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

Release Date: 3/9/2010
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001403909
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 1

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• 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 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.
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
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
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
6. Adelaide: Nobil onda by Nicolo Porpora
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque
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
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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