The Vivaldi Edition - Vol. 41 - Ottone in villa - Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - 2010 (2 CD, FLAC)

The Vivaldi Edition – Vol. 41 – Ottone in villa – Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini – 2010 (2 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2 CD
Format: FLAC (image +.cue)
Label: Naïve
Size: 665.1 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes (cover)
Server: rapidgator

The Vivaldi Edition – Vol. 41 /
Ottone in villa, RV 729 – Opere Teatrali vol. 14 (2010)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

CD1

Sinfonia

01. Allegro 2’33
02. Larghetto 0’54
03. [Allegro] 0’38

Atto primo

04. Scena 1 [Cleonilla] Recitativo 1’21
05. Scena 1 [Cleonilla] Aria Quanto m’alletta 4’09
06. Scena 2 [Cleonilla, Caio] Recitativo 0’45
07. Scena 2 [Caio] Aria Sole degl’occhi miei 3’21
08. Scena 2 [Cleonilla, Caio] Recitativo 0’12
09. Scena 3 [Ottone, Caio, Cleonilla] Recitativo 2’18
10. Scena 3 [Cleonilla] Aria Caro bene 1’42
11. Scena 4 [Ottone, Caio] Recitativo 0’48
12. Scena 4 [Ottone] Aria Par tormento 2’49
13. Scena 5 [Caio, Tullia] Recitativo 2’18
14. Scena 5 [Caio] Aria Chi seguir vuol la costanza 2’51
15. Scena 6 [Tullia] Recitativo 0’44
16. Scena 6 [Tullia] Aria Con l’amor di donna amante 2’44
17. Scena 7 [Ottone, Cleonilla, Decio] Recitativo 1’22
18. Scena 7 [Ottone] Aria Frema pur 4’25
19. Scena 8 [Cleonilla, Tullia, Decio] Recitativo 0’58
20. Scena 8 [Decio] Aria Il tuo pensiero è lusinghiero 2’32
21. Scena 9 [Cleonilla, Tullia] Recitativo 2’47
22. Scena 9 [Cleonilla] Aria Che fè, che amor 2’01
23. Scena 10 [Caio, Tullia] Recitativo 0’32
24. Scena 10 [Tullia] Aria Sì, sì, deggio partir 2’10
25. Scena 11 [Caio] Recitativo 0’30
26. Scena 11 [Caio] Aria Gelosia 3’16

Atto secondo

27. Scena 1 [Decio, Ottone] Recitativo 1’54
28. Scena 1 [Ottone] Aria Come l’onda 2’58
29. Scena 2 [Decio, Caio] Recitativo 1’04
30. Scena 2 [Decio] Aria Che giova il trono al Re 3’10
31. Scena 3 [Caio, Tullia] Recitativo 2’25
32. Scena 3 [Caio, Tullia (eco)] Aria L’ombre, l’aure, e ancora il rio 7’02
33. Scena 4 [Tullia, Caio] Recitativo 0’27
34. Scena 4 [Caio] Aria Su gl’occhi del tuo ben 2’20
35. Scena 5 [Tullia] Recitativo 0’28
36. Scena 5 [Tullia] Aria Due tiranni ho nel mio core 4’31

CD2

01. Scena 6 [Cleonilla, Caio] Recitativo 1’09
02. Scena 6 [Caio] Aria Leggi almeno, tiranna infedele 5’35
03. Scena 7 [Cleonilla, Ottone] Recitativo 2’58
04. Scena 7 [Cleonilla] Aria Tu vedrai 3’02
05. Scena 8 [Decio, Cleonilla, Ottone] Recitativo 0’32
06. Scena 8 [Cleonilla] Aria Povera fedeltà 2’11
07. Scena 9 [Decio, Ottone] Recitativo 0’31
08. Scena 9 [Decio] Aria Ben talor favella il Cielo 2’43
09. Scena 10 [Ottone, Caio] Recitativo 1’52
10. Scena 10 [Ottone] Aria Compatisco il tuo fiero tormento 4’39
11. Scena 11 [Caio] Recitativo 0’34
12. Scena 11 [Caio] Aria Io sembro appunto 3’14
13. Scena 12 [Tullia] Recitativo 0’44
14. Scena 12 [Tullia] Aria Misero spirto mio 4’25

