El hilo de Hipsípila

  Flavio Ferri‐Benedetti El hilo de Hipsípila: Metastasio y la Tradición Clásica Levante Editori — Bari — 2015 Ejemplar firmado 🙂 Entrega en mano (Castellón): 25EUR Con envío incluido a España: 30EUR (certificado: 33EUR) Con envío incluido a Europa: 37EUR (certificado: 40EUR) Precio de mercado: 32EUR sin gastos de envío Escribidme a: flavio @ fbenedetti […]

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G. Mancini — Some quotes about singing (1774)

From Pensieri e riflessioni sopra il canto figurato by Giambattista Mancini, Maestro di Canto della Corte Imperiale e Accademico Filarmonico — Vienna, Van Ghelen, 1774 *** With no desire of polemicising, I have recently felt uneasy about the way some teachers use old singing treatises. While I find it absolutely necessary to know and respect them, I […]

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A little story about Annibali...

How castrato Domenico Annibali virtually gave the chance of a tremendous career to gifted and secluded boy‐painter Anton Raphael Mengs… (Self‐portrait of Mengs at the time he met Annibali) From Opere del consigliere Gian Lodovico Bianconi, Bolognese, Ministro della Corte di Sassonia presso la Santa Sede, Vol. II: Lettere al Marchese Filippo Hercolani […] sopra […]

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CD Taufe!

Wir präsentieren LA PAZZA in Basel, live, am Sonntag 2. Nov, 17Uhr, an der HALLE 7 (Dornacherstrasse 192) — Bitte verpass die CD‐Taufe nicht 🙂 Ihr seid alle herzlich willkommen! Markus Jans moderiert.  

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Fundraising for the Annibali Project 2015

Dearest friends! Ensemble Il Basilico (Basel) and I (Flavio Ferri‐Benedetti) have been planning for a long time already the creation of a beautiful, castrato‐themed project to record in 2015 in Basel. Domenico Annibali (1705–1779) was an adorable Italian low mezzosoprano‐castrato, mainly a star in operas of J. A. Hasse in Dresden, who also sang for Porpora in Italy, […]

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Tisbe by Brescianello out after 300 years!

Finally “Tisbe” can be heard again after almost 300 years thanks to the lovely recording by CPO, with Il Gusto Barocco conducted by Jörg Halubek. Here the review that appeared on Spanish web‐zine “El Arte de la Fuga”: http://www.elartedelafuga.com/wp/2014/10/14/la-tisbe-de-brescianello-suena-por-fin-con-300-anos-de-retraso “Dejo para el final al rutilante Ferri‐Benedetti, el cual nos brinda aquí una espléndida muestra de […]

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JAPAN TOUR :)

Here is the flyer! 🙂   “Passo di pena in pena” ~ JAPAN TOUR! 150. anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland Organised by the Ayame Foundation Patronage: Swiss – Japananese Society  Flavio Ferri‐Benedetti and Ensemble Il Profondo Eva Saladin, Sonoko Asabuki : Violin Christoph Rudolph : Viola Amélie Chemin : Violoncello Mirko Arnone : Theorbo Johannes […]

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Entrevista en Radio Clásica :)

Entrevista muy divertida en “Los Clásicos de RNE”, con extractos de “Passo di pena in pena” — aquí tenéis el Podcast 🙂 http://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/audios/los-clasicos/clasicos-flavio-ferri-benedetti-contratenor-sin-complejos-06–02–14/2381895/?media=rne Abrazos, Flavio

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Issipile (Conti‐Metastasio 1732)

Modern Premiere after 1732 in London, 22nd January! http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/la-nuova-musica-33660 *** Using Flavio’s Urtext edition: http://www.grantonante.com/products/11-belcanto-rarities-vol-i.aspx

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