Vivaldi - Atenaide | Naive OP30438

Vivaldi - Atenaide

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Label: Naive

Cat No: OP30438

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 26th October 2007

Contents

Artists

Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Vivica Genaux (soprano)
Guillemette Laurens (mezzo soprano)
Romina Basso (mezzo soprano)
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
Paul Agnew (tenor)
Stefano Ferrari (tenor)
Modo Antiquo

Conductor

Federico Maria Sardelli

Works

Vivaldi, Antonio

Atenaide

Artists

Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Vivica Genaux (soprano)
Guillemette Laurens (mezzo soprano)
Romina Basso (mezzo soprano)
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
Paul Agnew (tenor)
Stefano Ferrari (tenor)
Modo Antiquo

Conductor

Federico Maria Sardelli

About

The Vivaldi Edition presents the world première recording of the opera “Atenaide”. The cast features some of the greatest modern day interpreters of Vivaldi’s music, including the internationally renowned soprano Sandrine Piau in the title role, experienced early music exponents Nathalie Stutzmann, Vivica Genaux and Guillemette Laurens, the very talented young singer Romina Basso, and old hands Paul Agnew and Stefano Ferrari.

The work is conducted by the eminent Florentine conductor and Vivaldi specialist Federico Maria Sardelli, who here fulfils his dream of recording L’Atenaide not only in his native Florence, but in the very theatre in which it was first performed two hundred and seventy-nine years ago. He has already directed the outstanding early music group Modo Antiquo, featured in this new release, in two previous recordings of Vivaldi”s music on Naive, the CDs “Arie d’opera” (OP30411) and “Era la notte” (V5050).

After achieving fame in Venice, Vivaldi embarked in 1718 on an extensive period of travel, mostly within Italy. During his time in Florence he composed one of his most accomplished operas, L’Atenaide, which was performed on 29 December 1728 at the famous Teatro della Pergola, with Vivaldi’s protégée, the excellent Anna Giro, in the title role. The work received an enthusiastic reception. L’Atenaide, which is set in ancient Byzantium, boasts a highly original style and music that is very rich. It incorporates an extraordinary number of arias written specially for the work or borrowed from other recent operas by Vivaldi.

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