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Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728 / Sardelli, Delser, Kennedy, Dordolo, Modo Antiquo, et al

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Farnace, RV 711
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Vivaldi demonstrates real psychological insight into his characters here, more so than in his other operas that have been recorded. He doesn't have the dramatic instincts or skills of Monteverdi or Cavalli in constructing a fully convincing operatic architecture, but the individual moments are lovely, varied, and often exploding with melodic and harmonic surprises; not a characteristic generally associated with the composer. The CD should be of interest to any fan of opera, or of the Baroque (as well as any Vivaldi skeptic)." -All Music Guide

BBC Music Magazine
... is another fine account of a dramatically successful piece.

Gramophone Magazine
Sardelli gives a masterclass in showing how the ritornelli and accompaniments of arias should be both cultivated and theatrically apposite. ... the singing is consistently enjoyable: Anne Desler sings the title-role with effective virtuosity and conviction. Nicki Kennedy is a stylish Angelica...



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Farnace, RV 711 :: Sinfonia. [Allegro]
  • Conductor: Federico Sardelli
  • Ensemble: Coro da Camera Italiano
  • Notes: Barga, Italien, Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso (07/14/2002-07/24/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 02/10/1727

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Farnace, RV 711 :: Sinfonia. Andante
  • Conductor: Federico Sardelli
  • Ensemble: Coro da Camera Italiano
  • Notes: Barga, Italien, Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso (07/14/2002-07/24/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 02/10/1727

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Farnace, RV 711 :: Sinfonia. [Allegro molto]
  • Conductor: Federico Sardelli
  • Ensemble: Coro da Camera Italiano
  • Notes: Barga, Italien, Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso (07/14/2002-07/24/2002)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 02/10/1727

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728
  • Performers: Anne Desler (Mezzo Soprano); Luca Dordolo (Tenor); Thierry Gregoire (Countertenor); Nicki Kennedy (Soprano); Martin Kronthaler (Bass); Marina Liso (Voice); Lucia Sciannimanico (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Federico Sardelli
  • Ensemble: Coro da Camera Italiano
  • Notes: Barga, Italien, Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso (07/14/2002-07/24/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/10/1727