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Baroque Divas: Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso [2015]

Baroque Divas: Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso [2015]
Classical | DECCA 478 8099 | TT: 75.56 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 358 Mb

The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers; audiences have always been fascinated by both musical prowess and behind the scenes goings-on. The battle for prestige and fame was heated and passionate in the Baroque era, with legendary rivalries. Fiercely competitive, Cuzzoni and Bordoni were among the most acclaimed divas of the age, resorting to fisticuffs on stage. Present-day prima donnas Genaux, Prina, Nesi and Basso now follow in the footsteps of their fervid predecessors, presenting on disc a tongue-in-cheek survey of standout arias for mezzo soprano and contralto. Three star mezzos and a magnificent top contralto are accompanied by the superb Greek orchestra Armonia Atenea under conductor George Petrou, winner of Germany s prestigious ECHO Klassik Prize. A stunning recital, bringing to life the rich heritage of Baroque opera the acme of musical enjoyment with the entertaining element of cultic stardom.
Vivica Genaux, Rene Jacobs, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli [2002]

Vivica Genaux, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Arias for Farinelli [2002]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi HMC 901778 | TT: 77.35 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 342 Mb

Recording an album of arias written expressly for Farinelli, one of the most legendary castratos of the eighteenth century, is brave; his name invokes a world of superhuman vocal feats, remarkable pathos, and a uniquely strong and brilliant tone that, for obvious anatomical reasons, will not be replicated by modern singers. But that clearly does not scare Vivica Genaux who, along with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, dives into Farinelli's repertory as if it were her very own. She reveals a voice capable of dizzying speed and agility, and a refreshing ability to find in the highly ornamented, expression-through-excess style that typified opera seria of the time a sincerity and musical integrity that makes a case for its wider exploration.

Simone Kermes & Vivica Genaux - Rival Queens (2014)  Music

Posted by tomashass at July 29, 2014
Simone Kermes & Vivica Genaux - Rival Queens (2014)

Simone Kermes & Vivica Genaux - Rival Queens (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:20:04 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Music Classical

The Album explores the artistic legacies of the two legendary singers (Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni) and the heights of inspiration to which their rivalry moved the leading composers of their era. A thrilling recording, in which Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux sing arias and duets composed at the height of the rivalry between Eighteenth-Century singers Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni.
A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni (Vivica Genaux, Andres Gabetta) (2012)

A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni (Vivica Genaux, Andrés Gabetta) (2012)
Classical | Eac. Ape, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 312 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog N.: 88691944592 | TT: 67:08

Vivica Genaux’s superb recording of arias by Handel and Hasse composed for Faustina Bordoni shows why that 18th-century singer, who had a notorious catfight with her rival Francesca Cuzzoni in front of the Princess of Wales, was so envied. Handel wrote some glorious arias for her, most notably Lusinghe piu care from Alessandro, beautifully sung by Genaux on the opening track. Johann Adolph Hasse didn’t quite have the magic touch of Handel musically, but he married Bordoni and then proceeded to compose at least 15 operatic roles for her – truly justifying their contemporary reputation as the power couple of 18th-century opera.

Vivica A. Fox - Sexy Photoshoot  Graphics

Posted by nrg at May 28, 2012
Vivica A. Fox - Sexy Photoshoot

Vivica A. Fox - Sexy Photoshoot
13 jpg | up to 3000*2413 | 15.38 Mb
American actress
Antonio Vivaldi - Pyrotechnics - Opera Arias - Vivica Genaux - Europa Galante - Fabio Biondi

Antonio Vivaldi - Pyrotechnics - Opera Arias - Vivica Genaux - Europa Galante - Fabio Biondi
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 356 Mb
Classical | Virgin Classics 50999 69457302
George Frideric Handel - Johann Adolf Hasse - Arias - Vivica Genaux

George Frideric Handel - Johann Adolf Hasse - Arias - Vivica Genaux
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 322Mb
Classical | Virgin Classics 7243-5-45737-2-9

Vivica Genaux - Arias For Farinelli  Music

Posted by frodonsaquet at June 7, 2006
Vivica Genaux - Arias For Farinelli

Various Farinelli's arias sung by Vivica Genaux an Italian soprano with a wonderful voice
MP3 | 128 Kbps | ~73 Mb | by Frodonsaquet | Harmonia Mundi S.A. - Germany | 2002
Vivaldi: L'oracolo In Messenia - Biondi, Genaux, Basso, Gottwald, Hallenberg (2012)

Vivaldi: L'oracolo In Messenia - Biondi, Genaux, Basso, Gottwald, Hallenberg (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 782 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog Number: 02547

Virgin Classics present the world-premiere recording of L’Oracolo in Messenia, an opera prepared by Vivaldi for Vienna and now reconstructed by Fabio Biondi. Biondi leads this triumphant performance, which opened the 2011 Resonanzen festival in the Austrian capital with a high-powered cast including Ann Hallenberg, Vivica Genaux and rising soprano Julia Lezhneva.
Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi - Handel: Silla (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi - Handel: Silla (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 112:27 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

No Handel opera is as enigmatic as 'Silla'. His fourth London opera, it was composed in 1713 to a libretto by Giacomo Rossi, also the librettist of the composer’s first great London triumph, 'Rinaldo' (1711). And that is just about the extent of any certainty on the subject. It might have been premiered in 1713 in London in a private concert at the Queen’s Theatre, but even this remains unconfirmed.