Baroque Gender Stories

Vivica Genaux
Lawrence Zazzo
Lautten Compagney Berlin
Wolfgang Katschner

…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

BBC Philharmonic
Lawrence Zazzo
Timothy Redmond

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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Xerxes

"Xerxes" at the Oper Frankfurt 2017

Will be released at 14 September 2018

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Handel's Messiah

Live recording of Handel's Messiah at Herkulessaal in Munich 2014
Julia Doyle, Lawrence Zazzo, Steve Davislim, Neal Davis, Peter Dijkstra

Voix Des Arts CD Review

A Magical, Magnificent “Messiah”

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A Royal Trio

Lawrence’s first solo orchestral CD, A Royal Trio, just released by Harmonia Mundi USA.

“Zazzo in glorious voice throughout****” The Guardian

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Mozart's Mitridate

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

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Handel’s Alessandro

On Pan Classics, a live CD recording Handel’s Alessandro at the Haendel Festspiele, Karlsruhe

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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.

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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)

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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.

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“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.

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Handel's Athalia

on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, with the Kammerorchester Basel, Paul Goodwin cond.

"colore bellissimo..il controllo del fiato é perfetto" L'opera

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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

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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

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BYRDLAND

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

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Handel's Fernando Ré di Castiglia

Il Complesso Barocco
Alan Curtis, dir.
Virgin Classics

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Handel's Messiah

Freiburger Barockorchester
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
René Jacobs, dir.
Harmonia Mundi

"As a latter-day Guadagni, the brilliant countertenor Lawrence Zazzo almost steals the show" Daily Telegraph

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Handesl's Saul

Rias-Kammerchor
Concerto Koln
Rene Jacobs dir.

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Handel's Partenope

Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn, dir.
Chandos Records

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Handel's Serse

William Christie, dir.
Virgin Classics

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Scarlatti's Griselda

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
René Jacobs, dir.
Harmonia Mundi

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Handel's Rinaldo

Freiburger Barockorchester
René Jacobs, dir.
Nicolao Figuereido , Piers Maxim, cembali
Harmonia Mundi

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Handel's Deborah

Junge Kantorei, Frankfurt
Joachim Martini, dir.
Naxos

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