Baroque Gender Stories
Lautten Compagney Berlin
…Genaux is always a generous performer, with an endearing stage personality and always striking visually…
... Zazzo was equally infectious, looking a little like Handel himself, in a red velvet jacket and cool red shoes. His voice features an unforced golden tone as well as effortless coloratura…
The Orchestral Music of Jonathan Dove
To mark the 60th birthday of British composer Jonathan Dove, Orchid Classics presents an album devoted to his extraordinary orchestral music, performed by the BBC Philharmonic. Under the direction of Timothy Redmond, the BBC Philharmonic performs works which span nearly two decades, from The Ringing Isle of 1997, to Gaia Theory, premiered at the BBC Proms in 2014.
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Lawrence will also sing Farnace on the first complete recording of Mozart’s Mitridate with Ian Page and Classical Opera, to be released on Signum Classics in October 2014
Mozart In-Between - David Greilsammer
Delighted to have been asked to be a part of talented young conductor and pianist David Greilsammer's new recording for Sony with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, "Mozart in Between", featuring some rarely heard early Mozart.
Handel's Jiulio Cesare
On Virgin Classics, a DVD of Laurent Pelly’s production of Giulio Cesare at the Opera de Paris, 2010
"Lawrence Zazzo's outstandingly imperious title-hero is the best sung and acted countertenor performance of the part I've encountered." (Gramophone, December 2012)
Mozart's Apollo et Hyacinthus
Lawrence sings sing Apollo on a new recording of Mozart’s first opera, Apollo et Hyacinthus, just released on Linn Records, in conjunction with a Gala performance at Cadogan Hall, London.
“Lunarcy” on EPR Classic
According to René Jacobs, Lawrence Zazzo is the most versatile operatic countertenor of his generation. On his first Evil Penguin recording, however, he explores the intimacy of the lute song in a remarkable programme focusing on madness and midnight. Teaming up with lute virtuoso Shizuku Noiri, Zazzo samples some of the genre highlights by Dowland and Purcell but also concentrates on contemporary repertoire for countertenor. The result is a fascinating exploration of the dark and the light of the moon and the mind.
Handel - Duetti amorosi
Nuria Rial, Lawrence Zazzo, Kammerorchester Basel, Cummings [Enhanced]
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Orchestra: Basel Chamber Orchestra
"This recording of amorous duets is as delicate and intoxicating as orange blossom. Nuria Rial's tender soprano blends beautifully with Lawrence Zazzo's bright, heroic counter tenor in duets from 'Poro, Serse, Admeto, Arminio, Teseo' and 'Muzio Scevola'" The London Independent
Handel's Riccardo Primo
Basel Chamber Orchestra (Artist), Lawrence Zazzo (Alto), George Frideric Handel (Composer), Paul Goodwin (Conductor), Nuria Rial (Soprano)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Paul Goodwin
"Zazzo singt eher mit einer leicht gedeckten
Grundtönung, stellenweise der Oboe abgelauscht, ohne deshalb an Feuer und
Temperament zu sparen" Opernwelt
The music of William Byrd, John Dowland, and Henry Purcell with the Paragon Saxophone Quartet
“A genuinely illuminating meeting of jazz and Renaissance traditions” Daily Telegraph
"An object lessons in how to 'make it new' " International Record Review
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
René Jacobs, dir.
"As a latter-day Guadagni, the brilliant countertenor Lawrence Zazzo almost steals the show" Daily Telegraph