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Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso

Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso

Presented by Donald Macleod. On his triumphant return to Venice in 1727 as a composer and impresario, Vivaldi presented his 'heroico-magical drama', which tells the story of Orlando on the island of the sorceress Alcina, as a model for what opera should be. Corsican conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi re-assembles many of the stellar cast from his recent recording in this concert performance given at the 2007 Edinburgh International Festival.

Orlando ...... Sonia Prina (contralto)
Alcina ...... Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)
Angelica ...... Veronica Cangemi (soprano)
Ruggiero ...... Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Astolfo ...... Christian Senn (baritone)
Bradamante ...... Barbara Di Castri (contralto)
Medoro ...... Daniela Pini (mezzo-soprano)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor).

3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Sep 2007 18:30
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