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Luca Casagrande & Loretta Liberato – “MADRIGALE RUSTICO o MADRIGALE RUSTICO A DUE VOCI DI GIO.BATTA MABNITI IN CULICOTIDONIA” (1745) – Giovanni Battista Martini (1706 – 1784) by Luca

Giovanni Battista Martini (1706 – 1784) – “MADRIGALE RUSTICO o MADRIGALE RUSTICO A DUE VOCI DI GIO.BATTA MABNITI IN CULICOTIDONIA” (1745) – From the manuscript “Dodici Duetti Buffi” (1745-46) – Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale di Bologna (Italy). Centaurus Music Int. LIVE Recording “Giovanni Battista Martini – Duetti Buffi e Duetti da camera – WORLD PREMIERE […]

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“LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR” EXALTING ROMANTICISM – By Catherine Duault by Luca

Probably one of the most famous operas by Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor is an « extraordinary triumph » since its creation at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli in 1835, thanks to an exalted composition and to a simple and effective libretto, but also thanks to its (many) successives singers. Lucia di Lammermoor experienced a […]

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CALLAS IS MEDEA – By Dan Davis by Luca

Callas is Medea. Of course, she was Tosca and a host of other operatic characters as well, thanks to her uncanny ability to adapt her voice and style to the requirements of a role, but Medea is high among her most complete characterizations. It also was a role she sang often–too often for the health […]

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE VOCAL ENSEMBLES FROM THE OPERA “I PURITANI” BY VINCENZO BELLINI – by Cristina Simionescu by Luca

Abstract: I Puritani is the masterpiece that crowned the creation of the Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini, being remarked and appreciated for the richness of his melodicity and profound symbols filled with the inspiration and creativity of a creator. This was the last of the ten works composed by Bellini, whose disappearance was premature, at only […]

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VINCENZO BELLINI (1801 – 1835) AND “IL PIRATA” – By Bruce Lundgren by Luca

Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini was one of the most important composers of Italian opera in his time. He was born in 1801 in Catania, Sicily, to a family already steeped in music; his father and grandfather were both career musicians. He began composing before receiving any formal music education. Bellini developed a reputation for […]

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ANNA BOLENA (G. DONIZETTI) – By Larry W. Fralick, Jr. by Luca

Historical Background “One of the most profoundly moving operatic experiences of my life, Anna Bolena suddenly showed me that Donizetti was a musicodramatic creator of far greater power and importance than any of my earlier contacts with others of his operas had led me to believe”, writes Weinstock in his preface to his Donizetti monograph […]

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Maria Carla Curìa – “Il Nerone” – Cantata per Soprano e Basso Continuo – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) – WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING by Luca

“Il Nerone” – Cantata per Soprano e Basso Continuo – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) – WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING. Centaurus Music Int. Studio Recording “Alessandro Scarlatti – Poi che riseppe Orfeo – Cantate – WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING” – ℗ 2018 First Edition ℗ 2001. Maria Carla Curìa Soprano Scarlatti Camera Ensemble Luca Casagrande Artistic Director […]

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Maria Carla Curìa – “Chanson de Zora” (“La petite bohémienne”) – Péchés de vieillesse Album II n.° 5 – Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868) by Luca

“Chanson de Zora” (“La petite bohémienne”) – Péchés de vieillesse Album II n.° 5 – Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868). Luca Casagrande-Centaurus Music Studio Recording “À Grenade – La nuit règne – Melodie da camera” – ℗ 2018 Maria Carla Curìa Soprano M.° Maurizio Agostini Piano Maria Carla Curìa & Maurizio Agostini Artistic Directors Luca […]

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