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Stradella: La Doriclea / Carlo, Il Pomo d'Oro

Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 454  
Composer:  Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Luca CervoniGabriella MartellacciEmöke BarathXavier Sabata,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrea de Carlo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pomo d'Oro
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alessandro Stradella’s place in the annals of the history of music is not only due to the adventurous circumstances that marked his brief existence, but also to the reputation as an opera composer he has acquired since the 18th century. Inaccessible for many decades to specialists and scholars, La Doriclea is definitely the least known of all Stradella’s operas. However, it constitutes a particularly significant chapter in his overall output: composed in Rome during the early 1670s, to our knowledge La Doriclea represents the first opera entirely composed by Stradella. From the dramatic point of view, La Doriclea belongs to the comedy of intrigue genre typical of the 17th century Spanish theatre tradition. Refined and amusing, it alternates Read more touching lamentos with irresistibly comic scenes, in which the character of Giraldo, a veritable precursor of the basso buffo, allows us to glimpse Rossinian atmospheres. Em?ke Baráth (Doriclea) and Xavier Sabata (Fidalbo) alongside Giuseppina Bridelli (Lucinda) and Luca Cervoni (Celindo) and the comic couple of Delfina (Gabriella Martellacci) and Giraldo (Riccardo Novaro) bring a complex and fascinating role-playing game to life. This world premiere release of La Doriclea is a major achievement for The Stradella Project, which here reaches its fifth volume. “Through his festival and recording project, Andrea De Carlo is raising the profile of this pioneering Italian composer.” (Gramophone) Read less

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La Doriclea by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Luca Cervoni (Tenor), Gabriella Martellacci (Alto), Emöke Barath (Soprano),
Xavier Sabata (Countertenor), Giuseppina Bridelli (Soprano), Riccardo Novaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Andrea de Carlo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pomo d'Oro
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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