Vol. 58 – IL GIUSTINO – 2018
Dramma per musica in tre atti
Libretto di Niccolo BEREGAN
Teatro Capranica, Rome, Carnival 1724
Edizione di Reinhard Strohm
Edizione critica dell’Istituto Italiano A. Vivaldi della Fondazione G. Cini di Venezia e Casa Ricordi, Milano
Variazioni scritte da Ottavio Dantone
Delphine GALOU, contralto / GIUSTINO
Emőke BARATH, soprano / ARIANNA
Silke GÄNG, contralto / ANASTASIO
Veronica CANGEMI, soprano / LEOCASTA
Emiliano GONZALEZ TORO, tenore / VITALIANO
Arianna VENDITTELLI, soprano / AMANZIO
Alessandro GIANGRANDE, alto / ANDRONICO – tenore / POLIDARTE
Rahel MAAS, soprano / FORTUNA
Ottavio DANTONE, conductor
Giustino premiered in Rome in 1724 at the Teatro Capranica. The score is quite colorful and the drama intriguing.
REVIEWS : « With this new recording, the madly epic and romantic opera, Il Giustino, finally receives its place in the spotlight, something that the history of music has denied it up until now.
It needed the talent, charisma and poetic energy of a great conductor to bring back to life this gem, and it is Ottavio Dantone who assumes this mantle.
With an Accademia Bizantina even more virtuosic and passionate than ever, a cast of high-flying soloists (Emoke Baräth, Delphine Galou, Veronica Cangemi, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Silke Gaeng…) and instruments as rare as they are precious (such as the dreamlike psaltery that accompanies the breathtaking air by Anastasio), Maestro Dantone brilliantly reincarnates, through this legendary Giustino, the human passions of yesterday and today. »
DISTINCTIONS : DISC OF THE MONTH December 2018 in Opera Magazine (UK)