London born soprano Nancy Storace was a good friend with both W. A. Mozart and J. Haydn. During her stay in Vienna she performed in about 20 operas, including the world premiere of Mozart‘s Le nozze di Figaro (with Benucci in the title role), among other things. The role was particularly written for her. But also Salieri, Paisiello and Martín y Soler wrote works, which were literally made for her. On the basis of some of these arias, Marie-Sophie Pollack and the Accademia di Monaco draw a portrait of the singer, which gives information on the operatic and vocal aesthetics of the late 18th century.

Arien für Nancy Storace (1765-1817)
1. ANTONIO SALIERI Rezitativ und Rondò der Gräfin
„OR EI CON ERNESTINA – AH SIA GIÀ“ aus der Oper La scuola de’ gelosi (Wien 4/1783)
7:37
2. GIUSEPPE SARTI Rezitativ und Arie der Dorina
„AHIMÈ – NON POTRO“ aus der Oper Fra i due litiganti Fra i due litiganti (Wien 5/1783) *
6:33
3. GIOVANNI PAISIELLO Arie der Lisetta
„INFEDEL!“ aus der Oper Il re Teodoro in Venezia (Wien · Vienna 8/1784)
3:59
4. ANTONIO SALIERI Arie der Ofelia
„D’UN DOLCE AMOR“ aus der Oper La grotta di Trofonio (Wien 10/1785)
4:13
5. VICENTE MARTÍN Y SOLER Arie der Angelica
„SON ANCORA TENERELLA“ aus der Oper Il burbero di buon cuore (Wien 1/1786)
3:16
6. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Rezitativ und Arie der Susanna
„GIUNSE ALFIN – DEH VIENI“ aus der Oper Le nozze di Figaro (Wien 5/1786)
4:25
7. VICENTE MARTÍN Y SOLER Cavatina der Lilla
„DOLCE MI PARVE UN DI“ aus der Oper Una cosa rara (Wien 11/1786)
2:39
8. STEPHEN STORACE Rezitativ und Rondò der Sofronia
„CHE DELIRIO – AH COME“ aus der Oper Gli equivoci (Wien 12/1786) *
5:06
9. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Konzertarie mit obligatem Hammerflügel KV 505
„CH’IO MI SCORDI DI TE?“ (Wien 2/1787)
9:45
10. ANTONIO SALIERI
Ofelia’s Aria „LARALA“ aus der Oper La grotta di Trofonio als Duett
1:50
Total time: 48:48

* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

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