Purcell - Dido and Aeneas | Alpha ALPHA376

Purcell - Dido and Aeneas

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA376

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 18th August 2017

Contents

Artists

Simone Kermes
Deborah York
Dimitris Tiliakos
Margarita Mezentseva
Sofia Fomina
Oleg Ryabets
Yana Mamonova
Elena Kondratova
Valeria Safonova
Alexandre Zverev
New Siberian Singers
MusicAeterna

Conductor

Teodor Currentzis

Works

Purcell, Henry

Dido and Aeneas

Artists

Simone Kermes
Deborah York
Dimitris Tiliakos
Margarita Mezentseva
Sofia Fomina
Oleg Ryabets
Yana Mamonova
Elena Kondratova
Valeria Safonova
Alexandre Zverev
New Siberian Singers
MusicAeterna

Conductor

Teodor Currentzis

About

Alpha is now reissuing three recordings from its back catalogue, the first discs of the conductor Teodor Currentzis. An opportunity to discover or rediscover three very different styles, and three facets of the talent of ‘the enfant terrible of classical music’, as Le Figaro called him, for whom ‘music is intended to transport into the waking world the sentiments we feel when we dream’. With their invitation to travel through different periods and territories, these reissues may be appreciated both separately and as a triptych revealing the artistic approach of Teodor Currentzis and his ensemble MusicAeterna, from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (here served by an exceptional cast of singers) to Shostakovich’s Symphony no.14 (conducted like a dance of death) by way of Mozart’s Requiem, the Salzburg composer’s last work, here given an invigorating reinterpretation.

“Currentzis reminds us that this is, first and foremost, an opera about desire, and offers us something at once sexier and more probingly tragic” - The Guardian (on the original release)

Cast:
- Dido: Simone Kermes
- Belinda: Deborah York
- Aeneas: Dimitris Tiliakos
- Woman: Margarita Mezentseva
- Woman: Sofia Fomina
- Sorceress: Oleg Ryabets
- Witch: Yana Mamonova
- Witch: Elena Kondratova
- Spirit: Valeria Safonova
- Sailor: Alexandre Zverev

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