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Alessandro Scarlatti: Rosinda Ed Emireno

Scarlatti / Borciani / Potter
Release Date: 07/29/2014 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10303   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro ScarlattiGiovanni Legrenzi
Performer:  Alice BorcianiAlex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the year 2009 Daniela Dolci discovered an interesting opera with obbligato cornett arias in the Austrian National Library that had been listed as a work by Giacomo Perti; with her ensemble Musica Fiorita, she gave concertante performances of the arias of the protagonists Rosinda and Emireno. After this, it turned out that not Perti, but Alessandro Scarlatti is the composer of this opera. The opera, premiered in Naples in 1697, is set in the city of Memphis in an idealised Egypt. The plot - as is usual for operas of this period - is quite intricate and complicated. Various love relationships and hardships connect the protagonists, with the conflict over the Egyptian throne being argued out at the same time. The arias are musically Read more appealing, especially due to the use of a cornett (played by Bork-Frithjof Smith with virtuosity and beauty of tone). This instrument had in fact been long out of fashion at the time when the opera was composed, but its timbre is ideal for highly emotional, expressive passages. The countertenor Alex Potter interprets the female protagonist Rosinda in a lyrical, elegiac manner, whilst the soprano Alice Borciani lends brilliance to the role of Emireno with her flawless high range. The recording includes all the arias of these two figures, supplemented by another aria with obbligato cornett that was indeed composed by Perti, as well as several instrumental sonatas of Giovanni Legrenzi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Penelope la Casta: Aria. Va scherzando by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Trio Sonatas (4), for 2 violins & continuo, Op. 8 by Giovanni Legrenzi
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 15 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Pene, catene by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alice Borciani ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
L'Emireno: Aria. Non pianger solo dolce usignuolo by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
L'Emireno: Aria. Se il mio bel sole cieco mi vuole by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alice Borciani ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
L'Emireno: Duetto. Già sai che pianta è quella by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter (), Alice Borciani ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7.
L'Emireno: Recitativo & Duetto. Ti stancherai by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alice Borciani (), Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Senti, senti ch'io moro by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
9.
L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Chi dice che l'amor by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alice Borciani ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10.
L'Emireno: Aria. Labbra gradite by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alice Borciani ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
11.
L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Povere mie catene by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alice Borciani ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
12.
L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Vieni, ferma ò gelosia by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
13.
L'Emireno: Aria. Fieri numi by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
14.
L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Il non chiedo by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
15.
L'Emireno: Aria. Si, si fedel ti sarò by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alice Borciani ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16.
L'Emireno: Aria. Delitia è la mia pena by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Alex [Countertenor Vocal] Potter ()
Conductor:  Daniela Dolci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Fiorita
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Adullam Chapel, Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata, Op. 8, No. 5, "La Rosetta"
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Recitative: Al silentio notturno non m'accheta il martoro, ne
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Aria: Non pianger solo dolce usignuolo
Sonata, Op. 8, No. 3, "La Mosta"
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Aria: Se il mio bel sole cieco mi vuole
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Duet: Gia sai che pianta e quella
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Recitative: Rammentati mio bene ch'io son figlia a Morasso
18 Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 2. La spilimberga
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Recitative: Infelice Rosinda, genitori inclementi, Emireno
Aria, "Va scherzando"
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Recitative: Ch'io di te mi ricordi, cor mio, strana richiesta de la
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Aria: Labbra gradite, so che a me dite
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Recitative: Ah' se del mio possesso io son caduto
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Recitative: Una bellezza amante, dell' Egitto diadema
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Aria: Fieri numi, io non dovrei
Sonata, Op. 8, No. 2, "La Pia"
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Recitative: No, mio bene adorato resta a goder cio che ti dona il fato
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Aria: Si, si fedel ti saro, no, cor mio, non temer
L'Emireno, o vero Il consiglio dell'ombra: Aria: Delitia e la mia pena felice e la catena

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