Bella dama: Baroque Cantatas
Raffaele Pé (countertenor)
Making their Resonus debut with this album of Italian Baroque cantatas are the talented young countertenor Raffaele Pé and dynamic London-based early music ensemble Spiritato!
Entitled Bella dama, this album features Baroque cantatas by Antonio Vivaldi, Nicola Porpora and Alessandro Scarlatti. Focusing on the image of the lady in Italian eighteenth-century music and art, these works include Vivaldi’s Cessate, omai cessate; Scarlatti’s Bella dama di nome Santa and Infirmata vulnerata; and the rarely recorded Salve Regina by Porpora.