Pour commémorer les 250 ans de la disparition de Nicola Porpora, Max Emanuel Cencic a déniché cet opéra qu’il enregistre en première mondiale entouré d’un casting prestigieux.
Ter gelegenheid van de 250ste verjaardag van de dood van Nicola Porpora heeft Max Emanuel Cencic deze opera opgegraven, die hij, omringd door een cast met faam, in wereldpremière opnam.
in Opera Now (Jun, 2018)
If you remember and enjoyed the good old bad old days, when indulgent conductors and over- exuberant singers (usually sopranos) went all out to decorate the vocal line until the original melody was almost obliterated and the score a blur of black notes, then this recording is probably for you. Purists may wish to look away, but, much as Porpora’s original audience would have expected in 1732, this premiere recording of Germanico in Germania is a feast of spectacular vocalism.
Porpora composed the opera for an all-male cast, but here we have both male and female singers, the lowest voice being a tenor. Two of the creators were superstar castrati, Caffarelli …