NICOLA PORPORA (1686-1768): Arias from the Operas Ezio, Semiramide riconosciuta, Didone abbandonata, Ericlea, Meride e Seliunte, Il ritiro, Polifemo, Carlo il Calvo, the Oratorio Il verbo in carne, and the Cantata Vulcano.
Catalogue Number: 11Q021
Reference: V 5369
Description: Porpora's reputation as the finest singing teacher (Senesino and Farinelli were just two of his pupils) who was also a composer is the basis for this 80-minute selection of some of his finest arias for castrato voice from, mostly, stage works which you're never likely to hear complete. Italian-English texts. Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Academia Montis Regalis; Alessandro De Marchi.