Mayr: Medea in Corinto

Oehms: OC933

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Mayr: Medea in Corinto

Label:

Oehms

Catalogue No:

OC933

Discs:

2

Release date:

17th May 2010

Barcode:

4260034869332

Length:

2 hours 38 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Mayr: Medea in Corinto


Wojtek Gierlach (Creonte), Lawrence Brownlee (Egeo), Elzbieta Szmytka (Medea), Mark Milhofer (Giasone), Evelyn Pollock (Creusa), Carlos Petruzziello (Tideo), Fiqerete Ymeraj (Ismene), Andrés de Castilla (Evandro)

Orchestra, Symphony Chorus & Opera Chorus of the Theater St. Gallen, David Stern

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This is Mayr’s most successful opera and this is the first available recording, performed from the new critical edition recently published by Ricordi. This is a live recording from the Theater of St. Gallen. The performance received great international acclaim and was considered to be a breakthrough for this long-forgotten work.

Johann Simon Mayr: Medea in Corinto

Act I: Overture

Act I Scene 1: Introduzione: Perche temi? A te l'amante (Handmaidens, Creusa) - Scene 2: Principessa, a te corriamo (Evandro, Corinthians, Creonte, Creusa, Handmaidens, All)

Act I Scene 3: Marcia - Aria: Di gloria all'invito (Giasone, Corinthians)

Act I Scene 5: Aria: Come! … Sen riede, e il passo (Medea) - Fermati! E ascolta (Corinthians, Medea) - Scene 7: Son sola (Medea)

Act I Scene 8: Duet: Cedi al destin, Medea (Giasone, Medea)

Act I Scene 10: Aria: Alfine io vi riveggo (Egeo)

Act I Scene 12: Finale Primo: Dolce figliuol d'Urania (Priests, Maidens, Corinthians)

Act II Scene 1: Amiche, cingete (Handmaidens, Corinthians, All)

Act II Scene 5: Aria: Ogni piacer e spento (Medea, Subterranean Voices)

Act II Scene 8: Sembra che alfine secondi (Creusa, Giasone) - Scene 9: Duet: Creusa, idolo mio. Meco dividi (Giasone, Creusa)

Act II Scene 10: Aria: Avverse, inique stelle (Egeo)

Act II Scene 10: Duet: Ma qual fioco rumor! … Pallida luce (Egeo) - Scene 11: Egeo! Prence … (Medea, Egeo)

Act II Scene 12: Aria: Grazie, nume d'amore! E alfin compito (Giasone)

Act II Scene 15: Ismene … o cara Ismene! (Medea, Ismene, Voices)

Act II Scene 17: Finale Secondo: Era tua sposa: ah! Trucida (Corinthians, Giasone, Creonte) - Scene 18: Ah! Signor … (Giasone, Creonte) - Scene 19: Gran periglio … (Evandro, Tideo) - Last Scene: Dov'e Medea? (Egeo, Creonte, Giasone, The Others, Medea)

Gramophone Magazine

Awards Issue 2010

“Best among the soloists are Evelyn Pollock's nimble, sweet-toned Creusa...and Lawrence Brownlee's Egeo, pleasingly Italianate of tone and negotiating his vertiginous coloratura with skill and style...the individual instrumentalists excel in their many solos, while David Stern shows a sure command of theatrical pacing.”

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