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Tutto Pergolesi - The Complete Opera Edition [12-DVD Set]

Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107538  
Composer:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Alessandra MarianelliCarlo LeporeMarina Rodríguez CusíAntonio Lozano,   ... 
Conductor:  Corrado RovarisOttavio DantoneFabio BiondiAlessandro de Marchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Barocca De I Virtuosi ItalianiAccademia BizantinaEuropa Galante,   ... 
Number of Discs: 12 
Length: 17 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
TUTTO PERGOLESI – The Complete Operas
(12-DVD Box Set)

Il prigioniero superbo (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2009)
La Serva Padrona (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2011)
Il Flaminio (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2010)
Salustia (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2011)
L’Olimpiade (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2011)
Lo frate ’nnamorato (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2011)
Adriano in Siria (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2010)
Livietta e Tracollo (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2010)

- Interview with Ottavio Dantone (Adriano in Siria)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Read more / Dolby Digital 5.1 + DTS 5.1 (Adriano in Siria)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish + Korean (except Adriano in Siria)
Running time: 17 hours 43 mins
No. of DVDs: 12 (8 x DVD 9 + 4 x DVD 5)

Although the Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi only reached the age of 26, he left a remarkable oeuvre in his short career. His operas continue to enjoy great success at the Pergolesi Festival in Jesi. Pergolesi began composing at 21 years, shortly after concluding his studies. In 1731 he was commissioned by the Teatro di San Bartolomeo to compose his debut opera “La Salustia”. The comic opera “Lo frate ’nnamorato” from 1732 was his entry ticket to the Royal Chapel in Naples that constantly was in search of creative, modern artists. Young Pergolesi met the expectations with his composition and achieved a considerable early success. Pergolesi’s tragic opera “Il prigionier superbo” and the corresponding but antithetic intermezzo “La serva padrona” premiered on the occasion of the anniversary of the Austrian empress Elisabeth Christine on 28 August 1733 in Naples. Pergolesi composed the opera “Adriano in Siria” for the anniversary of the Spanish queen in 1734 and wrote the main role considering the requests of the celebrated castrato Caffarelli who thereby achieved a great success. With “L’Olimpiade” the famous poet Metastasio created one of the most popular libretti of the 18th century which was set to music by over 60 renowned composers. Pergolesi’s version from 1735 was one of the earliest adaptations. With his comic opera “Il Flaminio”, successfully premiered in 1735 at the Teatro Nuovo di Napoli, the young composer follows the Neapolitan school of early opera buffa. Read less

Works on This Recording

La serva padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Alessandra Marianelli (Soprano), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor:  Corrado Rovaris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Barocca De I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; Naples, Italy 
Il prigionier superbo by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Marina Rodríguez Cusí (Soprano), Antonio Lozano (Voice), Marina De Liso (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Corrado Rovaris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Barocca De I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; Naples, Italy 
Il Flaminio by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Laura Cherici (Soprano), Laura Polverelli (Mezzo Soprano), Marina De Liso (Mezzo Soprano),
Juan Francisco Gatell (Tenor), Sonya Yoncheva (Soprano), Serena Malfi (Alto),
Vito Priante (Baritone)
Conductor:  Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Bizantina
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; Italy 
La Salustia by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Giacinta Nicotra (Soprano), Maria Hinojosa Montenegro (Soprano), Florin Cezar Ouatu (Countertenor),
Laura Polverelli (Mezzo Soprano), Serena Malfi (Alto), Vittorio Prato (Baritone)
Conductor:  Corrado Rovaris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Barocca De I Virtuosi Italiani
Lo frate 'nnamorato by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  David Alegret (Tenor), Jurgita Adamonyte (Mezzo Soprano), Rosa Bove (Alto),
Elena Belfiore (Mezzo Soprano), Patrizia Biccire (Soprano), Barbara Di Castri (Mezzo Soprano),
Laura Cherici (Soprano), Nicola Alaimo (Baritone), Filippo Morace (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732; Naples, Italy 
L'Olimpiade by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Sofiya Solovey (Soprano), Jennifer Rivera (Mezzo Soprano), Raúl Giménez (Tenor),
Lyubov Petrova (Soprano), Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (Soprano), Milena Storti (Soprano),
Antonio Lozano (Voice)
Conductor:  Alessandro de Marchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academia Montis Regalis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Naples, Italy 
Adriano in Siria by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Lucia Cirillo (Soprano), Anna Maria Dell'Oste (Soprano), Marina Comparato (Mezzo Soprano),
Nicole Heaston (Soprano), Stefano Ferrari (Tenor), Francesca Lombardi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Bizantina
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Italy 
Livietta e Tracollo by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Monica Bacelli (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor:  Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Bizantina
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Italy 

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