Format: COMPACT DISC
TRUE LA CICALA D'AVENA
Giuseppe Porsile (1680-1750) was one of the very few representatives of the Neapolitan School at the otherwise rather conservative Imperial Court in Vienna. Inês d'Avena and the ensemble La Cicala continued their exploration of the Neapolitan repertoire, which had previously been ignored. The soprano Stefanie True lets several forgotten vocal jewels shine in first recordings. The Canadian-born soprano, Stefanie True, studied voice with Catherine Robbin at York University (Toronto), where she completed her BFA in 2003. She then went on to study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands) with Barbara Pearson, Diane Forlano, Jill Feldman, and Michael Chance, where she completed her Masters in Early Music in 2009. In 2010, she won second prize at the John Kerr Award Competition in Kent, UK; and in 2011, she placed first at the London Handel Singing Competition (Adair Prize).