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Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto/musical direction), Shai Kribus (oboe), Patrick Langot (cello), Marie-Domitille Murez (harp) & Miguel Rincòn (theorbo)
Her approach is highly expressive, coaxing performances are nothing if not fiery. Stutzmann wrings every ounce of meaning and emotion from the texts, lending them real dramatic power – even outside... — More…
Songs from early baroque Italy
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) & Craig Marchitelli (archlute & theorbo)
This is vocal writing that thrives on extremes: complex, emphatic, dissonant and brilliantly embellished...Invernizzi is a fearless singer. Some notes are stripped violently dry and thin, others... — More…
Works by Carissimi, Frescobaldi, Marcorelli, Palestrina plus Toccatas by Rossi & Kapsberger
Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano)
Concerto Soave, Jean-Marc Aymes
Maria Cristina Kiehr's is one of the most beguiling voices to be heard today. …no artifice (whether compositional, stylistic, or vocal) gets in the way of her instrument. Every note dead centre,... — More…
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), Set Svanholm (Siegfried), Ludwig Suthaus (Tristan), Blanche Thebom (Brangane)
Rolando Villazón (tenor), Natalie Dessay (soprano), Simon Wall (tenor), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor) & Christopher Purves (baritone), Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Véronique Gens (soprano), Christopher Purves (baritone), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor), Patrizia Ciofi (soprano),...
This all-star cast includes the ravishing Natalie Dessay as Monteverdi's forsaken nymph, Véronique Gens, a proud, desolate Ariadne, and Joyce DiDonato, who sings Octavia's farewell with extraordinary... — More…