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Vivaldi: Montezuma / Curtis, Priante, Mijanovic, et al

Audio Samples

  1. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Prelude - Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Prelude - Andante molto $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Prelude - Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Oh Comando! Oh Dovere" $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Che Legge È Questa Mai" - Rec. "Ferma, Teutile" - "German!" / "Armi Crudeli" $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Mirarti Appena Ardisco" $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Barbaro, Più Non Sento" $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Infausto Dì, Quante Sciagure Veggo" $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Tace Il Labbro" $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Numi, Se Ancor Pietosi" - "Seguimi" / "Che Ricerchi" - "Ramiro, Il Tempo Questo" $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Qual Silenzio È Mai Questo?" - "German, Signor" - "Olà Con Ogni Pompa" - "Empio, Ma Pria Morrai" $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Se Prescritta In Questo Giorno" $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Non Mi Avvilisco Ancor" $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Vani I Consigli Sono" $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Billeram Per Noi Più Belle" $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Fernando, Il Gran Momento" - "E Guerra Avrai" $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Terzetto "A Battaglia, a Battaglia" $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Consolatevi Amici" - "Lo Faccia" $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Se Troppo, Troppo Facile" $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Mi Deride, Mi Sprezza" $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Fermati, Non Fuggir" $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Sinfonia Per Il Combattimento $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Che Fate? Ove Correte" $1.29 on iTunes
  24. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "In Mezzo Alla Procella" $1.29 on iTunes
  25. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Vanne, Crudel!" - "Fermati, Il Tuo Destino" - "Principessa" $1.29 on iTunes
  26. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Un Guardo, Oh Dio!" $1.29 on iTunes
  27. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Vanne, Che Vendicata la Tua Morte Sarà" $1.29 on iTunes
  28. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Esci German, Pria Che Peggio" $1.29 on iTunes
  29. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Anche In Mezzo Dei Contenti" $1.29 on iTunes
  30. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Eseguite Soldati" $1.29 on iTunes
  31. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Dal Timor, Dallo Spavento" $1.29 on iTunes
  32. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Ecco, Fedeli Miei" $1.29 on iTunes
  33. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: Aria "Nella Stagion Ardente" $1.29 on iTunes
  34. Vivaldi — Montezuma, RV 723: "Meno Apparati" $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Montezuma, opera in 3 acts, RV 723
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The performance is stunning. Vivaldi augments the usual strings and winds with horns and trumpets, and Curtis leads a rich reading, filled with more drama than he normally ekes out of both players and singers (his Rodelinda lacked drama). Vito Priante is a Motezuma worth fearing, his big bass tone fully able to get around coloratura--and his angry exclamations demand the attention The most glorious singing/acting, however, is by yet another mezzo (all of their voices are distinguishable from one-another, happily), Maite Beaumont, who delivers Fernando's music with spitfire diction and accuracy, portraying this tough character vividly. In short, only half of this opera may be by Vivaldi, but all of it is a joy to listen to." -Classics Today

BBC Music Magazine
... the exotic story concerns the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the defeat of its ruler Montezuma by the conquistador Fernando Cortez. Curtis has assembled a vocally accomplished cast. Montezuma, a bass role, is sung with resonant authority by Vito Priante while that of Mitrena, his wife, is projected with feminine charm by Marijana Mijanovic... The instrumentalists of Il Complesso Barocco are on excellent form...

Gramophone Magazine
Alan Curtis directs an assured and stylish performance, thoroughly convincing in its dramatic approach. The youngish cast give strong vocal accounts of themselves, with Maite Beaumont's hard-hearted Fernando standing out, and Inga Kalna, virtuosic as the Mexican general Asprano, also catching the ear. ...for sheer quality of music and performance it gives nothing but pleasure.



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>Vivaldi, Antonio : Montezuma, opera in 3 acts, RV 723
  • Performers: Romina Basso (Mezzo Soprano); Maite Beaumont (Voice); Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano); Inga Kalna (Soprano); Marijana Mijanovic (Alto); Vito Priante (Bass)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/14/1733