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Label: Warner Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Bruno de Sá, Il pomo d'oro & Francesco Corti

Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725), Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713), Giuseppe Arena (1713–1784), Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686–1768), Gioacchino Cocchi (1712–1796), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699–1783)

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  • Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725):
  • 1Griselda, Act 1: "Dì che sogno, o che deliro" (Griselda)01:27
  • 2Griselda, Act 2: "Mi rivedi, o selva ombrosa" (Griselda)05:24
  • Leonardo Vinci (1690 - 1730):
  • 3Il farnace, Act 2: "Lascerò d'esser spietata" (Berenice)05:29
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):
  • 4Giustino, RV 717, Act 2: "Per noi soave e bella" (Arianna)04:55
  • 5Giustino, RV 717, Act 3: "Senza l'amato ben" (Leocasta)06:09
  • Rinaldo di Capua (1705 - 1780):
  • 6Vologeso, re de' parti, Act 2: "Nell'orror di notte oscura" (Berenice)07:22
  • Giuseppe Arena (1713 - 1784):
  • 7Achille in Sciro, Act 1: "Del sen gl'ardori nessun mi vanti" (Deidamia)04:21
  • Baldassare Galuppi (1706 - 1785):
  • 8Evergete, Act 1: "Qual pellegrino errante" (Candace)08:31
  • Gioacchino Cocchi (1712 - 1796):
  • 9Adelaide, Act 2: "Timida pastorella" (Adelaide)08:32
  • 10Adelaide, Act 1: "Nobil onda" (Adelaide)07:44
  • Nicola Conforto )1718 - 1793):
  • 11Livia Claudia vestale, Act 2: "Padre, germano" - "Vadasi pure a morte" (Livia Claudia)05:42
  • Francisco Javier García Fajer (1730 - 1809):
  • 12Pompeo magno in Armenia, Act 3: "Grato oblio, soave pace" (Giulia)02:49
  • Niccolò Piccinni (1728 - 1800):
  • 13La buona figliuola, Act 1: "Furie di donna irata" (La Marchesa Lucinda)05:13
  • Total Runtime01:13:38

Info for Roma Travestita

Bruno de Sá’s Erato debut, Roma travestita, could hardly be more striking. The young Brazilian singer – a rare example of a male soprano – explores a period when women were banned from the public stages of Rome and men assumed female operatic roles. Moreover, eight of the 13 arias on the album are receiving their world premiere recording. Opera magazine has described Bruno de Sá as “astounding … with a high register of soprano purity. A true male soprano able to command thrillingly ringing tones …” In partnership with Il Pomo d’Oro and conductor Francesco Corti he performs arias from the 18th century: by Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Vinci, Galuppi and Piccinni, and by the rarely heard Capua, Arena, Cocchi, Conforto and Garcìa Fajer. On stage, Bruno de Sá has already sung such roles as Sesto in both Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and the Little Mermaid in a new Hans Christian Andersen opera by Jherek Bischoff. “My goal is to sing what my voice allows me to sing,” he says. “It doesn’t matter which boxes it ticks or which gender it is.”

Bruno de Sá, soprano
Il pomo d'oro
Francesco Corti, conductor

Bruno de Sá
is one of the leading new artists of our time. His powerful yet gentle voice, as well as his musicality, have been praised by press and public alike.

Bruno de Sá began his career in his native Brazil, where he has performed works by Weill, Scott Joplin, Bach, Mozart, Adams, Wagner und Bernstein. He made his German debut in 2016 with the Lübeck Choral Academy in Handel’s Messiah and Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle. During the 2016/17 season he appeared in roles such as Gherardino (Gianni Schicchi), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and the First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) at the Teatro São Pedro in Porto Alegre and was critically acclaimed as Aci in Giovanni Bononcini’s Polifemo under Dorothee Oberlinger in Potsdam and Bayreuth.

During the 2019/20 season Bruno de Sá joined the Opera Studio at the Basel Theatre where he sang the Little Mermaid in the world premiere of Jherek Bischoff’s Andersens Erzählungen under Thomas Wise and Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro). He also appeared at the Halle Opera as Sesto in Giulio Cesare, as well as Isacio (Hasse’s Irene) with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and Aapo Häkkinen at the Theater an der Wien and the Musiikkitalo in Helsinki.

During the 2020/21 season he made his debut at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival as Berardo (Porpora’s Carlo il Calvo), which was also presented in concert at the Theater an der Wien and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Other recent and future performances include Sehnsucht at the Dortmund Opera and Abelle (Cain, overo Il primo omicidio) under Philippe Jaroussky in Montpellier, as well as at the Salzburg Festival, and Nerone (Agrippina) in Drottningholm.

Bruno de Sá is an exclusive artist with Warner Classics. He was first prizewinner at the 14th Maria Callas Competition in São Paulo and the 19th Concorso Spiros Argiris in Sarzana, as well as being awarded silver at the Second Manhattan International Music Competition. He recently won the 2020 Oper! Award for best young artist.

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