Riccardo Angelo Strano: Recital

Sunday 10 June 2018 - 3pm
Approximate duration: 
1h15 without intermission


For two centuries, Naples was home to a wealth of opera and sacred music composition, notably thanks to the conservatories that took in orphans and gave them a high level music education. Composers and interpreters soon gained high reputations and many castrati started their successful international career in Naples.


The young counter-tenor from Sicily Riccardo Angelo Strano, honorary prize of the 2015 Francesco-Maria Ruspoli competition, is at home in Neapolitan music. His virtuoso voice, which can also become playful if needed, magnificently fuses popular song and opera, as is typical in the Neapolitan style. The programme of his recital will draw attention to the surprising Neapolitan cantatas of Nicola Fago (1677-1745) and include baroque masterpieces that have delighted audiences for three centuries…



Riccardo Angelo Strano

Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) 
Dolcissimo sospiro
Vedrò ‘l mio sol

Benedetto Ferrari (1603-1681)
Voglio di vita uscir

Agostino Steffani (1654-1728)
Cedo vinto

Nicola Fago (1677-1745)
Come viver poss'io

Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
Giusto Amor

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Piango, gemo

Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759)
Tale stupor - Cor’ingrato arias extracts from de Rinaldo

Nicola Fago (1677-1745)
Lusinga di chi pena
Quall'or non veggio


Useful information

A first category ticket is offer to Doge category ticket holders booked for Orfeo ed Eurifdice (10 June). 

Picto abonnement

Castrati subscription



Riccardo Angelo Strano Counter-tenor 

Ensemble Cantar Lontano

Marco Mencoboni Conductor