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Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781): L'Olimpiade, opera / Watanabe, Tanaka, Leva, Vistoli, Chakar, Akhmetova, Scircoli

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>Myslivecek, Josef : L'Olimpiade, opera, EvaM 10
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Josef Mislivec?ek (1737-81), dubbed the "Divine Bohemian" by his contemporaries and a friend of Mozart, premiered his version of L'Olimpiade, in traditional Italian operatic style and with a libretto quite faithful to Metastasio's original text, in 1778 in Naples, a city in which he experienced great audience appreciation. On November 23 and 25, 2012, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna hosted the first modern-day revival of the opera produced by the Scuola dell'Opera Italiana. Oliver von Dohnanyi conducts the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
The performance is a delight as well. This is immediately followed by more fireworks. Is Watanabe (Clistene) a tenor or a counter-tenor? He seems to be both at once. There is a peculiar androgyny in his voice. Vistoli (Licida) is a counter-tenor, lovely in tone, graceful in musicality. The purity of Tanka's soprano is a fine complement to Chakar's. When the two blend is seamless harmony in the Act 1 concluding duet ('Ne' giorni tuoi felice') it's musical magic. The chorus is spot-on, sometimes dividing into two opposing groups. The orchestra is a star in itself, merrily bouncing along with great joy and enthusiasm.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teatro Comunale di Bologna (11/23/2012/11/25/2012).


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>Myslivecek, Josef : L'Olimpiade, opera, EvaM 10 :: C12
  • Performers: Saltan Akhmetova (Voice); Pervin Chakar (Voice); Maria Leva (Voice); Pasquale Scircoli (Voice); Erika Tanaka (Voice); Carlo Vistoli (Voice); Yasushi Watanabe (Voice)
  • Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
  • Notes: Teatro Comunale di Bologna (11/23/2012/11/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta