'Catherine King sings these attractive arias with firm, clear tone, elegant phrasing and agile, precise coloratura...Il canto di Orfeo accompany with verve and imagination.' Gramophone
'Performed by the extremely accomplished Catherine King and the period instrument ensemble Il canto di Orfeo, it is a knock-out.' MusicWeb International
Catherine King, together with the Italian musicians of Il Canto di Orfeo, perform Forgotten Arias of a Venetian Master, an absorbing traversal of arias from Galuppi's little-known opere serie and oratorios alongside two string Concerti a quattro.
The operas chosen were written mainly in the first half of Galuppi's career in the golden age of the Italian dramma per musica; his virtuoso arias of powerfully moving melodies require vocal fireworks. In order to bring this forgotten music to a modern audience for the very first time Catherine King sought out original and long overlooked manuscript sources.
This fitting tribute was named a 'Choice' recording by Gramophone upon its release in Galuppi's 300th anniversary year.
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