Peter van Heyghen, Les Muffatti & Hasnaa Bennani - Handel: Arie per la Cuzzoni (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:15 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today. Among the most famous and also the most notorious stars of European opera houses was the Italian diva Francesca Cuzzoni, whose extravagance must have been as phenomenal as her singing talent.