G.F.Handel - Flavio


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Flavio comes from a fertile period in Handel's output, but despite the presence of Cuzzoni and Senesino, two of the most important and lauded singers of the day, it flopped when first presented in 1723. This is probably due to the fact that it's a comedy that turns tragic before ending happily--and London audiences simply couldn't get their heads around such a thing. Whatever the case, it contains aria after aria, with a duet thrown in--and each one is short, to the point, and always entertaining. The instrumental textures are never complex--and the rhythms, mostly upbeat, keep the opera moving at an almost sitcom pace. I won't go into the plot because it's not that hard to follow, but rest assured that this performance is dynamite.


contents:


CD 1
1 - Ouverture
2 - Act 1. Scene 1. Ricordati mio ben
3 - Act 1. Scene 2 et 3. Quanto dolci
4 - Act 1. Scene 4. Bel contento
5 - Act 1. Scene 5. Benchè povera donzella
6 - Act 1. Scene 6 et 7. Se a te vissi fidele
7 - Act 1. Scene 8. Di quel bel che m'innamora
8 - Act 1. Scene 9. Che bel contento sarette aurore
9 - Act 1. Scene 10 et 11. L'armellin vita non cura
10 - Act 1. Scene 12 et 13. Amante stravagante
11 - Act 2. Scene 1 à 3. Fato tiranno e crudo
12 - Act 2. Scene 4. S'egli ti chiede affetto
13 - Act 2. Scene 5. Paro si, ma non sò poi
14 - Act 2. Scene 6. Rompo i lacci


CD 2
1 - Act 2. Scene 7. Chi può mirare
2 - Act 2. Scene 8. Con un vezzo con un riso
3 - Act 2. Scene 9. Non credo instabile
4 - Act 2. Scene 10 et 11. Ma chi punir desio
5 - Act 3. Scene 1. De te parto
6 - Act 3. Scene 2
7 - Act 3. Scene 2. Starvi accento
8 - Act 3. Scene 3. Sirti, scogli, tempeste
9 - Act 3. Scene 4
10 - Act 3. Scene 4. Amor, nel mio penar
11 - Act 3. Scene 5 et 6
12 - Act 3. Scene 7. Ti perdono
13 - Act 3. Scene 8. E tu Vitige



Flavio: Jeffrey Gall, Countertenor
Guido: Derek Lee Ragin, Countertenor
Emilia: Lena Lootens, Soprano
Teodata: Bernarda Fink, Mezzo Soprano
Vitige: Christina Högman, Soprano
Ugone: Gianpaolo Fagotto, Tenor
Lotario: Ulrich Messthaler, Bass

Ensemble 415
dir. René Jacobs

3 commenti:

maha81 ha detto...

OMG thank u very much Bibixy , this opera is rare to find , good post

nothingterrible ha detto...

Dear Branle,

I cannot express the extent of my gratitude for your blog and the representation of the finest of the baroque era.

If you please, do you think it would be possible to see more Rameau? I recently heard a new recording of Nais and cannot get it out of my head.

Again, mille grazie.
All the best to you.

Regards,
Mashimarocam

nothingterrible ha detto...

Dear Branle,

I cannot express the extent of my gratitude for your blog and the representation of the finest of the baroque era.

If you please, do you think it would be possible to see more Rameau? I recently heard a new recording of Nais and cannot get it out of my head.

Again, mille grazie.
All the best to you.

Regards,
Mashimarocam