Album release: Catone in Utica
“Vinci is the Lully of Italy: true, simple, natural, expressive”- for generations Leonardo Vinci was just another obscure Baroque composer, but in 2012, Parnassus Arts’ amazingly successful performances of his Artaserse lifted the veil from this forgotten genius of Italian opera, and from the mysterious all-male world of the 18th-century Roman stage.
Il Catone in Utica offers another gourmet vocal menu, and a powerful plot exploring eternal themes of love, duty and honour.
This new production, in which Parnassus will for the second time collaborate with Il Pomo d‘oro under the baton of Riccardo Minasi, will have an all-star cast, headed by stratospheric countertenors Franco Fagioli, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Sabadus and Vince Yi alongside tenors Juan Sancho in the title-role and Martin Mitterrutzner. This unique production will go on tour in 2015 and will be released on CD by Decca.
Catone in Utica is a coproduction of Parnassus Arts Productions and Château de Versailles Spectacles.
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