Veracini: Adriano en Siria

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Veracini: Adriano en Siria


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24th Nov 2014




2 hours 52 minutes


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Veracini: Adriano en Siria

recorded live at the Wiener Konzerthaus

Sonia Prina (Adriano), Ann Hallenberg (Farnaspe), Roberta Invernizzi (Emirena), Romina Basso (Sabina), Lucia Cirillo (Idalma), Ugo Guagliardo (Osroa)

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi

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Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768) is today best known as an eccentric violin virtuoso and composer of instrumental music, but he has also successfully operated as an opera composer during his time in London. His first opera Adriano in Siria was created in 1735 for the London Opera of Nobility, the rival company to Handel's opera troupe.

The company had only a few years earlier (including the soprano castrato Senesino and Francesca Cuzzoni) poached all Farinelli. Veracini's Adriano in Siria is, in every respect, a spectacular and fascinating opera. The recording of Fabio Biondi and an appropriate illustrious singers ensemble is based on a highly successful concert performance series of the work at the Vienna Konzerthaus in 2013, which brought alive again the spectacular opera event of 1735.

Francesco Maria Veracini: Adriano in Siria, Act I

Act I: Overture

Act I Scene 1: Vivi a noi (Chorus)

Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Valorosi compagni (Adriano)

Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Nel di, che Roma adora (Farnaspe, Osroa, Adriano)

Act I Scene 1: Aria: Dal labbro (Adriano)

Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Comprendesti (Osroa, Farnaspe)

Act I Scene 2: Aria: Gia presso (Farnaspe)

Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Dalla man del nemico (Osroa)

Act I Scene 3: Aria: Sprezza il furor (Osroa)

Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Ah se con (Idalma, Emirena)

Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Costanza (Adriano, Farnaspe, Emirena)

Act I Scene 5: Aria: Parto, si, bella tiranna (Farnaspe)

Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Sposo, Augusto (Sabina, Adriano)

Act I Scene 6: Aria: E' vero che oppresso (Adriano)

Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Idalma, io non intendo (Sabina, Idalma, Emirena)

Act I Scene 7: Aria: Prigioniera abbandonata (Emirena)

Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Tentiam la nostra sorte (Sabina, Idalma)

Act I Scene 8: Aria: Per punir l'ingrato amante (Idalma)

Act I Scene 9: Accompagnato: Io piango (Sabina)

Act I Scene 9: Aria: Numi, se giusti siete (Sabina)

Act I: Sinfonia

Act I Scene 10: Recitative: Feroci Parti (Osroa, Farnaspe)

Act I Scene 11: Recitative: E nessuno sa dirmi (Sabina, Idalma, Adriano)

Act I Scene 12: Recitative: Farnaspe! (Farnaspe, Emirena)

Act I Scene 12: Aria: Ascolta idolo mio (Farnaspe)

Act I Scene 13: Recitative: Se ver (Emirena)

Act I Scene 13: Aria: Un lampo di speranza (Emirena)

Adriano in Siria, Act II

Act II: Sinfonia

Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Stelle! (Emirena, Sabina)

Act II Scene 1: Aria: Per te d'eterni allori (Emirena)

Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Emirena mio ben (Sabina, Adriano, Idalma)

Act II Scene 2: Aria: Ah, ingrato (Sabina)

Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Udisti Idalma? (Adriano, Idalma)

Act II Scene 3: Aria: La ragion (Adriano)

Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Tolleranza mio cor (Idalma)

Act II Scene 4: Aria: Saggio guerriero (Idalma)

Act II Scene 5: Recitative: Ecco la sposa tua (Emirena, Sabina, Farnaspe)

Act II Scene 5: Aria: Quel ruscelletto (Farnaspe)

Act II Scene 6: Recitative: Ferma (Emirena, Farnaspe)

Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Fra l'ombre (Osroa, Farnaspe, Emirena)

Act II Scene 8: Recitative: Fermati (Farnaspe, Adriano, Osroa, Emirena)

Act II Scene 8: Aria: Tutti nemici (Adriano)

Act II Scene 9: Recitative: O padre (Emirena, Osroa, Farnaspe)

Act II Scene 9: Aria: Quell'amplesso (Emirena)

Act II Scene 10: Recitative: Almen tutto (Osroa, Farnaspe)

Act II Scene 10: Aria: Se mai piagato (Osroa)

Act II Scene 11: Recitative: Come resiste (Farnaspe)

Act II Scene 11: Aria: Amor, dover, rispetto (Farnaspe)

Adriano in Siria, Act III

Act III: Sinfonia

Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Come? (Sabina, Idalma)

Act III Scene 1: Aria: Digli ch'e un infedele (Sabina)

Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Io la trama (Idalma)

Act III Scene 2: Aria: Piu bella (Idalma)

Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Che si chiede da me? (Osroa, Adriano)

Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Bellissima Emirena (Emirena, Osroa, Adriano)

Act III Scene 4: Aria: Va', superbo (Adriano)

Act III Scene 5: Recitative: Figlia (Osroa, Emirena)

Act III Scene 5: Aria: Non ritrova un'alma forte (Osroa)

Act III Scene 6: Recitative: Misera (Farnaspe, Emirena)

Act III Scene 6: Aria: Quel cor (Emirena)

Act III Scene 7: Recitative: Tenerezze (Farnaspe)

Act III Scene 7: Aria: Son sventurato (Farnaspe)

Act III Scene 8: Recitative: Sabina (Adriano, Idalma, Sabina)

Act III Scene 8: Duet: Prendi, o cara (Adriano, Sabina)

Act III Scene 9: Recitative: Ah, Cesare pieta! (Emirena, Farnaspe, Adriano, Sabina)

Act III Scene 9: Sempre, o felice giorno (Chorus)

Gramophone Magazine

February 2015

“This live Vienna Konzerthaus recording crackles along with theatrical conviction; Europa Galante obviously relish strongly contrasted sequences of arias that are rich in virtuoso detail and pack plenty of theatrical punch...whether flashy or tender, Hallenberg's magnificent singing takes no prisoners.”

BBC Music Magazine

June 2015


“Biondi reveals the score's potential with perfect pacing, breathless silences and towering affective climaxes, leaving you wanting more even after three hours...Hallenberg delivers peak-career bravura...Cuzzoni-style pathos is ravishingly executed by Roberta Invernizzi with richness of timbre and grace of extemporisation...[Prina] personifies dignity, commanding outrageous passagi with almost scornful ease.”

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