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Home » Italian Composers » Vinci

Leonardo Vinci (c.1690-1730)

Links

Operatic Twins & Musical Rivals: Two Settings of Artaserse (1730) by Robert Torre. Discourses in Music vol. 6 no. 1 (2006).

Recordings

Vinci. Alto Arias. Pan Classics PC 10297 (1 CD, February 2014). Details. Filippo Mineccia, countertenor. Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vinci. Catone in Utica (Rome 1728). DG-Archiv (Forthcoming 2015). Details. Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro. Cesare: Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Catone: Juan Sancho, tenor; Marzia: Valer Barna-Sabadus, countertenor; Fulvio: Martin Mitterrutzner, countertenor; Emilia: David DQ Lee, countertenor; Arbace: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor.
Leonardo Vinci. Artaserse (Rome 1730). Virgin 50999 6028692 5 (3 CDs, September 2012). Diego Fasolis, Concerto Köln. Artaserse: Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Mandane: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Arbace: Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Semira: Valer Barna-Sabadus, countertenor; Megabise: Yurly Mynenko, countertenor; Artabano: Daniel Behle, tenor. The production will go on tour to Nancy, Vienna, Lausanne, Luxembourg, Bilbao, Paris & Cologne in November-December 2012. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Leonardo Vinci. Partenope (Rosmira fedele). (Venice 1725). Dynamic CDS 686 (2 CDs, June 2012; also to be released on DVD, apparently in an historically-inspired staging). Details (pdf) / Italian/English libretto (pdf). Antonio Florio, I Turchini. Partenope: Sonia Prina, contralto; Arsace: Maria Ercolano, soprano; Rosmira: Maria Grazia Schiavo, soprano; Emilio: Eufemia Tufamo, mezzo-soprano; Armindo: Stefano Ferrari, tenor; Ormonte: Charles Dos Santos, baritone; Beltramme: Quiza Borja, baritone; Eurilla: Giuseppe de Vittorio, tenor. Videos include a "making of" documentary for Spanish TV. Both Brian Robins (in Early Music Review) and Maurizio Frigeni compare the Dynamic recording unfavorably with the available 2004 radio broadcast from Beaune, an outstanding performance and recording. Most sources, including Opera Today, incorrectly assert that Roberta Invernizzi sang Arsace at Beaune. As on the recording, Arsace was sung by Maria Ercolano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730). Fileno - Soprano Cantatas. Pan Classics PC 10266 (1 CD, April 2012). Emanuela Galli, soprano; Francesca Cassinari, soprano. Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante. Includes "Fille, tu parti", a cantata by Alessandro Scarlatti formerly attributed to Vinci. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Porpora, Vinci, Leo, Hasse, Pergolesi. Lava - Opera Arias from 18th Century Naples. dhm 88697541212 (1 CD, August 2009). Details / CD booklet (pdf)  / Video of "Manca solletica" from Leo's Demetrio. Claudio Osele, Le Musiche Nove. Simone Kermes, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Reissued on dhm 88697661232 (March, 2010) without the booklet: UK | FR | DE
Leonardo Vinci, Giuseppe Petrini, José de Nebra. Napoli / Madrid: Cantate e Intermezzi. Opus 111 / Naïve OP 30274 (1 CD, April 2007). Antonio Florio, Cappella de'Turchini. Roberta Invernizzi, soprano; Cristina Calzolari, contralto; Giuseppe De Vittorio, tenor; Giuseppe Naviglio, baritone. Erighetta e Don Chilone (Intermezzo 1726), Triste, Ausente, en esta selva (Spanish cantata for soprano), Cuando infeliz destino (Spanish cantata for alto), Adonde fugitivo (Spanish cantata for alto), Sinfonia. José de Nebra: Tempestad grande amigo (Fandango); Giuseppe Petrini: Graziello e Nella (Intermezzo in Neapolitan dialect). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Leonardo Vinci. Li Ziti 'ngalera. Opus 111 OPS 30-212/3 (2 CDs). (Treasures of Naples, vol. 8). Opera buffa. Antonio Florio, Cappella de' Turchini. Roberta Invernizzi, Emanuela Galli, Maria Ercolano, Roberta Andalò, Daniela del Monaco, Giuseppe de Vittorio, Rosario Totaro, Giuseppe Naviglio, Pietro Naviglio, Maria Collina. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Leonardo Vinci & Leonardo Leo. L'Opera Buffa Napoletana. Opus 111 OPS 30184 (1 CD 1997). Tesori di Napoli, Vol. 3. Roberta Invernizzi, soprano. Antonio Florio, Capella della Pietà de'Turchini. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Books

Michael Talbot (ed). Vivaldi, 'Motezuma' and the Opera Seria: Essays on a Newly Discovered Work and Its Background. Brepols 2008. Details. 236 pages. Includes: Kurt Markstrom, "The Vivaldi-Vinci Interconnections, 1724-1726 and beyond: Implications for the late style of Vivaldi". US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Kurt Sven Markstrom. The Operas of Leonardo Vinci, Napolitano. Pendragon Press 2007. Details. Opera Series No. 2. 394 pages. This is an exceptional and fascinating book that combines a biography of Vinci with detailed analysis of his operas and an overview of rapid changes in Italian opera in the 1720s. It is illustrated with contemporaneous caricatures of singers and composers, including a Ghezzi sketch of Vinci (apparently) towering over a diminutive Faustina Bordoni (p. 100). (Vinci had a reputation not unlike Stradella's and like Stradella may have been murdered.) The numerous musical examples include Handel borrowings such as the theme of "O God-like Youth" in Saul (p. 150) and arias in Vinci's Farnace (Rome 1724) influenced by Vivaldi including an aria for saltiero (p. 72), an instrument for which Vivaldi also composed an aria during the same season (Giustino, Rome 1724). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Gaetano Pitarresi (ed.) Leonardo Vinci e il suo tempo. Details. Iiriti Editore (2005). 627 pages. DE
Daniel Heartz. Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780. 1078 pages. Norton, 2003. Review. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Reinhard Strohm. Essays on Handel and Italian Opera. Collection of Strohm's essays, some published in English for the first time. Cambridge University Press, 1985. Contents include: Leonardo Vinci's Didone abbandonata (Rome 1726); Metastasio's Alessandro nell'Indie and its earliest settings; Handel's pasticci. US | UK | FR | CA

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