sexta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2008

Antonio Vivaldi - Farnace (RV 711)

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741).

Farnace (RV 711):

Farnace (Italian spelling for Pharnaces), is the title of several Baroque operas to the same libretto by Antonio Maria Lucchini. The libretto was initially set by Leonardo Vinci during 1724.

Farnace, with music by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741), received its first performance in 1727 at the San Angelo theater in Venice. Popular at the time, Vivaldi's Farnace slipped into oblivion until the last quarter of the 20th century when it emerged from obscurity.

The third Farnace was composed by Francesco Corselli (1705 - 1778) (who was born in France as François Courcelle). Corselli's Farnace received its debut in Madrid at the Royal Theater of the Buen Retiro in 1739. It slipped into oblivion and has generally remained there. Vivaldi's Farnace is now far and away the better known of the two.

1. Aria: "Gelido in ogni vena".

Le Concert des Nations.

Furio Zanasi (Baritono).

Dir. Jordi Savall.

Another fantastic interpretation !


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