Biografie: The Italian countertenor Filippo Mineccia has been acclaimed as one of the best early music singers of his generation. He maintains a profound interest and specializes in the performance of music written for the famous alto castratos of the past.
As a soloist, Mr. Mineccia's recent and future engagements include Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the title role in Handel’s Silla at the Handel Festival in Halle conducted by Enrico Onofri, Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina at the Theater an der Wien, directed by Robert Carsen and Thomas Engelbrock, and Endimione in Cavalli's Calisto at Opera National de Rhin with Christophe Rousset and Mariame Clément. Recent recording projects include The Jommelli Album with Nereydas Ensemble conducted by Javier Ulises Illàn, and J. A. Hasse: Cantatas for Alto and Traversiere with Il Gioco de' Matti ensemble, both on sell soon for the Label Panclassic Records .
Mr. Mineccia has performed with numerous early music ensembles including Il Complesso Barocco, La Capella della Pietà de’ Turchini, Capella Krakoviensis, the Kammerorchester Basel, Accademia Bizantina, Divino Sospiro, I Barocchisti, Collegium 1704, and Auser Musici, working with many influential conductors including, Alan Curtis, Ottavio Dantone, Diego Fasolis, Antonio Florio, Michael Hofstetter, Carlo Ipata, Ruben Jais, Vàclav Luks, and Enrico Onofri.
Handel’s operatic masterpieces have provided Mr. Mineccia with a great variety of roles. He performed both Cesare and Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare with Accademia Bizantina and Complesso Barocco conducted by Ottavio Dantone, and he also recorded Tolomeo for Maestro Alan Curtis on the Naïve label. Further Händel roles include Alessandro in Tolomeo, Re d’Egitto, Unulfo in Rodelinda with Capella Cracoviensis, directed by J.T. Adamus, and Dardano in Amadigi with the Kammerochester Basel for performances in Basel, Versailles and Halle. Other operatic roles include Telamone in Ercole sul Termodonte by Antonio Vivaldi (recorded on DVD by Dynamic), Nerone in Ottavia Restituita al Trono by Domenico Scarlatti, and Mopsa in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.
In concert, Mr. Mineccia has impressed audiences singing not only the standard, but also lesser-known early music repertoire, including the Stabat Mater by Francesco Provenzale with La Capella de Turchini at the Misteria Paschalia Festival in Krakow (2009), the role of San Pietro in the Passione by A. Caldara during La Chaise Dieu Festival in France (2008), Bach's Matthauspassion and the Johannespassion with La Verdi Barocca (2014-2015) conducted by Ruben Jais, as well as Handel's Belshazzar, performed during the 2016 Misteria Paschalia Festival, directed by Ottavio Dantone.
A prolific recording artist, Mr. Mineccia has collaborated in numerous projects with the Glossa label including the role of Tamerlano in Bajazet by Francesco Gasparini with Auser Musici, conducted by Carlo Ipata, and the oratorios L’adorazione dei Magi, Il Tesoro di San Gennaro, and La Santissima Trinità by Gaetano Veneziano, all recorded with the ensemble I Turchini di Antonio Florio. His solo recital album “London” was dedicated to Attilio Ariosti, and was recorded with Ensemble Odyssée.
Mr. Mineccia began singing as a child in the prestigious music school of Fiesole, Italy, as a member of its polyphonic choir. He first pursued formalmusical studies playing the violoncello, earning a degree from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, where he then studied vocal music and singing with Gianni Fabbrini and Donatella Debolini, earning his master's degree.
Last update: 2016-08-27 10:43:01 +02:00