Vol. 17 – Orlando Furioso – 2004

Operas

Vol. 17 – Orlando Furioso – 2004

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orlando furioso, RV 728
dramma per musica in tre atti libretto di graio braccioli

Marie-nicole LEMIEUX, contralto / ORLANDO
Jennifer LARMORE, mezzo-soprano / ALCINA
Veronica CANGEMI, soprano / ANGELICA
Philippe JAROUSSKU,  contro-tenore / RUGGIERO
Lorenzo REGAZZO, baritono-basso / ASTOLFO
Ann HALLENBERG, mezzo-soprano / BRADAMANTE
Blandine STASKIEWICZ,  mezzo-soprano / MEDORO

Chœur « les éléments »
Joël SUHUBIETTE, maestro del coro

Ensemble Matheus
Jean-christophe SPIONOSI, conductor

First performed at the Teatro Sant’Angelo in Venice in 1727, this  is one of the only of Vivaldi’s operas to have been performed or known before the 21st century, having been notably performed and recorded by Marilyn Horne.  It contains  a magnificent mad scene and has enjoyed several modern revivals.

DISTINCTIONS : BBC Music Magazine, March 2005, Opera Choice, Gramophone Magazine, April 2005, Editor’s Choice

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