"Bellini calls for a mezzo-soprano in the male lead role. Vivica Genaux is Romeo in Biondi’s production with Europa Galante (made in Rieti) and she is joined by Valentina Farcas as Giulietta and supported by Davide Giusti (Tebaldo), Fabrizio Beggi (Lorenzo) and Ugo Guagliardo (Capellio). Fabio Biondi clearly aspires for his version of I Capuleti e i Montecchi to allow listeners to discover new details in and new perspectives on the musical score. In his notes he talks about his careful attention to questions of original acoustical conditions for an opera like this, how modern-day orchestral sizes are much larger than in Bellini’s time, the particular importance of score markings, and tempi choices." (Glossa release notes)
Sémélé: Shannon Mercer Dorine: Bénédicte Tauran La Grande Prêtresse de Bacchus: Jaël Azzaretti Junon: Hjördis Thébault Adraste: Anders J. Dahlin Jupiter: Thomas Dolié Mercure: Lisandro Abadie Cadmus: Marc Labonnette
Le Concert Spirituel Hervé Niquet
Registrazione del 2007
*L'edizione nuova contiene una presentazione diversa. La registrazione è uguale.
A collection focusing on historical singers in rare recordings - mostly in the form of “portrayals”. The singers featured here are the ones who have made opera legendary. Hence the name “Il Mito dell’Opera” - “Legendary Opera”
This series features rarely performed operas, symphonic music and chamber works. Many of these recordings were world première recordings. Hence the title “Novità del Passato” – they are all “News from the Past”.
This series offers complete recordings - always live, and always from the golden age. It is, obviously, the continuation of our series “The Golden Age of Opera” which has been very popular among aficionados.