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XIV Festival Pergolesi Spontini “Olimpie and Olimpia” (5 to 20 December 2014)

Corriere Adriatico, December 14, 2014
The vocal competition of singers castrated worth a Festival
Fabio Brisighelli

Equipped space in the Theatre Valeria Moriconi in Jesi, occupied every seat, we saw the other night, during the Festival Pergolesi Spontini in progress, in a thrilling spectacle, absolute class, whose title sounded like this: ” voice race. DaFarinelli to Velvets: the vocal art of the castrati “. (…) At that unique vocal style to this day try to make up the so-called “countertenor”, sopranos and altos “artificial.” The other night, in fact, in the context of the charming scenic design of Valentina Martini, with transparent curtain in the background, translucent patches of light blue soft focus fondu, Paul Lopez soprano and alto Antonello Dorigo, dressed in frock coat typical of the era and makeup on your face that can reproduce the charm “androgynous” derived from the abstractness (then) sex / role relationship, have grappled with fascinating clarity of timbre and truly remarkable stylistic relevance in some of the most famous arias “bravura” drawn from the works of Handel and Porpora, Giacomelli and Vivaldi; with the beautiful instrumental competition of the Academy of The Italian Virtuosi Baroque arches, for their part, are capable of mating sound switched on a shelf of calibrated alternation of planes and strong. We witnessed not long ago in an artistic sophistication of this performance.

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