A Scarlatti - Griselda | Harmonia Mundi HMM93180507

A Scarlatti - Griselda

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM93180507

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 19th July 2019

Contents

Artists

Dorothea Roschmann
Lawrence Zazzo
Veronica Cangemi
Bernarda Fink
Silvia Tro Santafe
Kobie van Rensburg
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin

Conductor

Rene Jacobs

Works

Scarlatti, Alessandro

Griselda

Artists

Dorothea Roschmann
Lawrence Zazzo
Veronica Cangemi
Bernarda Fink
Silvia Tro Santafe
Kobie van Rensburg
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin

Conductor

Rene Jacobs

About

Scarlatti’s Griselda, premiered in Rome in 1721, received a single performance at the Teatro Capranica and was never taken into the repertoire elsewhere, both for financial reasons and because of the changing tastes of the time.

The tragic story of King Gualtiero – who makes his wife Griselda, a commoner, undergo cruel trials in order to demonstrate her steadfastness and thus prove to his people that her nobility of virtue far surpasses the nobility of birth they demand – was provided with a classical happy ending by the librettist Apostolo Zeno.

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