• GCD923503 Katalognummer
  • 8424562235038 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2015 Utgivelsesår

Staskiewicz, Blandine

Kossenko, Alexis

Handel, Georg Friedrich | Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista | Porpora, Nicola Antonio | Vivaldi, Antonio

Les Ambassadeurs



Tempesta: Opera arias by Handel & Vivaldi

Handel, Georg Friedrich:
Pensieri, voi mi tormentate! (from Agrippina)
Quando mai (from Radamisto)
Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor (from Alessandro)
Ombra mai fu (from Serse)
Agrippina: Overture

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista:
Torbido in volto (from Adriano in Siria)

Porpora, Nicola Antonio:
Spesso di nubi cinto (from Carlo il Calvo)

Vivaldi, Antonio:
Sovente il sole (from Andromeda liberata)
Lo son fra l'onde (from La Candace, RV704)
Griselda: Agitata da due venti
Tra le follie...Siam navi all'onde algenti (from L'Olimpiade)
L'Olimpiade RV725: Overture

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With 'Tempesta', her first recital disc, mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz has chosen to venture into the emotional storms and calms beloved of Baroque composers – notably Vivaldi and Handel – which provided their operatic arias with that intense charge that captivates listeners still. As befits one raised on the tranquil, yet at times tempestuous, Belle-Île-en-Mer, lying off the Brittany coast, Staskiewicz is able to portray a fabulous array of moods to match her vocal beauty.

If the Neapolitans Nicola Porpora and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi are each represented on this disc by a single burst of concentrated dramatic feeling, it is to the fiery and tempestuous music of Vivaldi and the more psychological and interiorised offerings of Handel that Blandine Staskiewicz directs her attention in these arie di tempesta. Staskiewicz’s control of the depths and heights of the soul are matched by the instrumental accompaniment from Les Ambassadeurs and its director Alexis Kossenko.

Blandine Staskiewicz, who has appeared on previous Glossa albums in Lully, Campra and Handel in the company of Hervé Niquet and Fabio Bonizzoni, herself contributes an intriguing note about the genesis of this programme – complete with an alluring cover design – but it is her wonderfully controlled singing (and expertise in Baroque repertoire) which characterises 'Tempesta' so beguilingly.


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