Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vittorio Prato to tour Handel's Imeneo in debut with Academy of Early Music in London, Paris and Madrid

Vittorio Prato
Vittorio Prato just teamed up with one of our favorite sopranos, Anna Caterina Antonacci, in performances of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's Il Segreto de Susanna at the Grand Theatre de Luxembourg and the Opéra Comique in Paris. From all accounts it was a critical and artistic success.

When we first started following Prato, he was singing a lot of early music, including the title role in Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Opéra de Lyon, Handel's Giulio Cesare in Genua, Rameau's Les Indes Galantes in Toulouse and numerous performances as Massimo in Handel's Ezio.

Vittorio Prato sings "Va dal furor portata" from Ezio (Begins at 1:20):

We were thrilled to learn that Prato is returning to early music in his debut with the Academy of Early Music under Christopher Hogwood. Prato will be singing the title role in Handel's Imeneo in an all-star cast that includes Lucy Crowe as Clomiri, David Daniels as Tirinto and Stephan Loges as Argenio. The opera will be performed at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris on May 22, at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid on May 26 and at London's Barbican Hall on May 29.

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