Cesti - L’Orontea | Oehms OC965

Cesti - L’Orontea

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Label: Oehms

Cat No: OC965

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 31st March 2017

Contents

Artists

Paula Murrihy
Sebastian Geyer
Juanita Lascarro
Guy de Mey
Xavier Sabata
Simon Bailey
Matthias Rexroth
Louise Alder
Kateryna Kasper
Katharina Magiera
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester

Conductor

Ivor Bolton

Works

Cesti, Antonio

L'Orontea

Artists

Paula Murrihy
Sebastian Geyer
Juanita Lascarro
Guy de Mey
Xavier Sabata
Simon Bailey
Matthias Rexroth
Louise Alder
Kateryna Kasper
Katharina Magiera
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester

Conductor

Ivor Bolton

About

The premiere of L’Orontea took place in 1656 in Innsbruck at the court of Archduke Ferdinand Karl, grandson of Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany, who at that time was the patron of the first attempts of the art form of opera in Florence.

Alongside Francesco Cavalli’s opera La Giasone, L’Orontea went down in history as the most successful opera of the late 17th century.

On the occasion of the premiere in Frankfurt, the following could be read in Deutschlandradio Kultur (Natascha Pflaumbaum):

“It is a scenic production that will remain in one's memory - not because the production in Frankfurt is so shameless and trashy. Instead, it re-minds us of why Antonio Cesti's opera
L'Orontea once belonged to the most beloved of all stage works. And it is well worth taking a look into the orchestra pit at this performance.”

Cast:
- Orontea: Paula Murrihy
- Creonte: Sebastian Geyer
- Tibrino, Amore: Juanita Lascarro
- Aristea: Guy de Mey
- Alidoro: Xavier Sabata
- Gelone: Simon Bailey
- Corindo: Matthias Rexroth
- Silandra: Louise Alder
- Giacinta: Kateryna Kasper
- Filosofia: Katharina Magiera

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