Vivaldi Heroes - Jean-Christophe Spinosi (violin); Matheus Ensemble; Philippe Jaroussky (counter tenor); Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor)
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  1. Orlando finto pazzo, opera in 3 acts, RV 727: Se in ogni guardo
  2. Giustino, opera in 3 acts, RV 717: Vedrò con mio diletto
  3. Ottone in Villa, opera in 3 acts, RV 729: Frema pur, si lagni Roma
  4. L'Olimpiade, opera in 3 acts, RV 725: Mentre dormi amor fomenti
  5. Tito Manlio (I), opera in 3 acts, RV 738: Recitativo. Vanne perdida va
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  1. Orlando finto pazzo, opera in 3 acts, RV 727: Se in ogni guardo
  2. Giustino, opera in 3 acts, RV 717: Vedrò con mio diletto
  3. Ottone in Villa, opera in 3 acts, RV 729: Frema pur, si lagni Roma
  4. L'Olimpiade, opera in 3 acts, RV 725: Mentre dormi amor fomenti
  5. Tito Manlio (I), opera in 3 acts, RV 738: Recitativo. Vanne perdida va
  6. Tito Manlio (I), opera in 3 acts, RV 738: Aria. Fra le procelle
  7. Andromeda Liberata, serenata (opera; attributed): Sovente il sole
  8. L'Olimpiade, opera in 3 acts, RV 725: Sperai vicino il lido
  9. Giustino, opera in 3 acts, RV 717: Recitativo. Deh perché
  10. Giustino, opera in 3 acts, RV 717: Aria. Bel riposo de'mortali
  11. La virtù trionfante, dell'amore, e dell'odio, overo Il Tigrane, opera in 3 acts (act 2 by Vivaldi), RV 740: Farà la mia spada
  12. Tieteberga, opera in 3 acts, RV 737: Sento in seno ch'in pioggia di lagrime
  13. Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728: Cara sposa
  14. Farnace, opera in 3 acts, RV 711: Perdona, o figlio amato
  15. Orlando finto pazzo, opera in 3 acts, RV 727: Alla rosa ruggiadosa
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Philippe Jaroussky's countertenor is not a large instrument, but what an instrument! He sings with flawless intonation; a tone that is sweet, pure, even, and focused over the full extent of his wide range; and a breathtaking command of coloratura technique. The impression that his voice is perhaps more elfin than heroic seems of minor consequence in light of its beauty, and the expressive intelligence and musicality he brings to these characters from Vivaldi operas. In spite of the bravado of the album's title, Vivaldi ...

Vivaldi Heroes 2007, Virgin Classics

UPC: 094636341422

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