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

Simile arias appear in abundance, such as Arsilda’s Act 2, sc. Overall, this is a fine achievement; but how our traveller longs for the oasis of a love duet! The story is complex and wholly unbelievable. From SOMM recordings, specialists in British repertoire, comes this interesting new collection of other Elgar orchestral songs, sponsored by the Elgar Society.

Lisea and Tamese are the twin children of the queen of Cilicia. Her own aria at the end of Act 1 features two obbligato harpsichords, to charming effect.

Arsilda, regina di Ponto – Wikipedia

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. They may not be public domain elsewhere. Asilda, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication.

But a number of operas-some familiar, others forgotten-are neither of these.


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. Works by Chabrier, Poulenc, Ravel, Satie et al. Composition Artist Credits Arsilda, regina di Ponto.

Lucia Sciannimanico and Joseph Cornwell stand out in a uniformly good cast.

Sardelli is working on a critical edition of Arsilda for Istituto Antonio Vivaldi; in his authored excerpt in the liner notes, he points out his intention to implement both a musical and a musicological approach towards Vivaldi’s operas.

As it turns out, everything went smoothly. Reliant on a pair of twins for its main intrigue–one male and one female–the story opens with Lisea, disguised as her brother Tamese and posing as Vivladi, and Arsilda, engaged to be married to “Tamese.

Thanks to the efforts of Sardelli and Modo Antiquo, scholars, Vivaldi fans, arslda opera lovers in general now have an additional example of Vivaldi’s early operatic style.

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There is, vivalci, a relative dearth of recordings of his operas, and 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.

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Vivaldi Arsilda Regina di Ponto, RV700

Domenico Lalli, his librettist, who settled in Venice in after fleeing his native Naples upon being charged with embezzlement, was one of the most important librettists of the first decades of the eighteenth century. PDF typeset by Unknown Ram. Instead, they are fantastical, dealing with such things as the fairy vivzldi and sorcerers, or with the world of dreams.


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. As in previous recordings of songs by Wolf, Debussy and Poulenc, pianist Eugene Asti is her accompanist in Le Bal des Animauxa delightful collection of French songs about creatures of all sizes, from flea to elephant and from crayfish to dolphin.

The longest, at five minutes, is for Tamese: Le Bal des Animaux: Skip to main content.

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. Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. Send to a friend Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. Many of the arias employ striking instrumentation to help convey the sense of the text.

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