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FANFAIRE celebrates VIVICA GENAUX
BLAZING FIREPOWER + VOCAL VELVET + LUSCIOUS TIMBRE = SUPERMEZZO

ARIAS FOR FARINELLI

BE DAZZLED!

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VIVICA dazzles
as she sings

Arias for Farinelli

Harmonia Mundi USA's Release of the Month
(Street Date: September 10, 2002)

45th AnnualGRAMMY Award nominee for Best Vocal Performance!!!

Among Top 10 Vocal Releases
- NY Times Arts & Leisure ( December 29, 2002)

EDITOR'S CHOICE!
Opera News & BBC Magazine (July 2002)

CD of the Week!
London SUNDAY TIMES (May 26, 2002)

A FanFaire 2002 CD GIVEAWAY

A CD that will not leave any doubt in your mind that the leading Rossini singer of her generation is also its foremost Baroque interpreter.

Mezzo-soprano VIVICA GENAUX sings arias composed for Carlo Broschi – better known as FARINELLI, the most famous castrato of all time, under the direction of RENÉ JACOBS – the leading countertenor of his day and today’s foremost Early Music specialist.

Farinelli (1705-82), unrivalled for his vocal agility and the range and beauty of his singing, knocked the socks off royalty (and everyone who heard him!). We can only imagine the sound of his "lost voice" – understandably, there is no extant recording.

In this, her debut CD on the harmonia mundi label, Vivica travels the peaks and valleys of Farinelli’s arias with remarkable facility and her trademark richness of voice, setting off vocal fireworks that will surely knock your socks off!

Listen to some clips. The ornamentations for this and every aria on the CD were composed for Vivica by Maestro René Jacobs. The recording was made in January 2002 following a successful European tour with Berlin’s Akademie für Alte Musik. (Audio streaming with permission of harmonia mundi.) This outstanding CD is beautifully packaged in a book form that contains excellent documentation about the music, the artists, and Farinelli and the age of castratos.
 

“Qual guerriero in campo armato”
(Track 3, from the opera Idaspe by Riccardo Broschi)
“Dall’amor più sventurato”
(Track 1, from the opera Orfeo by Nicola Antonio Porpora)
“Mancare Dio mi sento”
(Track 4, from the opera Adriano in Siria by Geminiano Giacomelli)
“Per questo dolce amplesso”
(Track 10, from the opera Artaserse by Johann Adolf Hasse)

Read an interview with Vivica Genaux by Jean-Marc Berns
(Reprinted with permission of harmonia mundi)

Read excerpts from reviews of the CD

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