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Cesti: La Dori / Dantone, Accademia Bizantina


Release Date: 11/27/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110676  
Composer:  Pietro Antonio Cesti
Performer:  Bradley SmithFrancesca Lombardi MazzulliFederico SacchiFrancesca Ascioti,   ... 
Conductor:  Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Bizantina Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Pietro Antonio Cesti was one of the most outstanding champions of 17th-century Venetian opera, and La Dori was both his greatest success and a major influence on the genre in the expressiveness of its arias and duets. The story is set in Babylon on the shores of the Euphrates, and is a convoluted and richly tragicomedic tale of lost lovers, disguises and mistaken identities filled with larger-than-life and colourfully costumed characters. This revival of a forgotten masterpiece was acclaimed as ‘a production of the highest level in every aspect’ (musicaculturaonline.it).
Also available on Blu-ray

Pietro Antonio Cesti was one of the most outstanding champions of 17th-century Venetian opera, and La Dori was both his greatest success and a major influence on the genre in the expressiveness of its arias and duets. The story is set in Babylon on the shores of the Euphrates, and is a convoluted and richly tragicomedic tale of lost lovers, disguises and mistaken identities filled with larger-than-life and colourfully costumed characters. This revival of a forgotten masterpiece was acclaimed as ‘a production of the highest level in every aspect’ (musicaculturaonline.it). Read less

Works on This Recording

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La Dori by Pietro Antonio Cesti
Performer:  Bradley Smith (Treble), Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Federico Sacchi (Bass Baritone),
Francesca Ascioti (Mezzo Soprano), Emöke Barath (Soprano), Rupert Enticknap (Countertenor),
Pietro Di Bianco (Baritone), Alberto Allegrezza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Bizantina Orchestra

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