Hasse: Siroe, re di Persia
The world-premiere recording of Siroe re di Persia by Johann Adolf Hasse, whose music encapsulates the refined aristocratic cultural tastes of the European Ancien Régime. Offering true musical fireworks and delights, Siroe is led by Max Cencic in the title role with the vital orchestra of Armonia Atenea and their high-powered conductor, George Petrou: The same vibrant partnership which saw their first album on Decca, Handel’s Alessandro, win a clutch of top awards. Cencic is supported by a truly stunning cast, with Decca’s award-winning Julia Lezhneva, countertenor Franco Fagioli, Juan Sancho, Mary-Ellen Nesi, and Lauren Snouffer.
Release date: September 30, 2014