The Handel Prize of the City of Halle 2023 will go to the Italian mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus. With this award, the Board of Trustees of the Handel House Foundation honours the boundless enthusiasm with which she has interpreted Handel’s music for years, as well as her passionate commitment, which leads to the performance of even lesser-known works.
Saturday, May 29, 2021 – 9:00pm
Italian mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus has established herself as one of opera’s greatest interpreters of the Italian repertoire, from Monteverdi’s earliest works to the operas of Rossini and Donizetti. In recent years, Bonitatibus has emerged not simply as a singer but a vital musicologist, who has helped rediscover previously forgotten composers and their music, both through her championing them as a performer and through her music publishing company, Consonarte. In a wide-ranging interview with Stepan Atamian, Bonitatibus discusses her latest album of Beethoven’s rarely heard Italian songs, along with her professional singing career and her commitment to reexamining Italian vocal music.
“Canti italiani” per Voce sola e Pianoforte, offers a selection of Beethoven Italian compositions dedicated to Solo Voice & Piano.
Anna Bonitatibus and Adele D’Aronzo deliver a fresh interpretation of these rare gems and based on a new reading of original sources provided by Consonarte Editions.
Release Date: 12.03.2021