Filippe Mineccia | countertenor

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Filippe Mineccia

Bajazet

Biography

Born in Florence countertenor Filippo Mineccia gained international recognition being considered by many as one of the greatest specialists in the repertoire of the glorious castrato era.

He has collaborated with Accademia Bizantina, Les Talens Lyriques, I Barocchisti, Collegium 1704, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Auser Musici, Cappella Mediterranea, Ensemble Matheus… working with conductors such as Ottavio Dantone, Diego Fasolis, Václav Luks, Christophe Rousset, David Stern, Jordi Savall, Antonio Florio, Thomas Hengelbrock.

He has performed numerous Handel operas: Giulio Cesare (title role and Tolomeo) at Versailles Royal Opera and Agrippina (Ottone) in a Robert Carsen production at Theater an der Wien published on DVD (Naïve). For the Halle Handel Festival, he sang Demetrio (Berenice), Dardano (Amadigi) and the title role in Lucio Cornelio Silla.

Filippo was seen on stage as Ottone (Monteverdi, L’Incornazione di Poppea) conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi both at Liceu Barcelona and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, as Endimione (Cavalli, Calisto) under Christophe Rousset in Strasbourg, and as Tamerlano (Gasparini, Bajazet) at Opera Barga Festival. He also appeared in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana for the Rome Opera.

He has appeared in rare operas, starring as Achille in Francesco Sacrati’s Finta pazza with Leonardo García Alarcón in Geneva, Versailles, and as Anassandro in the first modern performance of Riccardo Broschi’s Merope conducted by Alessandro De Marchi in Innsbruck and Theater an der Wien.

He has issued several solo albums dedicated to unknown composers and has released the CD “Siface, L’amor castrato” (Glossa) and an album dedicated to Giovanni Paisiello (Pan Classics).