Arsilda, Regina Di Ponto is Vivaldi’s fourth opera. First performed in at Teatro Sant’Angelo in Venice, its author’s ambition was to establish his nascent. Antonio Vivaldi composed Arsilda, Regina di Ponto for the Venetian theater of Sant’Angelo in the fall of While Vivaldi had, by its debut. Antonio Vivaldi – Arsilda, Regina di Ponto Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava – Václav Luks, David Radok, Lucile Richardot, Olivia.

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Composition Artist Credits Arsilda, regina di Ponto. Creative Commons Attribution 3. Send to a friend Send a link to this article arsikda a friend with an optional message. Domenico Lalli, his librettist, who settled in Venice in after fleeing his native Naples upon being charged with embezzlement, was one of the most important librettists of the first decades of the eighteenth century. Thanks to the efforts of Sardelli and Modo Antiquo, scholars, Vivaldi fans, and opera lovers in general now have an additional example of Vivaldi’s early operatic vivaldo.

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Proof that new work, like good wine, needs to settle and mature to reveal its riches. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Arsilda, regina di Ponto. The music in this recording is based on the autograph of the work and is described as a “reconstruction of the original version” that emphasizes the first arias written rather than the composer’s later changes and additions for vivalsi performances.

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All of the singers on this recording convey the individual characterizations with knowledgeable awareness of performance practice and attention to phrasing, dynamics, and ornamentation. Contents 1 Performances 1. Copyist Johann Georg Pisendel Arsilda employs several such scenarios, including a hunt that takes place in a verdant forest and a dungeon scene.

They may not be public domain elsewhere. From SOMM recordings, specialists in British repertoire, comes this interesting new collection of other Elgar orchestral songs, sponsored by the Elgar Society. This Harold en Italieop. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. The translation of the libretto and notes stand up, ar. Simile arias appear in abundance, such as Arsilda’s Act 2, sc.

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Instead, they are fantastical, dealing with such things as the fairy world and sorcerers, or with the world of dreams. Sardelli vivqldi working on a critical edition of Arsilda for Istituto Antonio Vivaldi; in his authored excerpt in the liner notes, he points out his intention to implement both a musical and a musicological approach towards Vivaldi’s operas.

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In early OctoberGioachino Rossini summoned the librettist Gaetano Rossi to a villa owned by his wife, the soprano Isabella Colbran in Castenaso, just outside Bologna. Work Title Arsilda, regina di Ponto Alt ernative. Opera seria ; Theatrical Works ; Operas ; For voices, orchestra ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; For voices with orchestra ; Librettos ; Writings arsulda Italian areilda.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. While at times the sound quality of the recording could be more focused, with low frequencies at times overwhelming the vocal lines and occasionally making comprehension of the text difficult, the recording overall gives wonderful insight into Vivaldi’s characterizations and skill at both instrumental and vocal writing.

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While Vivaldi’s instrumental music has been widely known for some time, only in recent decades have his operas attracted such attention. The libretto was by Domenico Lalli, who had provided the words for Ottone in Villa three years earlier, inand was to collaborate with Vivaldi on several later operas. Le Bal des Animaux: The names of Belfast-born soprano Heather Harper and Kansas-born tenor James King may not resonate for younger music lovers, but they sure do for folks my age.


But a number of operas-some familiar, others forgotten-are neither of these.

Arsilda is a typical early eighteenth-century plot in its use of love intrigues, mistaken identities, and musical features such as simile arias. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Lisea and Tamese are the twin children of the queen of Cilicia. Many of the arias employ striking instrumentation to help convey the sense of the text. The longest, at five minutes, is for Tamese: Printer Version Send to a Friend.

Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto

While Vivaldi had, by its debut, been an important member of Venetian musical culture for over a decade as a violinist and composer, he had begun composing only three years earlier. Fipple-flutes are used for pastoral settings, for example, while horns are used for the hunting scenes.

Her own aria at the end of Act 1 features two obbligato harpsichords, to charming effect. The true Tamese, meanwhile, is disguised as the palace gardener, and both Arsilda and Lisea have an unexplained attraction to him. This recording features the Baroque orchestra of Modo Antiquo, an ensemble with particular expertise in the arslida of Asrilda and his contemporaries. Works by Chabrier, Poulenc, Ravel, Satie et al.

Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures are extremely well-known, but many others are also worth hearing. Founded in under the direction of Sardelli, the group has made several recordings with Amadeus, cpo and Tactus, including the first complete recording of Vivaldi’s cantatas.