The international soprano Ellen Hargis and the oranges and pastries in Palermo
by Danielle Cotton
The International soprano Ellen Hargis tells us about and her Sicilian experience.
HOST: Danielle Cotton
About Ellen Hargis
Soprano Ellen Hargis is one of America’s premier early music singers, specializing in repertoire ranging from ballads to opera and oratorio. She has worked with many of the foremost period music conductors of the world. Her discography embraces repertoire from medieval to contemporary music. She has recently recorded the leading role of Aeglé in Lully’s Thésée for CPO, nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 2008, as well as Conradi’s opera Ariadne, also nominated for a Grammy Award. She is featured on a dozen Harmonia Mundi recordings including a critically acclaimed solo recital disc of music by Jacopo Peri, and in Arvo Pärt’s Berlin Mass with Theatre of Voices, and two recital discs with Paul O’Dette on Noyse Productions.
Ellen Hargis teaches voice at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and is Artist-in-Residence with the Newberry Consort at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.
Music feautured on this episode: Al fonte al prato (Giulio Caccini) – Lungi dal vostro lume (Jacopo Peri)