Stradella - La Doriclea | Arcana A454

Stradella - La Doriclea

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Label: Arcana

Cat No: A454

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 16th November 2018

Contents

Artists

Emoke Barath
Giuseppina Bridelli
Xavier Sabata
Luca Cervoni
Gabriella Martellacci
Riccardo Novaro
Il Pomo d’Oro

Conductor

Andrea De Carlo

Works

Stradella, Alessandro

La Doriclea, dramma per musica

Artists

Emoke Barath
Giuseppina Bridelli
Xavier Sabata
Luca Cervoni
Gabriella Martellacci
Riccardo Novaro
Il Pomo d’Oro

Conductor

Andrea De Carlo

About

Alessandro Stradella’s place in the annals of the history of music is not only due to the adventurous circumstances that marked his brief existence, but also to the reputation as a opera composer he has acquired since the 18th century. Inaccessible for many decades to specialists and scholars, La Doriclea is definitely the least known of all Stradella’s operas. However, it constitutes a particularly significant chapter in his overall output: composed in Rome during the early 1670s, to our knowledge La Doriclea represents the first opera entirely composed by Stradella. From the dramatic point of view, La Doriclea belongs to the comedy of intrigue genre typical of the 17th-century Spanish theatre tradition. Refined and amusing, it alternates touching lamentos with irresistibly comic scenes, in which the character of Giraldo, a veritable precursor of the basso buffo, allows us to glimpse Rossinian atmospheres.

Emőke Baráth (Doriclea) and Xavier Sabata (Fidalbo) alongside Giuseppina Bridelli (Lucinda) and Luca Cervoni (Celindo) and the comic couple of Delfina (Gabriella Martellacci) and Giraldo (Riccardo Novaro) bring a complex and fascinating role-playing game to life.

This world premiere recording of La Doriclea is a major achievement for The Stradella Project, which here reaches its fifth volume.

‘Through his festival and recording project, Andrea De Carlo is raising the profile of this pioneering Italian composer’ – David Vickers, Gramophone

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