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Sacrificium / Bartoli, Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico [DVD]


Release Date: 03/09/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001403909  
Composer:  Nicolo PorporaGeminiano GiacomelliFrancesco AraiaRiccardo Broschi,   ... 
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Also available: standard CD version and a limited number of the CD deluxe edition

• A beautiful scenic film by Olivier simonnet. Filmed in high-definition widescreen.
• Cecilia Bartoli sings virtuoso arias from her Sacrificium album, on location in and around the spectacular baroque palace of Caserta in Southern Italy, just outside of Naples.
• This unique film shows Cecilia Bartoli in full costume singing a selection of showpiece arias written for the castrato stars of the neapolitan school.
• Ravishing locations
Read more including the Court Theatre, the stunning Vestibule and the Palace Gardens.
• Arias include Handel’s “Ombra mai fu” and Broschi’s “Son qual nave”—previously only available in the deluxe version of the album.
• The film also showcases the leading Italian period ensemble Il Giardino Armonico under their director Giovanni Antonini.
• Special bonus features include an illustrated interview in which Cecilia Bartoli talks about the Sacrificium project, and a visual guide to the Palace, town and region of Caserta.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Siface: Come nave in mezzo all’onde by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Italy 
2.
Merope: Sposa, non mi conosci by Geminiano Giacomelli
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Berenice: Cadrò, ma qual si mira by Francesco Araia
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Germanico in Germania: Parto, ti lascio, o cara by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
5.
Semiramide: In braccio a mille furie by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
6.
Adelaide: Nobil onda by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
7.
Siface: Usignolo sventurato by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Italy 
8.
Artaserse: Son qual nave by Riccardo Broschi
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
9.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 

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