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Opera Matinee: Salieri's sparkling opera La Fiera di Venezia

A rare chance to hear one of Salieri's finest and sparkliest operas with an international cast of young singers and crack period instrument group L'Arte del Mondo.

A rare chance to hear one of Salieri's finest and sparkliest operas. La Fiera di Venezia, with an international cast of young singers and crack period instrument group L'Arte del Mondo in a performance recorded in May at this year's Schwetzingen Festival in Germany

The beautiful but low-born Falsirena tries ingenious ways of seducing Duke Ostrogoto, despite his engagement to a noblewoman: she poses successively as an unemployed opera singer, a French baroness and a German soap-seller against the background of the dazzling Venetian carnival

SALIERI - LA FIERA DI VENEZIA

Falsirena.....Francesa Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano)
Grifagno .....Furio Zanasi (baritone)
Calloandra .....Dilyara Idrisova (soprano)
Ostrogoto .....Krystian Adam (tenor)
Christallina .....Natalia Rubiś (soprano)
Rasoio .....Emanuele d'Aguanno (tenor)
Belfusto..... Giorgio Coaduro (baritone)
L'Arte del Mondo
L'Arte del Mondo Chorus
Werner Erhardt (music director)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Salieri

    La Fiera di Venezia Act I

    Singer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli. Singer: Krystian Adam. Ensemble: l’arte del mondo. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
  • Antonio Salieri

    La Fiera di Venezia Act II

    Singer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli. Singer: Krystian Adam. Ensemble: l’arte del mondo. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
  • Antonio Salieri

    La Fiera di Venezia Act III

    Singer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli. Singer: Krystian Adam. Ensemble: l’arte del mondo. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Knight in Armour, Op.8

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Piano Concerto in E flat, Op.3

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra.
    • Hyperion.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Dance of the Insects (Homage to the Queen)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.

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