|Nicola Antonio Porpora
Son frà l'onde in mezzo al mare (Gli orti Esperidi Act I) for soprano, strings & continuo
Editor: James Sanderson
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|Venere's aria from the end of act I uses all the illusions of the crashing waves upon the shore, convincing her lover, Adone, to remain with her. Written for the great Marianna Bulgarelli (La Romanina: 1684 - 1734) it is a wonderfully 'splashy' coloratura aria.