Carvalho - L’Angelica | Naxos 857355455

Carvalho - L’Angelica

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 857355455

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Joana Seara (soprano)
Sandra Medeiros (soprano)
Lidia Vinyes Curtis (mezzo-soprano)
Maria Luisa Tavares (mezzo-soprano)
Fernando Guimaraes (tenor)
Concerto Campestre

Conductor

Pedro Castro

Works

Carvalho, Joao de Sousa

L'Angelica

Artists

Joana Seara (soprano)
Sandra Medeiros (soprano)
Lidia Vinyes Curtis (mezzo-soprano)
Maria Luisa Tavares (mezzo-soprano)
Fernando Guimaraes (tenor)
Concerto Campestre

Conductor

Pedro Castro

About

João de Sousa Carvalho (1745–1798) was one of the foremost Portuguese composers of his generation. L’Angelica was his first opportunity to write a ‘courtly serenata or drama’, the first of ten such works, after being appointed music master to the Portuguese royal family at the court of Queen Maria I (1734–1816). Setting a libretto by the great Italian poet Metastasio, Carvalho brings out every ounce of dramatic intensity in his richly expressive and captivating score, the story of how the beautiful and intelligent Angelica uses and misuses her seductive charms to fool the noble Orlando into thinking she loves him, only to abandon him and run away with Medoro instead.

Cast:
- Angelica: Joana Seara (soprano)
- Medoro: Lidia Vinyes Curtis (mezzo-soprano)
- Orlando: Fernando Guimarães (tenor)
- Licori: Maria Luísa Tavares (mezzo-soprano)
- Tirsi: Sandra Medeiros (soprano)

Concerto Campestre (on period instruments)
Pedro Castro (conductor)

World premiere recording

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