Rokoko: Hasse Opera Arias
Decca 478 6418
Hasse: Il cantico de’ tre fanciulli: Notte amica (9:45)
Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Armonia Atenea / George Petrou
Johann Adolf Hasse (1699–1783), known during his life as “the father of music” (il padre della musica), enjoyed fame throughout Europe in a career spanning six decades. One of the most well-known and prolific composers of opera seria, around 70 of his dramatic works survive today. For this new recording, countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic performs some of Hasse’s finest arias, shining a spotlight on some remarkable music.