Vivaldi - Il Farnace (CD) | Dynamic CDS767012

Vivaldi - Il Farnace (CD)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: CDS767012

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 29th June 2015

Contents

Artists

Mary-Ellen Nesi
Delphine Galou
Sonia Prina
Loriana Castellano
Emanuele D’Aguanno
Roberta Mameli
Magnus Staveland
Giulia Nuti (harpsichord)
Simone Vallerotonda (theorbo, baroque guitar)
Michele Tazzari
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Conductor

Federico Maria Sardelli

Works

Vivaldi, Antonio

Farnace, RV711

Artists

Mary-Ellen Nesi
Delphine Galou
Sonia Prina
Loriana Castellano
Emanuele D’Aguanno
Roberta Mameli
Magnus Staveland
Giulia Nuti (harpsichord)
Simone Vallerotonda (theorbo, baroque guitar)
Michele Tazzari
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Conductor

Federico Maria Sardelli

About

Il Farnace is the most re-written and re-proposed of Vivaldi’s operas - it’s like a beloved child who worries his father, and to whom the parent always wants to give the best. Versions of Farnace, two in 1727 and one each in 1730, 1731 and 1732, had been conceived and adapted to the different circumstances for Venice, Prague, Pavia and Mantua, always with a cast to Vivaldi’s satisfaction and with the composer in control of the production.

The greatest appreciation of Vivaldi’s operatic music was expressed in a letter by a spectator of the 1727 Carnival season, the abbot Antonio Conti. He wrote to Madame de Caylus that of all the operas of the Venice season he liked best Farnace because its music was very varied, “between the sublime and the tender”, and because Vivaldi’s pupil worked wonders.

In 1738, for the Ferrara Carnival season, Vivaldi wrote a new score of the opera. This is the last Farnace, in two acts, as the third was lost.

The conductor, Federico Maria Sardelli, is one of the world’s leading experts for Vivaldi’s music. This is the 1738 version of Farnace, sung by Italian Baroque specialists.

Cast:
- Farnace: Mary-Ellen Nesi
- Berenice: Delphine Galou
- Tamiri: Sonia Prina
- Selinda: Loriana Castellano
- Pompeo: Emanuele D’Aguanno
- Gilade: Roberta Mameli
- Aquilio: Magnus Staveland

Director: Marco Gandini
Set: Italo Grassi
Costume design: Italo Grassi and Simona Morresi

Recorded at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy: May 2013

Duration: 151 mins

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