Patricia Petibon, admired for her command of Baroque style, records her first album of Italian Baroque arias partnered by Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra
Saluted by the International Record Review for her “rare ability to inject into her performance vocal characterizations which . . . nullify the need to see these operatic characters in the flesh,” Rosso frames Petibon’s gift of transformation by purely vocal means
Petibon’s keen interpretive intelligence and gleaming tone summon into vivid life a wealth of characters tangled up in the power plays of gods, kings, witches, and devils
Rosso mixes beloved Handel airs like “Lascia ch’io pianga” with newly discovered arias by his contemporaries and predecessors. Sartorio’s “Quando voglio” and Porpora’s floating “Morte amara” are potential hits
Her Deutsche Grammophon debut, Amoureuses, won 2009’s BBC Music Magazine Award for “Best Opera Album”
Giulio Cesare In Egitto - Quando Voglio
San Giovanni Battista - Queste Lagrime E Sospiri
Alcina / Act 1 - Tornami A Vagheggiar
Rinaldo / Act 2 - "Lascia Ch'io Pianga"
Ariodante HWV 33 / Act 1 - "Volate, Amori"
Giulio Cesare / Act 3 - "Piangerò La Sorte Mia"
La Griselda / Act 3 / Scene 3 - Se Il Mio Dolor T'offende
Alcina / Act 2 - Ah, Mio Cor
Ariodante HWV 33 / Act 1 - Neghittosi, Or Voi Che Fate
“Her voice is absolutely extraordinary. The higher her register, the stronger her tone, pouring out in a molten flow of shining beauty...And it’s not just Petibon’s voice. It’s also the dramatic impulse running alongside, pulsing and throbbing in step with every expression of sorrow or revenge in the texts.”
“This enterprisingly planned recital confirms Patricia Petibon as a singing actress with few peers in Baroque opera...it is hard to resist the mesmeric intensity of Petibon's singing...[Marcon's] expert period band matches Petibon all the way in acuity and dramatic flair.”
7th May 2010
“plenty of character and vivacity”
New York Times
26th November 2010
“Ms. Petibon sings with spontaneous abandon, impressive coloratura and distinctive ornamentation. The Venice Baroque Orchestra, led by Andrea Marcon, adds to the tempest with vibrant playing.”
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