Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade

This page lists all recordings of L'Olimpiade, by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-36) on CD, DVD & Blu-ray. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Pergolesi Symphonies

Pergolesi Symphonies


Pergolesi:

Lo frate ‘nnamorato

L'Olimpiade

Salustia

Piccolo sinfonia in E flat major

Flaminio

Sinfonia in F major

Adriano in Siria

Sinfonia in B flat major

Il prigionier superbo


Orchestra da Camera di Santa Cecilia, Alessio Vlad

Arts - 473472

(CD)

$10.25

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Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade

Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade

Live Recording From The Teatro Valeria Moriconi, Jesi, 2011


Raul Gimenez (Clistene), Lyubov Petrova (Aristea), Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (Argene), Jennifer Rivera (Licida), Sofia Soloviy (Megacle)

Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi (conductor) & Italo Nunziata (director)

With Olimpiade the famous poet Metastasio created one of the most popular librettos of the 18th century. It was set to music by over 60 baroque and classical composers including Vivaldi, Caldara, Hasse, Cimarosa and Donizetti. Pergolesi’s composition from 1735 was one of the earliest adaptations.

In the 2011 Jesi production of L’Olimpiade a large part of the auditorium is taken up by a cross-shaped platform. This is where the characters of the drama are introduced, where they elaborate their plans and express their innermost feelings, their sufferings and hopes, while the supreme ritual of the ancient Greek world, the Olympic Games, is celebrated on a distant stage: that event upon which their lives – and all prospects of happiness or otherwise – depend.

L’Olimpiade stars a superb cast of young singers, especially to be named are the ladies in the leading roles – Lyubov Petrova, Yetzabel Arias Fernández, Jennifer Rivera and Sofi a Soloviy – as well as famous Raúl Giménez in the role of King Clistene.

Alessandro De Marchi has been involved in the interpretation of early music for a long time. His orchestra, specialized on the interpretation of baroque and classical compositions on period instruments, Academia Montis Regalis, was also involved in this project.

“It is hard to imagine a happier or more enthralling presentation of [Pergolesi’s] ‘Olimpiade’ ... more natural in the theater than one would think possible.” La Stampa

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1 (DVD)

PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master

Format: DVD 9 & DVD 5 / NTSC, 50 GB (Dual Layer)

Subtitle Languages: IT (Original Language), GB, DE, FR, ES, JP, Korean

Running Time: 170 mins

“an astonishingly vital, stirring experience...thanks to the inspired advocacy of Alessandro de Marchi and his superb Accademia Montis Regalis, one quickly appreciates the composer's widened dramatic range and command of an Italianate gift for lyrical characterisation.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2013 ****

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

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Arthaus Musik - 101650

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

Normally: $42.25

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Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade

Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade

Live Recording From The Teatro Valeria Moriconi, Jesi, 2011


Raul Gimenez (Clistene), Lyubov Petrova (Aristea), Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (Argene), Jennifer Rivera (Licida), Sofia Soloviy (Megacle)

Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi (conductor) & Italo Nunziata (director)

With Olimpiade the famous poet Metastasio created one of the most popular librettos of the 18th century. It was set to music by over 60 baroque and classical composers including Vivaldi, Caldara, Hasse, Cimarosa and Donizetti. Pergolesi’s composition from 1735 was one of the earliest adaptations.

In the 2011 Jesi production of L’Olimpiade a large part of the auditorium is taken up by a cross-shaped platform. This is where the characters of the drama are introduced, where they elaborate their plans and express their innermost feelings, their sufferings and hopes, while the supreme ritual of the ancient Greek world, the Olympic Games, is celebrated on a distant stage: that event upon which their lives – and all prospects of happiness or otherwise – depend.

L’Olimpiade stars a superb cast of young singers, especially to be named are the ladies in the leading roles – Lyubov Petrova, Yetzabel Arias Fernández, Jennifer Rivera and Sofi a Soloviy – as well as famous Raúl Giménez in the role of King Clistene.

Alessandro De Marchi has been involved in the interpretation of early music for a long time. His orchestra, specialized on the interpretation of baroque and classical compositions on period instruments, Academia Montis Regalis, was also involved in this project.

“It is hard to imagine a happier or more enthralling presentation of [Pergolesi’s] ‘Olimpiade’ ... more natural in the theater than one would think possible.” La Stampa

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1 (DVD)

PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master

Audio 5.1 (Blu-ray)

Picture Format: 16:9, 1080i FULL HD

Format: DVD 9 & DVD 5 / NTSC, 50 GB (Dual Layer)

Subtitle Languages: IT (Original Language),

GB, DE, FR, ES, JP, Korean

Running Time: 170 mins

“an astonishingly vital, stirring experience...thanks to the inspired advocacy of Alessandro de Marchi and his superb Accademia Montis Regalis, one quickly appreciates the composer's widened dramatic range and command of an Italianate gift for lyrical characterisation.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2013 ****

“Some of the best singing in the opera comes from the mezzo Jennifer Rivera...Gimenez has tremendous presence onstage in this DVD. Even with his old-school, vibrato-rich delivery, his recitatives come across with real dignity...It is elegantly conducted by De Marchi with the first-class instrumentalists of Academic Montis Regalis.” International Record Review, June 2013

Blu-ray Disc

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Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade

Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade


Raffaella Milanesi (Aristea), Ann-Beth Solvang (Argene), Olga Pasichnyk (Megacle), Jennifer Rivera (Licida), Martin Oro (Alcandro), Jeffrey Francis (Clistene), Markus Brutscher (Aminta)

Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi

The first complete and unabridged recording of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s operatic masterpiece, as well as the world-premiere recording on period instruments, undertaken by the critically acclaimed 2010 production from the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, known as the “Bayreuth of Baroque Opera”. In his all too brief career Pergolesi, who died in 1736 aged only 26, set the course for 18th century opera. His works, especially L’Olimpiade, which was first performed in 1735, introduced a new and sentimental tone to the opera stage. Based on one of the most popular subject matters of opera seria, Pergolesi’s masterpiece L’Olimpiade offers a drama of love and intrigue coupled with highly virtuoso singing. Presenting Italian conductor Alessandro de Marchi, one of the most sought-after Early Music specialists, and a stunning cast of top-league international Baroque singers.

“The opera stretches to close on four hours, but this pacy, expertly sung performance highlights Pergolesi’s deft orchestral touch and the thrill he could ignite through his virtuoso treatment of the voice.” The Telegraph, 19th May 2011 ****

“As the Olympics approach, there will be plenty of revivals of Games-related dramas (Garsington promises a Vivaldi opera next year), and this big three-acter by Pergolesi –, best known for his small comic pieces – leads the field. ...The performance from Innsbruck is sparky, the music charming” The Observer, 29th March 2011

“It's an opera full of fine arias: some in Pergolesi's characteristically simple, pared-down style; some ambitiously heroic; some delvingly introspective: the singers here rise to the challenge impressively...the fact that this is live music-making means that we do benefit from a freer way with the ornamental intensification of da capos and properly acted recitatives...the cast is excellent and has no weak links.” International Record Review, July 2011

“Academia Montis Regalis deliver a vivid interpretation that advocates Pergolesi as a musical dramatist of greater versatility and imagination than most of us will have hitherto suspected.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2011

Deutsche HM - 88697807712

(CD - 3 discs)

$34.50

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Tutto Pergolesi: The Complete Opera Edition

Tutto Pergolesi: The Complete Opera Edition

Live Recordings from The Pergolesi Festival, Jesi


Pergolesi:

Il prigionier superbo

Antonio Lozano (Sostrate), Maria Rodrìguez Cusì (Rosmene), Marina de Liso (Metalce), Ruth Rosique (Ericlea), Marina Comparato (Viridate), Giacinta Nicotra (Micisda)

Accademia Barocca de I Virtuosi Italiani, Corrado Rovaris (conductor) & Henning Brockhaus (stage director)

La Serva Padrona

Alessandra Marianelli (Serpina), Carlo Lepore (Uberto), Jean Meningue (Vespone)

Accademia Barocca de I Virtuosi Italiani, Corrado Rovaris (conductor) & Henning Brockhaus (stage director)

Flaminio

Live Recording from The Teatro Valeria Moriconi, Jesi 2010

Juan Francisco Gatell (Polidoro), Laura Polverelli (Flaminio), Marina De Liso (Giustina), Sonia Yoncheva (Agata) & Serena Malfi (Ferdinando)

Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone (conductor) & Michal Znaniecki (stage director)

La Salustia

Live Recording from The Teatro G.B. Pergolesi, Jesi 2011

Vittorio Prato (Marziano), Serena Malfi (Salustia), Laura Polverelli (Giulia), Florin Cezar Ouatu (Alessandro) & Giacinta Nicotra (Albina)

Accademia Barocca De I Musici Italiani, Corrado Rovaris (conductor) & Juliette Deschamps (stage director)

L'Olimpiade

Live Recording From The Teatro Valeria Moriconi, Jesi, 2011

Raul Gimenez (Clistene), Lyubov Petrova (Aristea), Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (Argene), Jennifer Rivera (Licida), Sofia Soloviy (Megacle)

Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi (conductor) & Italo Nunziata (director)

Lo frate ‘nnamorato

Live Recording from The Teatro G. B. Pergolesi, Jesi, 2011

Nicola Alaimo (Marcaniello), Elena Belfiore (Ascanio), Patrizia Biccirè (Nena), Jurgita Adamonyte (Nina), Barbara Di Castri (Luggrezia), David Alegret (Carlo), Laura Cherici (Vannella), Rosa Bove (Cardella), Filippo Morace (Don Pietro)

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (conductor) & Willy Landin (stage director)

Adriano in Siria

Pergolesi Spring Festival, Jesi, Ancona

Marina Comparato (Adriano), Lucia Cirillo (Emirena), Annamaria Dell’Oste (Farnaspe), Nicole Heaston (Sabina), Stefano Ferrari (Osroa) & Francesca Lombardi (Aquilio Tribuno)

Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone (conductor) & Ignacio García (director)

Livietta e Tracollo


Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1 / + DTS 5.1 (Adriano in Siria)

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: 8 x DVD 9 & 4 x DVD 5 / NTSC

Languages: IT (Original Language), GB, DE, FR, ES + KOR (excl. Adriano in Siria)

Running Time: 1065 mins + 12 mins

Bonus (Adriano in Siria)

FSK: 0

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Opera Sale - up to 50% off

Arthaus Musik - 107538

(DVD Video - 12 discs)

Normally: $120.75

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