ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741)
Orlando Furioso - Dramma per musica in three acts RV728
Orlando - Sonia Prina
Angelica - Michela Antenucci
Alcina - Lucia Cirillo
Bradamante - Loriana Castellano
Medoro - Konstantin Derri
Ruggiero - Luigi Schifano
Astolfo - Riccardo Novaro
Libretto by Grazio Braccioli
I Barocchisti / Diego Fasolis - Conductor and Continuo
Sopranos - Elena Tereshchenko, Alessandra Della Croce, Cristina Fanelli
Mezzos - Antonia Fino, Sofia Tumanyan, Rossella Giacchero
Tenors - Domenico Pellicola, Nico Franchini
Basses - Laurence Meikle, Dielli Hoxha, Massimiliano Guerrieri
Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso was chosen to open the 43rd Festival della
Valle d’Itria. This baroque opera is a true feast for the senses, with
peaks of sheer poetry and a sense of wonder.
Director Fabio Ceresa was clearly inspired by the works of Gustav Klimt, both for the setting and the costumes. Conductor and Continuo Diego Fasolis leads the excellent Barocchisti ensemble with an elegant touch, and an unfailing ability to fully convey the music’s nuanced coloratura.
The production was very well received, with the cast highly praised by audience and critics alike. Sonia Prina proved highly convincing in the title role, both for the quality of her voice and for her outstanding acting skills - a true 'ba-rock star'. Lucia Cirillo (Alcina) was complimented by Bachtrack for her 'flawless coloratura and virtuosity in ornamentation', while Riccardo Novaro (Astolfo) displays a stylish poise and vocal warmth. The younger singers also contributed notable performances: Loriana Castellano, Konstantin Derri and Luigi Schifano (Bradamante, Medoro and Ruggiero respectively).
Outstanding cast includes Italian Baroque specialists contralto Sonia Prina, mezzo soprano Lucia Cirillo, baritone Riccardo Novaro, and two brilliant countertenors, Konstantin Derri and Luigi Schifano.
Filmed in HD
Video Format/ Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9
Audio Format: PCM 2.0 – Dolby digital
5.1 Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 – All regions
Recording date & place: July / August 2017 –Martina Franca, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Notes: Italian, English
Dynamic 2DVDs 37803
|Release Period||October 2018|