Hasse: Artaserse / Giustiniani, Rovaris

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A classic work of its genre and historical period, Artaserse was premièred in Venice in 1730 by the most famous singers of the day: Farinelli in the role of Arbace, Cuzzoni as Mandane and the castrato Nicolino as Artabano. It was a success for Hasse, who would, in 1740 and 1760, repropose the same work in two different versions. Our DVD features the Venetian version, in world première. The cast is extraordinary, with the countertenor Franco Fagioli giving a great performance of the role that was Farinelli's. Fagioli easily goes up and down the extension of more than three octaves, maintaining a uniform timbre and remarkable power and resonance. Also stunning, is the aria "Pallido sole" sung by Sonia Prina.

Video Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Format: PCM 2.0
Sung In: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region Code: 0 (All Regions)
Duration: 189 min.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: February 26, 2016

  • UPC: 8007144377151

  • Catalog Number: DYN-37715

  • Label: Dynamic

  • Number of Discs: 2

  • Composer: Johann Adolf Hasse

  • Conductor: Corrado Rovaris

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Barocco Of The Orchestra Internazionale D'italia

  • Performer: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, Antonio Giovannini, Franco Fagioli, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Rosa Bove, Sonia Prina