Baroque Italian composer Attilio Malachia Ariosti was born in Bologna on 5 November 1666.
After beginning his adult life as a monk, he changed vocation, becoming a composer in the court of the Duke of Mantua and Montferrat.
He wrote over thirty operas and oratorios, plus many cantatas and instrumental works.
Ariosti died in 1729.
CD Spotlight. An Operatic Oratorio - Attilio Ariosti's 'La Profezia d'Eliseo', recommended by Giuseppe Pennisi. 'The rendering is very good: ensemble and singers are Baroque specialists.'
CD Spotlight. Operatic Riches - Arias by Handel, Bononcini and Ariosti, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'Lawrence Zazzo has a bright and clear timbre ...'