Porpora: Opera Arias

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Porpora: Opera Arias
Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor) / Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

[ Decca Records / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018

Grammy-nominated artist Max Emanuel Cencic presents Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Porpora's death.

Featuring 7 world premiere recordings, this album will be released on 02 March 2018, the day before the official anniversary on 03 March 2018.

This release is in addition to Cencic's new recording of Porpora's Germanico in Germanica (with Julia Lezhneva), released on 12 January 2018.

"Porpora's gift for characterisation pales beside Handel's, but his vocal fireworks bring modest delight, especially when backed by the bustling musicians of George Petrou's Armonia Atenea" The Times

"There is a wealth of material to choose from (Porpora composed around 50 operas), and Cencic includes six world premieres here, conducted by George Petrou. Once again, although he is adept at the vocal firework displays, it's Cencic's smooth legato and sense of line that really impress. Porpora's music reveals a wealth of unusual orchestral colours, particularly in his writing for brass, revealed in the aria from Poro, which is particularly vivid." Opera Now


Arias from
Meride e Selinunte
Ifigenia in Aulide
Enea nel Lazio
Il Trionfo di Camilla
Carlo il calvo
Arianna in Nasso