2008 Press

Feb 1, 2013 by

Bad Säckingen, Germany (Handel Recital — 4. May 2008)

Südkurier (English translation):

«The Italian countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti enchanted the audience with his voice. [...] The young countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, a young Italian with a high voice who was able to capture the audience from the very first note. [...] The young singer filled the aria of Ottone from “Agrippina” with a lot of musical and dramatic passion. Also in the portrayal of the other characters, one could well imagine him on an operatic stage. Benedetti has a big emotion and his voice predestinates him directly to those Handel operas, for it has a nice timbre, pure as bells, secure in the coloratura and in the high notes. [...] In the Amadigi aria, [...] the voice of Benedetti rose in beautifully shining high notes. [...] When the last aria finished and the countertenor had shined once again with virtuosistic vocal technique and the most beautiful art of ornamentation, the church exploded in a big applause.»

Badische Zeitung (English translation):

«The voice of the countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti rose in shining high notes. [...] The star and the favourite of the audience was clearly the Italian singer Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, who with his incredibly subtle and immaculately emitted voice, very high and secure in the coloratura, and with his instinct for the musical drama [...] converted the church almost into an operatic stage. The countertenor sang the arias from “Imeneo” and “Agrippina” enchantigly beautifully with his vocal timbre, full of expression in the portrayal of the operatic characters and their pain, their desires of love, their hopes... [...] It was sensitive baroque singing as well as charged with affetti, and it was really worth all the bravi! the way Benedetti faced the high notes and the coloratura with effortless lightness and elaborate ornamentations. His voice rose pure and angelic in the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne....»

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Arcifanfano Re dei Matti — Galuppi

GOTHA (GERMANY) — 14.-24. August 2008

Flavio as Madama Garbata in Galuppi's Arcifanfano - 2008

Flavio as Madama Garbata in Galuppi’s Arcifanfano

 

OPERA GAZET (Belgium) 30. August 2008:

«In the role of Garbata, the Italian countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
gave a dazzling performance. This singer is definitely destined to go far
in the Baroque genre»

Märkische Allgemeine (English translation):

21. August

«Soprano Iris Eggler and Countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti are to highlight.»

Thüringer Allgemeiner (English translation):

18. August «So sang Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, who drew the funny Madama Garbata
with his agile countertenor voice as a femme fatale of dubious femininity»

20. August «Countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, a pure vocal-wonder à la Farinelli
and unusually capable of modulation for a countertenor, is at ease both in the warm
Baritonregister and in the highest of the alto. As regards the interpretation, he is
always present physically and in his gestures.»

Thüringer Landeszeitung (English translation):

16. August «Countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti has evidently a lot of fun
while singing and acting, in the role of the happy and light-hearted Madama
Garbata [...] Garbata, the incredibly funny countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti »