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Cesti: L'Orontea / Bolton, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester

Release Date: 03/17/2017 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 965  
Composer:  Pietro Antonio Cesti
Performer:  Katharina MagieraGuy de MeyMatthias RexrothJuanita Lascarro,   ... 
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera and Museum OrchestraMonteverdi Continuo Ensemble
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The premiere von L'Orontea took place in 1656 in Innsbruck at the court of Archduke Ferdinand Karl, grandson of Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany, who at that time was the patron of the first attempts of the art form of opera in Florence. Alongside Francesco Cavalli's opera "La Giasone", "L'Orontea" went down in history as the most successful opera of the late 17th century. On the occasion of the premiere in Frankfurt, the following could be read in Deutschlandradio Kultur: "It is a scenic production that will remain in one's memory - not because the production in Frankfurt is so shameless and trashy. Instead, it reminds us of why Antonio Cesti's opera "L'Orontea" once belonged to the most beloved of all stage Read more works. And it is well worth taking a look into the orchestra pit at this performance." Read less

Works on This Recording

Orontea by Pietro Antonio Cesti
Performer:  Katharina Magiera (Mezzo Soprano), Guy de Mey (Tenor), Matthias Rexroth (Countertenor),
Juanita Lascarro (Soprano), Simon Bailey (Bass), Xavier Sabata (Countertenor),
Paula Murrihy (Mezzo Soprano), Sebastian Geyer (Baritone), Louise Alder (Soprano),
Kateryna Kasper (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra,  Monteverdi Continuo Ensemble

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