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Johann Adolf Hasse (f1699-1783): Artaserse (1730 Venice version) / Anicio Giustiniani, Maria Schiavo, Sonia Prina, Franco Fagioli, Rosa Bove. Ens. Barocco

Album Summary

>Hasse, Johann A. : Artaserse, opera
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Notes & Reviews:

A classic work of its genre and historical period, Artaserse was premièred in Venice in 1730 by the most famous singers of the day: Farinelli in the role of Arbace, Cuzzoni as Mandane and the castrato Nicolino as Artabano. It was a success for Hasse, who would, in 1740 and 1760, re-propose the same work in two different versions. Our DVD features the Venetian one, in world première. The cast is extraordinary, with the countertenor Franco Fagioli giving a great performance of the role that was Farinelli's. Fagioli easily goes up and down the extension of more than three octaves, maintaining a uniform timbre and remarkable power and resonance. Also stunning, is the aria "Pallido sole" sung by Sonia Prina.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 38th Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca (07/2012).


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>Hasse, Johann A. : Artaserse, opera
  • Performer: Corrado Rovaris (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Corrado Rovaris
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Barocco dell'Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
  • Notes: Composition written: 1730.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1730
  • Studio/Live: Live