Farinelli – the star among the castratos of the 18th century – was also a composer? When presenting this album at concerts, people always come up with this question. Of course, singers of the 18th century received a solid education in composition and improvisation. Carlo Broschi, alias Farinelli, was not an exception – quite the contrary: In the Neapolitan school Nicolo Porporas he received an excellent education.Farinellis compositions are interpreted by the brilliant male soprano Jörg Waschinski.
The Berlin-born singer won the international Johann-Heinrich-Schmelzer competition in 1996 and received the special award at the national competition for singing in Berlin. The magazine Opernwelt elected him as best young singer in the season 1999/2000 and in the following year he was elected as best singer. Waschinski is accompanied by "Salzburger Hofmusik“ an ensemble varying from a trio to an orchestra. The ensemble mostly (not always) plays on historical instruments. The exceptional act of interpretation and conception of "Salzburger Hofmusik“ is the reason why they are invited to international festivals at regular intervals (e.g. Brügge, Utrecht, Salzburger Mozartwoche, Istanbul, Barcelona, Moscow).