Opera News review about Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Judith Malafronte review of the CD Stabat Mater – sacred music of the italian Eighteenth century.

contralto Sara Mingardo“Contralto Sara Mingardo is an arresting and stylish singer who combines technical security with a seemingly effortless delivery; her artistry and vocal allure never fail to please. Vivaldi’s multi-movement Nisi Dominus, for solo alto with strings in a variety of demanding musical styles, is a perfect vehicle to showcase Mingardo’s tasteful and committed singing. Written for the Ospedale della Pietà—the orphanage, convent and music conservatory where Vivaldi ...