Riccardo Angelo Strano: Recital
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