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Johann Adolf Hasse: Artaserse
By Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani; Maria Grazia Schiavo; Sonia Prina; Franco Fagioli; Rosa Bove; Antonio Giovannini; Ensemble Barocco; Dell'Orchestra Internationale d'Italia; Corrado Rovaris; Gabriele Lavia. By Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783). Region: 0; Sound Type: PCM Stereo; Aspect Ratio: 16:9; MPAA Rating: NR. Classical. DVD. With Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Koran. Published by Naxos (NX.DYN-37715).
Item Number: NX.DYN-37715
A classic work of its genre and historical period, Artaserse was premiered in Venice in 1730 by the most famous singers of the day: Farinelli in the role of Arbace, Cuzzoni as Mandane and the castrato Nicolino as Artabano. It was a success for Hasse, who would, in 1740 and 1760, re-propose the same work in two different versions. Our DVD features the Venetian one, in world premiere. The cast is extraordinary, with the countertenor Franco Fagioli giving a great performance of the role that was Farinelli's. Fagioli easily goes up and down the extension of more than three octaves, maintaining a uniform timbre and remarkable power and resonance. Also stunning, is the aria "Pallido sole" sung by Sonia Prina.
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani; Antonio Giovannini; Corrado Rovaris; Franco Fagioli; Gabriele Lavia; Maria Grazia Schiavo; Rosa Bove; Sonia Prina.