Hasse - Artaserse | Dynamic CDS7715

Hasse - Artaserse

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: CDS7715

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 26th February 2016

Contents

Artists

Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
Maria Grazia Schiavo
Sonia Prina
Franco Fagioli
Rosa Bove
Antonio Giovannini
Ensemble Barocco of the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

Conductor

Corrado Rovaris

Works

Hasse, Johann Adolph

Artaserse

Artists

Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
Maria Grazia Schiavo
Sonia Prina
Franco Fagioli
Rosa Bove
Antonio Giovannini
Ensemble Barocco of the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

Conductor

Corrado Rovaris

About

A classic work of its genre and historical period, Artaserse was premièred in Venice in 1730 by the most famous singers of the day: Farinelli in the role of Arbace, Cuzzoni as Mandane and the castrato Nicolino as Artabano. Following its initial success, Hasse produced two different versions of the work, the first in 1740 and the second in 1760. This world première recording is based on the original Venice version. The exceptional cast features countertenor Franco Fagioli in the role originally taken by Farinelli, his stunning technique making light of the 3-octave range with uniform timbre, remarkable power and striking resonance. Equally memorable is the aria “Pallido sole” sung by Sonia Prina. This world première recording is now available on CD and DVD.

Recorded at the Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, Italy, July 2012

Cast:

- Artaserse: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
- Mandane: Maria Grazia Schiavo
- Artabano: Sonia Prina
- Arbace: Franco Fagioli
- Semira: Rosa Bove
- Megabise: Antonio Giovannini

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