Xavier Sabata, one of the most sought-after countertenors, has been delighting audiences all over Europe for many years. His “rich and glorious tone, seemingly limitless breath control and a formidable dramatic sense” (Early Music News) is just tailor-made for the role of Alessandro (Alexander the Great) thanks to his astonishing virtuosity and skill as a dramatic artist. Arias from operas by Handel, Porpora, Bononcini and others reveal an impressive range of Baroque musical language. The Spanish ensemble Vespres d’Arnadí, conducted by the charismatic Dani Espasa, will be accompanying the singer in this role of general, but also of tender lover.
Händel-Festspiele Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences
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