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Landi: Il Sant'Alessio / Christie/Les Arts Florissants / Jaroussky, Cencic [DVD]

Album Summary

>Landi, Stefano : Il Sant'Alessio
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Baroque composer Stefano Landi’s lesser-known opera Sant’Alessio - the earliest opera on a historical, rather than mythological subject — has rarely been performed because of its reliance on eight male singers (all castrati). Undeterred, conductorWilliam Christie has put together a new production of this moving work which employs a remarkable eight countertenors. Leading among them are two established Virgin Classics stars—Philippe Jaroussky in the title role, and Max Emmanuel Cencic as his wife. Fans of Baroque opera should not miss this work of stunning beauty, whose recent performances at Lincoln Center in New York received fervent praise.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 162 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA



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>Landi, Stefano : Il Sant'Alessio
  • Performers: Xavier Sabata (Countertenor); Jose Lemos (Countertenor); Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor); Damien Guillon (Countertenor); Luigi de Donato (Bass); Max Cencic (Countertenor); Jean-Paul Bonnevalle (Countertenor); Pascal Bertin (Countertenor); Ryland Angel (Countertenor); Alain Buet (Bass); Terry Wey (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: ?1631