Philippe Jaroussky has never been in better voice, but the performance is equally notable for buskers roma via leonardo da vinci introducing some lesser-known countertenors, such as the creamy-voiced.
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It's not until now, as a matter of fact, that a critical mass of countertenors has been available to perform music of this difficulty, and the results are worth hearing on several levels.
The story, concerning the Persian king Xerxes' son Artaxerxes I (based very loosely on actual events features royal pomp, young love, betrayal, tragic self-sacrifice, and, to top it all off, a happy ending.It's easy to see even at this late date why.Musically the opera is odd by present-day standards; it called for an all-male cast, women being banned from Roman theaters at the time.Hillsdale,.Y.: Pendragon Press, 2007,.342-344.Valer Barna-Sabadus as Semira, Artaserse's frustrated lover.Pietro Metastasio was the hit of the 18th century opera seria.It's a big work, with sober processionals and spectacular arias for almost all the characters.The operas of Leonardo Vinci, Napoletano.
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Metastasio 's libretto appealed to opera composers and operagoers so much.It was set more than 40 times, including once in English (by.Artaserse, de Leonardo Vinci, dramma per musica en trois actes, livret de Pietro Metastasio, cree au Teatro delle Dame de Rome le Artaserse, philippe Jaroussky, mandane, max Emanuel Cencic.Leonardo Vinci recorded here, however, was the very first one, dating from 1730.Artabano, juan Sancho, arsace, franco Fagioli.The cast consisted of five castrati, sung here by countertenors, and one tenor, the villain Artabano.Thomas Arne and its popularity lasted into the 19th century.Concerto Koln, diego Fasolis (direction) Silviu Purcarete (mise en scene, lumieres) Enregistrea l'Opera National de Lorraine le 10 novembre 2012.Hillsdale,.Y.: Pendragon Press, 2007.