Caccini - L’Euridice
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Cat No: OP30552
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 10th March 2014
Naive are delighted to present a new recording of what is considered as the first opera: 'L'Euridice' by Caccini.
Conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini and featuring an impressive range of singers (Sara Mingardo, Furio Zanasi, Silvia Frigato etc), this very special work was staged and performed at the 2013 edition of the prestigious Innsbruck Festwochen.
In the text Rinaldo Alessandrini wrote for the booklet, he explains what makes the work into a musical milestone: "The marriage of Maria de’ Medici to Henri IV of France, celebrated in Florence on 5 October 1600, provided the opportunity for Jacopo Peri and Giulio Caccini (known as ‘il Romano’) to beget what can be regarded as the first opera of which we still have a trace today: 'L’Euridice', on a text by Ottavio Rinuccini... More than 400 years separate us from Caccini’s 'Euridice', and it is this that constitutes the greatest obstacle to our understanding of this first dramatic event to combine text and music on a stage. Caccini, like Peri, contextualises and makes concrete the necessity of individual and subjective expression, through the human voice. They theorise and demand passion [l’affetto] as the primary condition that legitimises this new style – for it is a question of style even before that of a new kind of composition."
- Silvia Frigato [Euridice, La Tragedia]
- Furio Zanasi [Orfeo]
- Giampaolo Fagotto [Arcetro]
- Luca Dordolo [Tirsi, Aminta]
- Sara Mingardo [Dafne, Proserpina]
- Monica Piccinini [Venere]
- Antonio Abete [Plutone]
- Matteo Bellotto [Radamanto]
- Mauro Borgioni [Caronte]
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