Vivaldi, Chelleri & Ristori: Teatro Sant'Angelo / Charvet, Le Consort

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During the Carnival of Venice in 1637, a play ‘rappresentata in musica’ was opened to the public for the first time – a success. Opera was born and spread like wildfire. Venice had the largest number of theaters in the world. In 1677, the Teatro Sant’Angelo opened its doors on the campo of the same name. Tiny, chaotic, cheap and extremely productive, it was renowned for its musicians and its sets. This effervescence owes much to the figure of Vivaldi who, from 1705 onwards, regularly premiered his operas there and acted (with his father) as impresario. His own Arsilda, L’incoronazione di Dario and La verità in cimento triumphed there, but he also invited composers such as the young Fortunato Chelleri and Giovanni Alberto Ristori. The mezzo-soprano Adèle Charvet and her partners in Le Consort pay tribute to all these composers with a flamboyant program that mixes famous arias and world premieres – no fewer than twelve of them!

REVIEW:

Venice’s Sant’Angelo Theatre opened its doors to the public in 1677. Though never the grandest of the Serenissima’s opera houses, it nonetheless attracted important names, including Antonio Vivaldi. Alongside a selection of Vivaldi arias, this album includes a dozen first recordings unveiling other composers who trod the theater’s boards. Spanning the gamut of Baroque affects, the program contrasts frothy arias with tragic outpourings and displays of vocal fireworks.

Adèle Charvet dispatches the showpieces with agility and bravura, but her velvety voice is particularly well suited to the pathos arias which are eloquently articulated; just occasionally her vibrato wavers a little intrusively. She’s superbly supported by Ensemble Le Consort who, under the brilliant young violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte, perform with fire, passion and breathtaking virtuosity.

-- BBC Music Magazine



Product Description:


  • Release Date: April 14, 2023


  • Catalog Number: ALPHA938


  • UPC: 3760014199387


  • Label: Alpha


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Baroque


  • Composer: Michelangelo Gasparini, Fortunato Chelleri, Giovanni Alberto Ristori, Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Porta


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Consort


  • Performer: Adèle Charvet



Works:


  1. Rodomonte sdegnato: Il mio crudele amor

    Composer: Michelangelo Gasparini

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  2. Amalasunta: Astri aversi

    Composer: Fortunato Chelleri

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  3. Cleonice: Con favella de' pianti

    Composer: Giovanni Alberto Ristori

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  4. L'Olimpiade, RV 725, Act II: Siam navi all'onde algenti

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  5. Andromeda liberata, RV Anh. 117, Aria: Sovvente il sole

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  6. Un pazzo ne fà cento, ovvero Don Chisciotte: Su robusti

    Composer: Giovanni Alberto Ristori

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  7. Temistocle: Aspri rimorsi

    Composer: Giovanni Alberto Ristori

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  8. Arianna: Nell'onda chiara

    Composer: Fortunato Chelleri

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  9. Amalasunta: La navicella

    Composer: Giovanni Alberto Ristori

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  10. Cleonice: Quel pianto che vedi

    Composer: Giovanni Alberto Ristori

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  11. Trio Sonata in G Minor: I. Adagio

    Composer: Fortunato Chelleri

    Ensemble: Le Consort


  12. Arsilda, regina di Ponto, RV 700: Ah non so, se quel ch'io sento

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  13. La verita in cimento, RV 739: Con più diletto il mio Cupido

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  14. La verita in cimento, RV 739: Tu m'offendi

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  15. Cleonice: Qual crudo vivere

    Composer: Giovanni Alberto Ristori

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  16. L'incoronazione di Dario, RV 719: Quella bianca e tenerina

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)


  17. Patrona reverita

    Composer: Giovanni Porta

    Ensemble: Le Consort

    Performer: Adèle Charvet (Mezzo-Soprano)