ANDRÉ CAMPRA (1660-1744): Italian arias from L'Europe galante, Vénus fête galante, Le Carnaval de Venise, Aréthuse, Les Fragments de Mr de Lully, La Sérénade vénitienne, Les Muses, Les Fêtes venitiennes, Le triomphe de la Folie and Les amours de Vénus et de Mars.

Catalogue Number: 11N021

Label: Glossa

Reference: GCD 921512

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: One of the most notable innovations of the post-Lully period on French opera stages was the introduction into French-language works of Italian arias. Campra probably did more to poplarize this than any other composer and Bonizzoni here innovates a little himself by going back to the 18th century and creating a pastiche one-act opera using arias from ten of Campra's operas, writing his own recitatives to connect the action and using three sonata movements by Clérambault as instrumental interludes. Italian-English texts. Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Cyril Auvity (countertenor), Salvo Vitale (bass), La Risonanza; Fabio Bonizzoni (harpsichord).

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