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I Viaggi di Faustina
 
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I Viaggi di Faustina

2 April 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 April 2013
  • Label: Glossa
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Glossa
  • Total Length: 1:06:29
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  • ASIN: B00BY8K8PE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 320,260 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Wake on 29 April 2013
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The great flautist J. J. Quantz, who heard Faustina in Handel's "Admeto", wrote this of her singing:

"She pronounced words rapidly and distinctly, and she had a flexible throat for runs, with a beautiful trill that she could set going instantly, whenever she liked. The runs might be smooth, or leaping, or consist of repetitions of the same note; all was as easy to her as to any instrument."

She sang baroque coloratura like a well-oiled machine in other words, and she sounds a pretty hard act to follow; but there seems to be a fashion for having a try - this is the second "Faustina" album to be published this year. The other disc ("A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni" DHM 88691 944592 sung by Vivica Genaux) contains opera arias by Handel and Faustina's husband, Johann Adolf Hasse (who was quite as famous as Handel in his day). The present offering is of lesser music that Neapolitan composers wrote for Faustina before and after her famous trip to London. Some of them (Vinci and Porpora) were well-known at the time, but others (Sarro and Mancini) are obscure by any reckoning, but their music is uniformly charming and tuneful. The whole project springs from the present-day early music foundation in Naples.

The music is charming, but the singing less so. Roberta Invernizzi's voice is showing a great deal of wear these days, so much so that she has adopted Simone Kermes's technique of singing mostly in a sort of mezza-voce. This makes articulating all those runs and trills much easier (though she still scoops and yelps up to higher notes). She gets away with this in front of a microphone, but it would not work in an opera house, however small.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shishak on 22 July 2013
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A magnificent album, with rarely recorded music (even never recorded one) for the great soprano Bordoni. The neapolitan style is gorgeus specially the arias of Porpora and Vinci. The Sarro concerto is only gentle. The orchestra could have been more dramatic, but the singing of Roberta Invernizzi is plenty of grace and of flawless virtuosity. The whole thig is largely better than the recent Bordoni Album by Genaux, whose singing is certainly good, but whose choose of arias is not very intersting and with a poor orchestra who plays all in the same tempo. This one is highly recommended !
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Good interpretation and a wonderful voice!!
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