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Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:50 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Grammy-nominated artist Max Emanuel Cencic presents Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Porpora’s death.
Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou & Armonia Atenea - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou & Armonia Atenea - Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:15:57 | 410 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Classics

Grammy-nominated artist Max Emanuel Cencic presents Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Porpora’s death.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Jan. 17, 2018
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata, Vince Yi (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 63:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 8094 | Recorded: 2013

Decca’s new release brings together five of the world’s most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard, countertenors are now firmly established on the operatic stage and concert platform and their popularity has reached an all-time high. This album features virtuosic highlights from baroque opera and showcases the extraordinary abilities of five astonishing artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata and Vince Yi.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe - Re Di Persia (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe - Re Di Persia (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 166:01 minutes | 3.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The world-premiere recording of Siroe re di Persia by Johann Adolf Hasse, whose music encapsulates the refined aristocratic cultural tastes of the European Ancien Régime. Offering true musical fireworks and delights, Siroe is led by Max Cencic in the title role with the vital orchestra of Armonia Atenea and their high-powered conductor, George Petrou: the same vibrant partnership which saw their first album on Decca, Handel’s Alessandro, win a clutch of top awards. Renowned for his gifts as a melodist, in Siroe Hasse offers a feast of rare vocal delights in the telling of a vivid story of passion, jealousy and intrigue.
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015) [24/48]

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Sonia Prina & Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:32 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers. Audiences have always been fascinated by the musical highlights and the goings-on behind the scenes alike. The battle for prestige and fame was particularly passionate during the Baroque age.
Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:11 minutes | 1.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck’s birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck’s lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he illustrates that these works are primed for revival.
Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:59 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 0289 478 6758 6

Christoph Willibald Gluck has a place in the history books for a few big hits and for the idea of reforming the ornate style of opera seria serious opera in the 18th century, replacing it with a more natural ideal of melody. This reputation has rested on a very few pieces, and both bibliographic control and recorded explorations of Gluck's music are perhaps more sparse than for any other major composer.
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Handel: Alessandro Severo; Manzaro: Don Crepuscolo (2011)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Handel: Alessandro Severo; Manzaro: Don Crepuscolo (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 896 Mb | Total time: 78:38+78:52+29:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 609 1674-2 | Recorded: 2010

These are world premiere recordings and these Handel specialists have once again scored a major coup. Alessandro Severo is based on the life of a Roman emperor of the third century and is in the form of a pasticcio. Manzaro composed the Greek national anthem and the discovery of an opera by him was a major find by the Greek conductor George Petrou. Armonia Atenia perform on period instruments.
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic, Julia Lezhneva, Karina Gauvin - Handel: Alessandro (2012)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic, Julia Lezhneva, Karina Gauvin - Handel: Alessandro (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 967 Mb | Total time: 78:07+66:04+45:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 4699 | Recorded: 2011

Handels ninth major opera for London, Alessandro was written as a showcase for the Rival Queens, the two famous Italian sopranos Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni whose supposed enmity, both personal and professional, not only generated good publicity for Handels latest opera but also added extra dramatic frisson to the two divas jealous clashes on stage.
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe, Re di Persia (2014)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe, Re di Persia (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 894 Mb | Total time: 170:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 6768 | Recorded: 2014

Hasse was a major 18th century composer, up there with Handel. He was married to the even more famous soprano, Faustina Bordoni; they were what is now called a “power couple”. Based in Dresden and bathed in the Italian style of composition, Hasse turned that city into a major venue for opera; the Italians called him “The dear Saxon”. Siroe is a typical opera of the period: with a libretto by Pietro Metastasio (whose words for various operas were set by more than 300 composers; Siroe alone was set by five composers before Hasse got to it), it alternates recitatives (many, many of them), in which things happen and characters confront one-another, with showcase arias that reflect a frozen moment, a specific emotion.