Nicola Porpora - Opera AriasDecca Classics
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Following a recent Grammy nomination and the release of Porpora's Germanico in Germanica with Julia Lezhneva, countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic presents Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Baroque composer's death. Featuring seven world premiere recordings, this album will be released on March 2, the day before the anniversary on March 3.
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