Pergolesi - Adriano in Siria | Decca 4830004

Pergolesi - Adriano in Siria

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4830004

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 4th November 2016

Contents

Artists

Franco Fagioli
Romina Basso
Yuriy Mynenko
Dilyara Idrisova
Juan Sancho
Cigdem Soyarslan
Capella Cracoviensis

Conductor

Jan Tomasz Adamus

Works

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Adriano in Siria

Artists

Franco Fagioli
Romina Basso
Yuriy Mynenko
Dilyara Idrisova
Juan Sancho
Cigdem Soyarslan
Capella Cracoviensis

Conductor

Jan Tomasz Adamus

About

New love, position, power, revenge, disguise, mistaken identity, complications and passionate devotion – the full spectrum of baroque opera seria is here in this brilliant, vivid setting of a powerful and moving story.

Pergolesi was a musical genius cut off in his prime. Famed for his Stabat Mater, even though he died aged just 26 he had already completed four opera seria; Adriano in Siria is the third of these.

Composing for only around a decade before he succumbed to tuberculosis aged 26, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was so well known for his music that “the instant that his death was known, all Italy manifested an eager desire to hear and possess his productions …” (Charles Burney).

With a libretto by Metastasio, Adriano in Siria is a complicated yet understandable and empathetic tale of love, set against a problematic political backdrop.

Adriano in Siria enjoyed a lavish premiere in 1734, starring the great mezzo-soprano castrati, Caffarelli. To play the same role (Farnaspe), Decca’s new recording features the modern-day Caffarelli – Franco Fagioli. Featuring a first-rate cast of Romina Basso, Yuriy Mynenko, Dilyara Idrisova, Juan Sancho and Cigdem Soyarslan; accompanied by the exuberant Polish orchestra Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of Jan Tómasz Adamus.

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