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Contralto by Nathalie Stutzmann – an homage to the overshadowed female voices of the Baroque

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Nathalie Stutzmann shines a light on the deep-voiced female singers of the Baroque era, often overshadowed by the extravagant talents and reputations of castrato singers like Farinelli and Caffarelli, with her album Contralto. Discover: https://w.lnk.to/nscLY

Her program of Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora, Bononcini, Caldara, and Gasparini displays the variety of operatic roles – both female and male – assumed by contraltos like Vittoria Tesi and Anna Marchesini. Nathalie both sings and conducts Orfeo 55, the instrumental ensemble that she founded in 2009.

"The great opera composers of the early 18th century saw the female contralto as the equal of the male castrato," Nathalie explains. "The two voices were interchangeable ... We should remember that the voice that most closely resembles the sound of a castrato is not the countertenor – which is produced using a falsetto technique – but the contralto, which is a natural voice."


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