Each edition, a well-known personality of the Early Music movement is invited to be the ambassador of this special day. We are happy to have the countenor Carlo Vistoli as our 2022 EDM ambassador!
CARLO VISTOLI: COUNTERTENOR
Carlo Vistoli is one of the most promising singers of his generation, thanks to his remarkable voice and warm personality that have already made him a favourite of baroque ensembles, directors and the audiences.
Born in 1987 in Lugo, he began his vocal training in 2007. After participating in many international voice competitions, he was chosen in 2015 for Le Jardin des Voix – Les Arts Florissants’s baroque Academy for young singers. He soon started a busy career, balancing regular roles in opera productions with performances with Les Arts Florissants, Cappella Mediterranea, the English Baroque Soloists, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Les Ambassadeurs, Les Accents, Cappella Gabetta, Concerto Italiano, Les Musiciens du Louvre and Il Pomo d’Oro.
He is praised for his vocal technique that mixes the Italian ideal of Bel Canto with the striking agility of the baroque counter tenor.
“Why and how does Early Music still speak to us today, from hundreds of years away? I always felt that one of its most fascinating peculiarities is to allow the interpreter to express themselves in many ways, and to give, even within the boundaries of the practicing “rules”, the possibility to personalize the performance even more than later repertoires. The more we discover, the more we realize there are buried treasures that just wait to reveal themselves. As a baroque singer, I always try to keep that sparkle alive and “speak” directly to my audience, performing live and in recordings. For me, fantasy and inspiration go along with accuracy and historically informed practice.
To have been designated as Ambassador of Early Music Day is not only a great honor for me but also an encouragement to go even further on this road, connecting people, especially younger generations, through the passion for Early Music, and making them discover an entire world that opens mind and heart to new and unexplored emotions, or better “affetti”, as we say with an old but timeless expression. To have the feeling that a piece composed three hundred years ago could have been written nowadays, because it still has something important to say to us: that’s the magic of Music!”