Or sì m’avveggio, oh Amore – Cantatas for soprano
Nicola Porpora
Hyperion CDA67621

Elena Cecchi Fedi: Soprano, Carlo Ipata: Flauto and Direttore, Luca Ronconi, Heilke Wulff: Violino, Maurizio Borzone: Viola, Alessandro Palmeri: Violoncello, Riccardo Coelati: Contrabbasso, Francesco Romano: Tiorba, Daniele Boccaccio: Clavicembalo 


Soprano Elena Cecchi Fedi's singing is both beautiful and vocally deft, and the playing of the Italian group Auser Musici is emotionally responsive and dramatically alert to match. The opening cantata, Or si m'aveggio, oh Amore, with its rocketing cello obligato, is particularly fine
The Irish Times
This outstanding disc not only displays unequivocal proof of Porpora's exceptional skill … but also provides some of the most genuinely enjoyable and captivating performances of eighteenth-century vocal music I have heard on disc for a very long time … These are brilliantly written recitatives, clearly, but with Fedi's clarity of diction and conviction of delivery, they are transformed into something truly exceptional. Yet to single out the recitatives, when the instrumental colouring of the arias and sinfonias is so magical, is to do a major disservice both to Porpora and to Auser Musici … Here is music-making of such infectious happiness that this disc is destined to be a constant companion for the foreseeable future
International Record Review
Italiano: As for Fedi, aren’t we  Today to have a whole stable of singers like her, technically assured, virtuoso and musically inventive as required by this music ? She is one for the most fluid and interesting interpreters of eighteenth-century song I have encountered in years, ...
International Record Review