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Composer: Porpora, Nicola (1686-1768)

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Year of birth1686
Year of death1768
NationalityItaly
PeriodBaroque
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LucerneSilvesterkonzert «Viva la Diva»

© Sandra Ludewig
Handel, Porpora, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Dostal, Massenet, Stolz, Lehár, Strauss I, Holländer, Straus, Bernstein
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Simone Kermes; Willi Zimmermann

ZürichNeujahrskonzert «Viva la Diva»

© Sandra Ludewig
Handel, Porpora, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Dostal, Massenet, Stolz, Lehár, Strauss I, Holländer, Straus, Bernstein
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Simone Kermes; Willi Zimmermann

GstaadTorelli, Leo, Porpora and Hasse

Hasse, Porpora, Leo, Torelli, Vivaldi
Kammerorchester Basel; Sandrine Piau; Anne Katharina Schreiber

ParisSandrine Piau

Torelli, Leo, Porpora, Hasse, Handel
Kammerorchester Basel; Sandrine Piau

ParisContraltos

Vivaldi, Porpora
Orfeo 55; Nathalie Stutzmann
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Vivica Genaux and Sydney's Pinchgut wow Melbourne

Vivica Genaux and Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Vivica Genaux enjoys huge success in a Melbourne concert of Baroque delights, the first venture of Sydney's Pinchgut Opera Company outside its home turf.
****1
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Rivals: Max Emanuel Cenčić in Halle

Max Emanuel Cenčić © Anna Hoffmann
Max Emanuel Cenčić with Armonia Atenea under George Petrou provide an exciting and satisfying concert at the Halle Handel Festival
****1
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Porpora's Mitridate at Schloss Schwetzingen

David DQ Lee (Mitridate) and Yasmin Özkan (Semandra) © Sebastian Bühler
Propora's Mitridate at Schloss Schwetzingen lacks dramatic sense (blame librettist Cibber and director Spirei). But exciting music strongly delivered makes a case for more Porpora in the repertoire.
***11
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Porpora's L'Agrippina offers momentary pleasures

An opera only ever performed once, over 300 years ago. Would this be a marvellous revival, or a reminder of why it has been neglected all this time?
**111
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Hallenberg transports Halle audience to Venice

Ann Hallenberg and Maxim Emelyanychev © Thomas Ziegler
Ann Hallenberg dazzles at the Halle Handel Festival with a programme of newly discovered gems from the Venice Carnival of 1729.
*****
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