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Outhere Music recently announced its new releases for the first semester of 2014 and Fernando features on two of these recordings: Reinhard Keiser's "Brockes-Passion", in which he joins Les Muffatti (Peter van Heyghen) and Vox Luminis (alongside fellow soloists Peter Kooi, Zsuzsi Tóth, Jan van Elsacker et al.), under the label Ramée; and Giovanni Zamponi's highly awaited opera "Ulisse all'Isola di Circè", alongside Clematis, Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo García Alarcón (also featuring the likes of Céline Scheen, Furio Zanasi and Dominique Visse), under the label Ricercar. Click here for the full catalogue and scroll below for a preview of what you can expect from these exciting new releases!
Fernando is now in beautiful Ghent, for the second stop in the mini-tour with the belgian baroque orchestra B'Rock, featuring exclusively music by Henry Purcell. Fellow soloists Céline Scheen, Terry Wey and Benoît Arnould will join B'Rock, the Choeur de Chambre de Namur and Leonardo García Alarcón, aiming to repeat the success of the program's première at Brussels on December 16th.
Concerts on thursday at De Bijloke (Ghent) and on friday at De Singel (Antwerp). Full program and info here.
These two videos serve as a souvenir of a wonderful week in Spain with Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, the Ensemble Jacques-Moderne and Handel's Messiah (alongside fellow soloists Sonia de Munck, Carlos Mena and José Antonio López). Three amazing concerts at the Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid) and the Forum Evolución (Burgos), in which we were joined by hundreds of enthusiastic amateur choral singers in selected numbers. What a thrill, to hear such an "Hallelujah"!
The recent recording of Michelangelo Falvetti's Nabucco, in which Fernando sing the title role, was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards! This happens only days after ResMusica distinguished the same recording with its Clef d'Or and the Pizzicato magazine awarded it its "Supersonic" label. Let's hope for even further success to this beautiful work!
(click here to order Nabucco online)
Cavalli's Elena - one of the jewels of this year's Festival d'Aix - finally premiered at the beautiful Opéra Royal de Versailles, to the unanimous applause of both audience and critic. Here's the article on Forum Opera by Laurent Bury and the one at Classique News by Monique Parmentier, chronicling a very exciting evening at Versailles.
(a full video of the opera can watched here)
Portuguese tenor, with an emphasis on the baroque and classical repertoire.