Programme:

Arias for Benucci – Arias by Mozart, Salieri and others

Soloist: Matthew Rose (bass)

Following the success of Arias for Guadagni, this recording on Hyperion Records explores the vocal achievements of Francesco Benucci (ca. 1745-1824), one of the outstanding Italian bass-baritone voices of the 18th century and a distinguished exponent of the buffo aria. Arias for Benucci was also chosen as Hugh Canning’s The Sunday Times album of the week, 20 September. Read more here.

Listen to excerpts of all tracks here

We are indebted to the work of Prof. Dorothea Link in her book Arias for Francesco Benucci, Mozart’s first Figaro and Guglielmo (Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era 72. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2004)