Alessandro Scarlatti: Rosinda Ed Emireno

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In the year 2009 Daniela Dolci discovered an interesting opera with obbligato cornett arias in the Austrian National Library that had been listed as a...

In the year 2009 Daniela Dolci discovered an interesting opera with obbligato cornett arias in the Austrian National Library that had been listed as a work by Giacomo Perti; with her ensemble Musica Fiorita, she gave concertante performances of the arias of the protagonists Rosinda and Emireno. After this, it turned out that not Perti, but Alessandro Scarlatti is the composer of this opera. The opera, premiered in Naples in 1697, is set in the city of Memphis in an idealised Egypt. The plot - as is usual for operas of this period - is quite intricate and complicated. Various love relationships and hardships connect the protagonists, with the conflict over the Egyptian throne being argued out at the same time. The arias are musically appealing, especially due to the use of a cornett (played by Bork-Frithjof Smith with virtuosity and beauty of tone). This instrument had in fact been long out of fashion at the time when the opera was composed, but its timbre is ideal for highly emotional, expressive passages. The countertenor Alex Potter interprets the female protagonist Rosinda in a lyrical, elegiac manner, whilst the soprano Alice Borciani lends brilliance to the role of Emireno with her flawless high range. The recording includes all the arias of these two figures, supplemented by another aria with obbligato cornett that was indeed composed by Perti, as well as several instrumental sonatas of Giovanni Legrenzi.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: July 29, 2014


  • UPC: 7619990103030


  • Catalog Number: PC10303


  • Label: Pan Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Legrenzi


  • Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Fiorita


  • Performer: Alex Potter, Alice Borciani



Works:


  1. Penelope la Casta: Aria. Va scherzando

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  2. Trio Sonatas (4), for 2 violins & continuo, Op. 8

    Composer: Giovanni Legrenzi

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  3. L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Pene, catene

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  4. L'Emireno: Aria. Non pianger solo dolce usignuolo

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  5. L'Emireno: Aria. Se il mio bel sole cieco mi vuole

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  6. L'Emireno: Duetto. Già sai che pianta è quella

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani, Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  7. L'Emireno: Recitativo & Duetto. Ti stancherai

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani, Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  8. L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Senti, senti ch'io moro

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  9. L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Chi dice che l'amor

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  10. L'Emireno: Aria. Labbra gradite

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  11. L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Povere mie catene

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  12. L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Vieni, ferma ò gelosia

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  13. L'Emireno: Aria. Fieri numi

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  14. L'Emireno: Recitativo & Aria. Il non chiedo

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  15. L'Emireno: Aria. Si, si fedel ti sarò

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alice Borciani

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci


  16. L'Emireno: Aria. Delitia è la mia pena

    Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

    Ensemble: Musica Fiorita

    Performer: Alex Potter

    Conductor: Daniela Dolci