Music in the Air

By Richard Mineards   |   May 23, 2023
Male soprano Samuel Marino hits the heights (Courtesy photo)

It was definitely an evening of extremely high note when Venezuelan male soprano Samuel Marino sang in his U.S. premiere with Camerata Pacifica at the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall before winging to the U.K. to appear at the famous Glyndebourne opera festival.

Marino, 20, studied voice and ballet in Caracas and at the Paris Conservatory for Voice in France, with songs by Handel, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, and Mozart in his extensive history.

He showed his strengths in the Baroque repertoire magnificently in Bach’s Cantata, “Non sa che sia dolore” with 11 instrumentalists, including Paolo Bordignon on harpsichord.

The entertaining concert, the final performance of the chamber orchestra’s 33rd season, also featured works by Adams and Pergolesi. 

A delightful tour de force.


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