Carnevale 1729

Carnevale 1729

Carnevale 1729

Works by Giacomelli, Orlandini, Albinoni, Porpora, Leo and Vinci

Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano); Il Pomo d’Oro/Stefano Montanari
Pentatone PTC5186678 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Reviewed September 2017

A programme loosely based on the 18th-century Venetian carnival offers Ann Hallenberg a colourful window to dazzle us with her astounding virtuosity. Here is a glorious voice which never falters and whose intuitive ornamentation is a constant delight. Il Pomo d’Oro under Stefano Montanari’s direction provides vital support.

Audio clip: 'Non sempre invendicata' from Orlandini's Adelaide