Notes and Editorial Reviews
Recorded at Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, January 2008
Motezuma is Vivaldi’s only opera set in the New World. The manuscripts for this rarely performed and rarely heard opera were only rediscovered in 2002 and currently only one CD version exists recorded by Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco.
Of the CD recording, BBC Music Magazine wrote: “The instrumentalists of Il Complesso Barocco are on excellent form as indeed is Vivaldi himself in a rewarding score”.
Alan Curtis, one of the leading experts of Baroque music, returns again with the same orchestra, renowned Baroque specialist Vito Priante and another expert cast for the World Premiere Recording on DVD.
Region Code: 0 (All)
Sound format: 16:9
Picture format: LPCM 2.0
Running Time: 153 min. + extras
Booklet notes: Ita / Eng / Fre / Ger
Subtitles: Fre, Eng, Ger, Spa, Ita
Works on This Recording
Montezuma, RV 723 by Antonio Vivaldi
Theodora Baka (Mezzo Soprano),
Franziska Gottwald (Alto),
Laura Cherici (Soprano),
Vito Priante (Baritone),
Gemma Bertagnolli (Soprano)
Il Complesso Barocco
Written: 1733; Venice, Italy
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