Lamento: Romina Basso

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Lamento: Romina Basso



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30th June 2014




64 minutes


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Lamento: Romina Basso


Lamento della Maria Stuarda


Capriccio di Durezze (1624)


Toccata Seconda Arpeggiata


Lamento d'Arianna 'Lasciatemi morire'


Squarciato appena havea

Rossi, Luigi:

Lamento della Regina de Svezia


Lagrime mie

Romina Basso (mezzo-soprano)

Latinitas Nostra



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This is the first solo recital recording of mezzo soprano Romina Basso, yet currently one of the most busy and outstanding baroque specialists. Recorded in Athens with the Greek musicians of the Latinitas Notra ensemble and led by Markellos Chryssicos, this striking record offers incandescent and special performances of Italian baroque masterpieces that feature among the most heart-rending, including: Monteverdi’s 'Lamento d’Arianna', Rossi’s 'Lamento della regina di Svezia' and Strozzi’s 'Lagrime mie'.

Romina Basso studied with Peter Maag, Regina Resnik, Rockwell Blake and Claudio Desderi, specialising in Baroque repertory and Rossini. She won prizes at national and international competitions including Plácido Domingo’s Operalia. She regularly collaborates with orchestras and ensembles such as Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Il Complesso Barocco, Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini, Le Concert des Nations, Europa Galante, Ensemble 415, Ensemble Matheus, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, The King’s Consort, Modo Antiquo, the Ricercar Consort, the OAE, the Accademia of Santa Cecilia Orchestra and the Venice Baroque Orchestra. Romina Basso’s discography (on several different labels) includes Galuppi’s 'L’Olimpiade' (DVD); sacred music by Jommelli and Galuppi; Scarlatti’s 'Carlo, re d’Alemagna'; Handel’s ‘Carmelite Vespers’, Italian cantatas, 'Tolomeo' and 'Berenice'; Vivaldi’s 'Montezuma', 'Ercole sul Termodonte', and 'Oracolo in Messenia'. For Naïve, she has recorded Vivaldi’s 'Atenaide', 'Armida', 'Orlando furioso' (DVD), 'Orlando' 1714, 'Catone in Utica', and ‘New Discoveries’, the pasticcio 'L’Olimpiade' and Handel’s 'Giulio Cesare'.

Luigi Rossi: Toccata seconda arpeggiata - Lamento della Regina de Svezia

Toccata seconda arpeggiata - Lamento della Regina de Svezia

Giacomo Carissimi: Lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda

Lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda

Barbara Strozzi: Diporti di Euterpe, Op. 7

Diporti di Euterpe, Op. 7: Lagrime mie

Claudio Monteverdi: Capriccio di Durezze - Lamento d'Arianna

Capriccio di Durezze - Lamento d'Arianna

Francesco Provenzale: Squarciato appena havea

Squarciato appena havea

The Guardian

26th June 2014


“Among the greatest of all baroque interpreters, Basso is breathtakingly expressive and persuasive...Exceptional.”

BBC Music Magazine

September 2014


“The declamatory idiom requires an actor as much as a singer, and Romina Basso certainly fits the bill. She weeps, sighs, rages and pleads, wringing high drama from these emotive texts - a veritable Maria Callas of Baroque music.”

Gramophone Magazine

December 2014

“Basso sings with emotional virtuosity in an intensely plangent performance [of the Strozzi].”

MusicWeb International

February 2015

“This repertoire is irresistible”

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