yuriy mynenko

A dazzling Artaserse


Leonardo Vinci

L’Opéra Royal de Versailles Weds 19th 03/14

Max Emanuel Cencic, Mandane
Franco Fagioli, Arbace
Vince Yi, Artaserse
Juan Sancho, Artabano
Valer Sabadus, Semira
Yuriy Mynenko, Megabise

Silviu Purcarete, director
Rares Zaharia, reprise director

Concerto Köln
Diego Fasolis, conductor

There can now be no doubt that we are in the middle of something of a counter-tenor renaissance. I would wager that not since the heyday of the castrati have so many men sung so high so often and to such acclaim. And yes, that includes the entire output of the BeeGees to date. At the Royal Opera, Versailles were gathered six outstanding singers, there to perform Leonardo Vinci’s semi-forgotten Artaserse (1730). (more…)