Il Giardino Armonico – Giovanni Antonini conductor – Anna Prohaska soprano
Works by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Works by Georg Friedrich Händel
Works by Henry Purcell
Works by Johann Adolf Hasse
Works by Christoph Graupner
Works by Antonio Sartorio
The Austrian soprano Anna Prohaska is rightly known for her original and intelligently-composed albums. In Serpent & Fire, she will lend her voice to the mythical Dido and the historical Cleopatra, for which Handel and Purcell, along with less well-known baroque masters like Hasse, Graupner, Sartorio and Castrovillari, composed opera music. With her gorgeous voice, she manages to convey these heroines' emotions of vengeance, hatred, sorrow and jealousy like no other.