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DISC: 1

1. Lully: Persée, LWV 60, Act 5
2. "Cessons de Redouter la Fortune Cruelle" (Persée)
3. Handel: Tamerlano, HWV 18, Act 3: "E Il Soffrirete, D'onestade, Oh Numi?" - "Empio, Per Farti Guerra" (Bajazet)
4. Vivaldi: Artabano, Re De' Parti, RV 701, Act 3: "Cada Pur Sul Capo Audace" (Artabano)
5. Vinci, Leonardo: Catone in Utica, Act 1: "Si Sgomenti Alle Sue Pene" (Catone)
6. Porpora: Germanico in Germania, Act 1: "Nocchier, Che Mai Non Vide L'orror Della Tempesta" (Segeste)
7. Domenico Sarro: Achille in Sciro, Act 1: "Fra L'ombre Un Lampo Solo" (Ulisse)
8. Galuppi: Alessandro Nell'indie, Act 1: "Vil Trofeo Dun Alma Imbelle" (Alessandro)
9. Latilla: Siroe, Re Di Persia, Act 1: "Se Il Mio Paterno Amore" (Cosroe)
10. Hasse, J a: Arminio, Act 1: "Solcar Pensa Un Mar Sicuro" (Segeste)
11. Rameau: Naïs, Act 3: "Cessez de Ravager la Terre" (Neptune)
12. Antonio Maria Mazzoni: Antigono, Act 1: "Tu M'involasti Un Regno" (Antigono)
13. Gluck: Orphée Et Eurydice WQ. 41, Act 4: "J'ai Perdu Mon Euridyce" (Orphée)
14. Mozart: Mitridate, RE Di Ponto, K. 87, Act 1: "Se Di Lauri" (Mitridate)
15. Piccinni: Roland, Act 1: "En Butte Aux Fureurs de L'orage" (Médor)

More Info:

Michael Spyres's new album, recorded with the fabulous Il Pomo d'Oro under Francesco Corti, features works by Handel, Hasse, Mazzoni, Pergolesi, Porpora, Sarro, Scarlatti, Vinci, Vivaldi, and more - spanning even to Mozart. He states, "In truth, this album's concept was born out of my research to find the absolute extremes of the human voice whether it be yodeling, tuvian throat singing, overtone singing, or the many categories of the classical voice. There has never been an album dedicated to this era of vocal history which is by all accounts uncategorizable by the fach system not to mention virtually unsingable to most singers in the present day".