Arias for Domenico Annibalifrom the Operas Le fate and Componimento per musica by Giovanni Alberto Ristori (1692-1753), Cleofide and Irene by Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783), Germanico in Germania and Filandro by Nicola Porpora (1686-1768), Andromaca by Francesco Feo (1691-1761), Romolo by Gaetano Latilla (1711-1788), Il Serpente di bronzo by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) and Arminio and Berenice by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).
Catalogue Number: 04R025
Label: Pan Classics
Reference: PC 10341
Description: Annibali was a star castrato who spent much of his 25-year career in Dresden where he was especially associated with Hasse but, as this collection shows, plenty of other well- and less well-known composers as well. In this recording Ferri-Benedetti uses a range of three octaves from baritone to mezzo-soprano, as some castrati often liked to do. Italian-English texts. Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (countertenor), Il Basilico; Eva Saladin.