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Steffani: Alarico Il Baltha / Scarlatti Camera Ensemble, Et Al


Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Concerto   Catalog #: 2039   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Lee Ji-YoungGuerino PelacciaWong Mi JungStefania Maiardi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scarlatti Camera Ensemble
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This opera is a rare treasure. Really admirable the choice to release the complete edition...Direction and interpreters are quite young and not so well-known, but of a very high level both from a technical and vocal point of view...the stylistic and interpretive efforts are surely well adjusted to the almost “impossible” baroque style of Steffani." - R. V. S. Lee, Opera News "This opera is a rare treasure. Really admirable the choice to release the complete edition...Direction and interpreters are quite young and not so well-known, but of a very high level both from a technical and vocal point of view...the stylistic and interpretive efforts are surely well adjusted to the almost “impossible” baroque style of Steffani." - R. V. S. Lee, Opera News Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alarico il Baltha, cioč L'audace re de' gothi by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Lee Ji-Young (Mezzo Soprano), Guerino Pelaccia (Tenor), Wong Mi Jung (Soprano),
Stefania Maiardi (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Carla Curia (Soprano), Loretta Liberato (Alto),
Luca Casagrande (Baritone), Marco Democratico (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scarlatti Camera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Bad interpretation January 13, 2013 By Michel Brunette (Montréal, QC) See All My Reviews "Whoever wants to know and appreciate baroque music and especially singing and its exercises must absolutely avoid this recording! Some of the singers do not know accuracy and several of them have trouble holding the line. In general, the orchestration is good although sometimes faltering. This appears amateurish. It is preferable to turn to the works of Cecilia Bartoli. In sum, it is the worst I have heard in a long time!" Report Abuse
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