A voice from another world
Venezuelan born male soprano Samuel Mariño (*1993) presents his debut album with baroque arias by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Georg Friedrich Händel.
Gluck and Händel met each other and played music together in London in 1746. For this CD, the original program of that concert was expanded with arias tailor-made for male soprano.
“This CD is unique in every respect. It includes first recordings of works that are sensationally beautiful and that have never been heard before. And then there is a voice, a male soprano, singing for the first time in 250 years things that no man before him was able to sing. I think that this voice is suitable and has the ability to make us hear and feel the beauty of this sound and the very special art of the 18th century.” – Michael Hofstetter
“Gluck and Händel, these are my two masters. They are so important composers to me, and they have made a concert together in London. I’d say it is a wonderful idea to remake this program.” – Samuel Mariño
Samuel Mariño has already appeared as soloist on European stages. In 2017/18, he won the interpretation award at the International Singing Competition in the Opera de Marseille and the audience price at the competition “Neue Stimmen” in Gütersloh. In 2018, he held his opera debut at the Handel Festival in Halle in the opera Berenice, singing the role of Alessandro where he had an incredible success being several times named for the position of “Best revelation artist” by the Magazine Opernwelt. He will also appear in this year’s Händel Festspiele 2020 as Teseo in the opera of the same name.