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Pergolesi: La Salustia / Rovaris , Accademia Barocca De I Virtuosi Italiani

Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101651  
Composer:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Giacinta NicotraMaria Hinojosa MontenegroFlorin Cezar OuatuLaura Polverelli,   ... 
Conductor:  Corrado Rovaris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Barocca De I Virtuosi Italiani
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 3 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Pergolesi's first opera "La Salustia" is filled with emotions and dramatic elements. It portrays the battle of two women, their struggle for power and justice. Further, it is the story of failing deceitful plots and mistrust. Salustia is the strong empress, wife of the Roman emperor Alessandro, whose mother-in-law Giulia would rather see dead than except as ruler. Strangely however, it is Salustia, who saves Giulia from her own death more than once. She fights not only for her own justice - being and ruling together with her love Alessandro - but also for justice amongst all the other battling parties. At the end she is rewarded
Read more for her moral strength. The drama around the unbreakable Salustia takes its course in the setting of ancient Rome. Young French director Juliette Deschamps, known for various opera productions in Jesi, made the old story come alive on a stage that suggests an ancient palace with large windows, later on the coliseum. The cast features well-loved Pergolesi interpreters such as Serena Malfi, Laura Polverelli and Vittorio Prato. The Accademia Barocca de I Musici Italiani, well-known for productions in historic performance practice, are led by Corrado Rovaris. This is a world premiere recording of one of the very few Salustia-productions that exist worldwide.

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Marziano – Vittorio Prato
Salustia – Serena Malfi
Giulia – Laura Polverelli
Alessandro – Florin Cezar Ouatu
Albina – Giacinta Nicotra
Claudio – Maria Hinojosa Montenegro

Accademia Barocca de I Virtuosi Italiani
Corrado Rovaris, conductor

Juliette Deschamps, stage director
Benito Leonori, set designer
Vanessa Sannino, costume designer
Alessandro Carletti, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Teatro G.B. Pergolesi, Jesi, 2011

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Running time: 185 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9 + DVD 5)

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Works on This Recording

La Salustia by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Giacinta Nicotra (Soprano), Maria Hinojosa Montenegro (Soprano), Florin Cezar Ouatu (Countertenor),
Laura Polverelli (Mezzo Soprano), Serena Malfi (Alto), Vittorio Prato (Baritone)
Conductor:  Corrado Rovaris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Barocca De I Virtuosi Italiani

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