Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias

Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias

by Patricia PetibonPatricia Petibon




Patricia Petibon stands out as the rare artist who combines a uniquely beguiling and agile voice with the dramatic instincts of a true actress. Rosso, her second recital album for Deutsche Grammophon, is a dramatic tour of late 17th and early 18th century Italian vocal music.

Whether testing the limits of virtuoso technique or singing long melodies in one endless breath, these arias expose the very nature and limits of a singer's voice. Petibon has easily mastered the technique required and has freed herself to focus on the dramatic elements of each aria. With selections by Handel, Scarlatti, Porpora, Stradella, Sartorio, Vivaldi, and Marcello, Ms. Petibon covers a number of individual styles within this period of music.

While focused on conveying the text as well as the emotional content for each aria, Ms. Petibon displays her rare gift of being able to act through the voice. Throughout the fourteen selections on this recital, Ms. Petibon summons to vivid life a wealth of characters tangled up in the power plays of gods, kings, witches and devils.

Ms. Petibon is joined by the vibrant Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Andrea Marcon. A regular presence on the Deutsche Grammophon label, the Venice Baroque Orchestra has garnered universal praise for their fearless style and thrilling performances. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947787631
catalogNumber: 001451602


  1. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera: Quando voglio
  2. Lucio Papirio, opera: Morte amara

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