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Vivaldi: Il Farnace / Sardelli, Prina, Galou, Nesi, Castellano

Vivaldi / Nesi / Galou / Prina / Castellano
Release Date: 06/30/2015 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 7670   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Magnus StavelandRoberta MameliSonia PrinaMary-Ellen Nesi,   ... 
Conductor:  Federico Maria Sardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Il Farnace is the most re-written and re-proposed of Vivaldi’s operas. Versions of Farnace, two in 1727 and one each in 1730, 1731 and 1732, were conceived and adapted to the different circumstances for Venice, Prague, Pavia and Mantua, always with a cast to Vivaldi’s satisfaction and with the composer in control of the production. The greatest appreciation of Vivaldi’s operatic music was expressed in a letter by a spectator of the 1727 Carnival season. The abbot Antonio Conti wrote that of all the operas of the Venice season he liked best Farnace because its music was varied, “between the sublime and the tender,” and because Vivaldi’s pupil worked wonders. In 1738, for the Ferrara Carnival season, Vivaldi wrote a new score of the opera. Read more This is the last Farnace, in two acts, as the third was lost. Read less

Works on This Recording

Il Farnace, RV 711 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Magnus Staveland (Tenor), Roberta Mameli (Soprano), Sonia Prina (Alto),
Mary-Ellen Nesi (Mezzo Soprano), Loriana Castellano (Alto), Delphine Galou (Alto),
Emanuele D'Aguanno (Tenor)
Conductor:  Federico Maria Sardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Venice, Italy 

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