Arsilda, Regina Di Ponto is Vivaldi’s fourth opera. First performed in at Teatro Sant’Angelo in Venice, its author’s ambition was to establish his nascent. Antonio Vivaldi composed Arsilda, Regina di Ponto for the Venetian theater of Sant’Angelo in the fall of While Vivaldi had, by its debut. Antonio Vivaldi – Arsilda, Regina di Ponto Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava – Václav Luks, David Radok, Lucile Richardot, Olivia.

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There is, therefore, a relative dearth of recordings of his operas, vvaldi any contribution is appreciated. Arsilda is a typical early eighteenth-century plot in its use of love intrigues, mistaken identities, and musical features such as simile arias. Arsilda, regina vvivaldi Ponto. Superlative Lohengrin from Bayreuth, The names of Belfast-born soprano Heather Harper and Kansas-born tenor James King may not resonate for younger music lovers, but they sure do for folks my age.

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Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures are extremely well-known, but many others are also worth hearing. They may not be public domain elsewhere. This recording features the Baroque orchestra of Modo Antiquo, an ensemble with particular expertise in the music of Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Vivaldi responded to this farrago with a succession of reasonably concise arias. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. A Florence Version of incomplete B Version of ?

As such, it perfectly encapsulates the contemporary Pier Jacopo Martello’s tongue-in-cheek satire of opera of the day, which argued that opera, in order to be entertaining, should avoid following Aristotelian rules of drama and instead feature favored scenic conventions, such as prison and sleep scenes.

Mary Macklem University of Central Florida. Naxos Arsildda not enabled. The story is complex and wholly unbelievable. They have also performed at many European early music festivals, including the Italian festival Opera Barga, for which this production of Arsilda was prepared vivaaldi Founded in under the direction of Sardelli, the group has made several recordings with Amadeus, cpo and Tactus, including the first complete recording of Vivaldi’s cantatas.


Simile arias appear in abundance, such as Arsilda’s Act 2, sc. While Vivaldi had, by its debut, been an important member of Venetian musical culture for over a decade as a violinist and composer, he had begun composing only three years earlier.

Her own aria at the end of Act 1 features two obbligato harpsichords, to charming effect. Thanks to the efforts of Sardelli and Modo Antiquo, scholars, Vivaldi fans, and opera lovers in general now have an additional example of Vivaldi’s early operatic style.

Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto – Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo | Credits | AllMusic

The translation of the libretto and notes stand up, ar. The libretto was by Domenico Lalli, who had provided the words for Ottone in Villa three years earlier, inand was to collaborate with Vivaldi on several later operas. On a visit to Pontus, Tamese and Barzane fall in love with Arsilda, she chooses Tamese, and the vivaaldi men fall out. While Vivaldi’s instrumental music has been widely known for some time, only in recent decades have his operas attracted such attention. Le Bal des Animaux: Overall, this is a fine achievement; but how our traveller longs for the oasis of a love duet!

Sardelli is working on a critical edition of Arsilda for Istituto Vuvaldi Vivaldi; in his authored excerpt in the liner notes, he points out his intention to implement both a ardilda and a musicological approach towards Vivaldi’s operas. The playing is light and airy and the speeds are well judged.

Arsilda, regina di Ponto, RV 700 (Vivaldi, Antonio)

In early OctoberGioachino Rossini summoned the librettist Gaetano Rossi to a villa owned by his wife, the soprano Isabella Colbran in Castenaso, just outside Bologna. Contents 1 Performances 1. Proof that new work, like good wine, needs to settle and mature to reveal its riches.

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Works by Chabrier, Poulenc, Ravel, Satie et al. While at times the sound quality of the recording could be more focused, with low frequencies at times overwhelming the vocal lines and occasionally making comprehension of the text difficult, the recording overall gives wonderful insight into Vivaldi’s characterizations and skill at both instrumental and vocal writing.

No part of this website may be reproduced entirely without expressed written permission. Arsilda employs several such scenarios, including a hunt that takes place in a verdant forest and a dungeon scene. Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. The music in this recording is based on the autograph of the work and is described as a “reconstruction of the original version” that emphasizes the first arias written rather than the composer’s later changes and additions for the performances.

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Modo Antiquo’s contibution is a quality recording, done on period instruments with highly competent singers. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. The true Tamese, meanwhile, is vivalsi as the palace gardener, and both Arsilda and Lisea have an unexplained attraction to him.

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