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  1. Salvatore Sciarrino: Luci mie traditrici on CD

    by , Sep-09-2011 at 16:21
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    Luci mie traditrice, Opera in due atti, premiered in 1998, sung in Italian (short prologue sung in French)
    Music by Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- )
    Libretto by Salvatore Sciarrino, after Il Tradimento per L'Onore, by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini, 1664, and an eulogy by Claude Le Jeune, 1608

    Studio recording, done in Vienna, November 14 and 15, 2000
    Conductor: Beat Furrer
    Orchestra:
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  2. Handel: Partenope on DVD

    by , Jun-17-2011 at 21:00
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    I continue to have trouble with Firefox and inserting images. Now I can do it, but they are small.

    Anyway, let's focus on the DVD itself.

    This was recorded live at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, in October of 2008.
    Lars Ulrik Mortensen conducts the Concerto Copenhagen.

    Inger Dam-Jensen is Partenope.
    Andreas Scholl is Arsace
    Christophe Dumaux is Armindo
    Tuva Semmingsen is Rosmira (a.k.a.
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  3. Leonardo Leo: L'Alidoro on DVD

    by , May-08-2011 at 09:21
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    2008(LI) - Antonio Florio - Orchestra Barocca Cappella della Pietŕ dei Turchini (period instruments)

    Opera House: Teatro Municipale Valli di Reggio Emilia

    Singers:
    Filippo Morace - Giangrazio - excellent
    Maria Grazia Schiavo - Faustina - excellent
    Maria Ercolano (trouser role) - Luigi/Ascanio (Alidoro) - excellent
    Valentina Varriale - Zeza - good+
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  4. Handel: Theodora on DVD

    by , May-07-2011 at 19:22
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    1996 - William Christie - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Glyndebourne Chorus

    Stellar cast of exquisite singers - Upshaw, Hunt, Daniels, Croft as principals, and minor roles also very good.

    I'm a little puzzled - if I understood correctly, some of our members object to this production (probably mainly due to the updated staging).

    I find it absolutely spectacular.
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  5. Handel: Admeto on DVD

    by , May-07-2011 at 19:22
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    My dear friend Natalie loves this, so, I approached it with high expectations.

    2009(LC) - Nicholas McGegan - FestspielOrchester Göttingen

    Admeto - Tim Mead
    Alceste - Marie Arnet
    Ercole - William Berger
    Orlindo - Andrew Radley
    Trasimede - David Bates
    Antigona - Kirsten Blaise
    Meraspe - Wold Matthias Friedrich

    Mamu Dance Theater
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