penelope, Diana and Helena, this clever programme gathers baroque hit duets such as “Si Dolce è’l tormento” or “Pur ti miro” and the previously unreleased Provenzale cantata or Rossi’s Lamento of the Swedish Queen . . . This delicate and subtle series of baroque jewels is performed with an amazing cast, starring French soprano Sandrine Piau, in 3 breathtaking duets, and baroque rising-star conductor Leonardo García Alarcón, one of the current darlings of Italian baroque. This new release is offered with a 76-page booklet including complete sung texts and essays by Von Otter, Alarcón and musicologist Vincent Borel. It also includes 3 instrumental pieces by Cavalli in world premiere recordings.