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S Landi - La morte d’Orfeo (DVD) | Naxos - DVD 2110661

S Landi - La morte d’Orfeo (DVD)

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Label: Naxos - DVD

Cat No: 2110661

Barcode: 0747313566150

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 12th June 2020

Contents

Artists

Cecilia Molinari (mezzo-soprano)
Gaia Petrone (mezzo-soprano)
Rosina Fabius (mezzo-soprano)
Magdalena Pluta (mezzo-soprano)
Kacper Szelazek (countertenor)
Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor)
Emiliano Gonzales Toro (tenor)
Renato Dolcini (baritone)
Alexander Miminoshvili (bass-baritone)
Salvo Vitale (bass)
Les Talens Lyriques

Conductor

Christophe Rousset

Works

Landi, Stefano

La morte d'Orfeo

Artists

Cecilia Molinari (mezzo-soprano)
Gaia Petrone (mezzo-soprano)
Rosina Fabius (mezzo-soprano)
Magdalena Pluta (mezzo-soprano)
Kacper Szelazek (countertenor)
Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor)
Emiliano Gonzales Toro (tenor)
Renato Dolcini (baritone)
Alexander Miminoshvili (bass-baritone)
Salvo Vitale (bass)
Les Talens Lyriques

Conductor

Christophe Rousset

About

Stefano Landi (1587-1639) was an influential early opera composer, and La morte d’Orfeo is regarded as a milestone in the development of the genre. The narrative starts where Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo ends, taking us through the remaining adventures of Orpheus in the underworld. Beaten to death and torn apart by the fearsome maenads, Orpheus survives as a wandering soul and is finally reincarnated as a star in the sky. Landi succeeded in turning Greek tragedy into timeless music-drama, the starting point of all opera, and Seen and Heard International declared that it had ‘never before encountered such technical perfection’ in Pierre Audi’s Amsterdam production.

There was much critical acclaim for this production. Seen and Heard International wrote that ‘the staging, in tandem with the superb, alive pacing of Christophe Rousset, brought the work to life... Pierre Audi split the stage often, enabling movement from one energetic space to another seamlessly. The journey from dark to light was encapsulated brilliantly in Orpheus completely covered in black and his change to a glittering silver suit that reflected specks of “starlight” all over the auditorium... Cecilia Molinari was a superb Teti (the water goddess Tethys) at the opera’s opening (“Teti del mar, regina”), her multiple roles climaxing in a superbly affecting Euridice, while the bass Alexander Miminoshvili gave a superbly focused and affecting monologue, “Lascia, Diana, omai le’erranti spere”; it was while in the character of Nisa that Molinari really shone, though, her execution absolutely faultless... The stand-out vocal contribution of the evening, though, came from the Aurora of mezzo Gaia Petrone. A word on Les Talens Lyriques, the instrumental ensemble that conjured up universes of sound from the pit. They seem an extension of Rousset’s thought processes; more, it is safe to say that I have never encountered such technical perfection from authentic instruments before, whether in articulation, accuracy of attack or in tuning.’

Cast:
- Teti, Nisa, Lincastro, Euridice: Cecilia Molinari (mezzo-soprano)
- Fato, Fileno: Renato Dolcini (baritone)
- Ebro, Giove: Alexander Miminoshvili (bass-baritone)
- Aurora, Fosforo: Gaia Petrone (mezzo-soprano)
- Tre Euretti: Cecilia Molinari (mezzo-soprano), Rosina Fabius (mezzo-soprano), Magdalena Pluta (mezzo-soprano)
- Orfeo: Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor)
- Mercurio, Bacco: Kacper Szelążek (countertenor)
- Ireno, Apolline: Emiliano Gonzales Toro (tenor)
- Furore, Caronte: Salvo Vitale (bass)
- Calliope: Magdalena Pluta (mezzo-soprano)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo and DTS 5.1
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 (Worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (DVD 9)

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