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Traetta: Antigona / Rousset, Bayo, Polverelli, et al

Album Summary

>Traetta, Tommaso : Antigona, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Christophe Rousset has an alchemist's touch when it comes to the obscurer reaches of 18th-century repertoire, as this performance of Tretta's innovatory 'opera seria,' premiered in St. Petersburg in 1772, proves once more. Dazzlingly played and sung by a virtuoso cast (especially Maria Bayo in the title role), this is a compelling account of a rich, if dramatically flawed, work that nevertheless deserves to be less of a rarity." -Critic's Choice, BBC Music


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Works Details

>Traetta, Tommaso : Antigona, opera
  • Performers: Carlo Allemano (Tenor); María Bayo (Soprano); Anna-Maria Panzarella (Voice); Laura Polverelli (Mezzo Soprano); Gilles Ragon (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Notes: L'Arsenal, Metz, France (07/20/1997-07/27/1997)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1772