I GEMELLI, EMILIANO GONZALEZ TORO - Orfeo
Catalogue No.: V7176
Release Date: 9th October 2020
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, at the heart of his ensemble I Gemelli, signs his third recording for naïve with this luxuriant reading refocused around the voice, which exalts both the aesthetics inherited from the Renaissance and the modernity of a virtuoso score. This production, hailed on the stages of Paris and Toulouse at the end of 2019, has the singularity of being conducted "by the voice" by the tenor, who plays the title role while directing singers and instrumentalists. Emiliano Gonzalez Toro displays his care - not only for himself but also for the ten soloists who surround him - with richly ornamented vocal lines that contrast in their dynamics and climates, always keeping the narration and interventions of the characters in tension.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
"The Swiss-born tenor of Chilean descent is an outstanding baroque singer, already heard in several fine Handel recordings. His Orfeo is remarkable for both the fluency of his singing...and his eloquent declaiming of Monteverdi's recitar cantando to Alessandro Striggio's text."
- Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times (October 4, 2020)