Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
Nicola Porpora was an Italian composer and singing teacher. He worked for the Prince of Hessen-Darmstadt and the Portuguese ambassador in Naples. Porpora composed serenatas, cantatas, oratorios, sacred operas, over 100 other sacred works, several instrumental works, and vocalization exercises, and 50 operas. Nicola Porpora had a great understanding of the art of singing and his melodic lines are often intricate and embellished.
Simone Kermes (1970-)
Simone Kermes is a German coloratura soprano. She is well known for her singing of the baroque and classical operatic repertoire.
Here is a recording of Simone Kermes singing an aria from Act ll scene 10 of the opera Quinto Fabio by Nicola Porpora with Claudio Osele’s Le Musiche Nove ensemble. Enjoy!