Atto terzo

15. Scena 1 [Decio, Ottone] Recitativo 0’45
16. Scena 1 [Ottone] Aria Tutto sprezzo, e trono, e impero 2’28
17. Scena 2 [Decio] Recitativo 0’47
18. Scena 2 [Decio] Aria L’esser amante 3’45
19. Scena 3 [Cleonilla, Caio] Recitativo 0’24
20. Scena 3 [Cleonilla] Aria No, per te non ho più amor 1’59
21. Scena 4 [Tullia, Caio, Cleonilla] Recitativo 1’19
22. Scena 4 [Caio] Aria Guarda in quest’occhi 4’19
23. Scena 5 [Tullia, Cleonilla] Recitativo 0’47
24. Scena 5 [Tullia] Aria Che bel contento 1’48
25. Scena 6 [Caio, Cleonilla] Recitativo 0’36
26. Scena ultima [Ottone, Decio, Cleonilla, Caio, Tullia] Recitativo 3’42
27. Scena ultima [Ottone, Decio, Cleonilla, Caio, Tullia] Coro Grande è il contento 0’48

Opere Teatrali vol.14

OTTONE IN VILLA, RV 729
Dramma per musica in tre atti
Libretto di Domenico Lalli
Vicenza, Teatro delle Grazie, 1713
Edizione a cura di Eric Cross
Consulente musicale, cadenze e variazioni: Sergio Ciomei

Sonia Prina (Ottone -contralto-)
Julia Lezhneva
(Caio Silio -soprano-)
Verónica Cangemi
(Cleonilla -soprano-)
Roberta Invernizzi
(Tullia -soprano-)
Topi Lehtipuu
(Decio -tenore-)

Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini
(flauto & direttore)

Recording Date: May, 2010
Recording Location: Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes, Valladolid, Spain
Release Date: January 25, 2011

AllMusic Review by Stephen Eddins

Vivaldi’s first opera, Ottone in Villa (loosely, Ottone’s Vacation), is something of an anomaly in the composer’s output of largely tragic, heroic works: a pastoral comedy. Written in 1713 when the composer was 35, Ottone demonstrates Vivaldi’s instinctive grasp of the operatic form and his gifts for characterization and dramatic development. Naïve continues its admirable series, The Vivaldi Edition, with this outstanding recording of the opera, a real gem. Giovanni Antonini leads Il Giardino Armonico, which plays with gleaming transparency. The performance is wonderfully lively and the opera’s dancing energy is conveyed with high spirits and humor. Vivaldi is not a composer usually associated with comedy, so Ottone surprises with its wealth of delightful, sly wit. The cast Antonini has assembled seems to be made up entirely of natural comedians; every role is strongly and lovingly delineated, but soprano Roberta Invernizzi in particular stands out for the almost manic humor she beings to the character of Tullia. All of the roles are written for coloraturas, and the soloists are simply dazzling in the sheer sensuous beauty of their voices and their effortless mastery of Vivaldi’s daunting and extravagantly ornamented vocal lines; this is a dream cast for the opera. There is only one male role, Decio, written for a tenor and executed with clarity and grace by Topi Lehtipuu. The soprano role of Caio Silio was written for a castrato, and it is sung here by Julia Lezhneva. The part might have had more verisimilitude if it had been taken by a counter tenor, but given how sumptuous Lezhneva’s voice is, it would be ungrateful to complain. As the Emperor Ottone, a part that was actually originally conceived for a female contralto, Sonia Prina comes across as impressively testosterone-driven and her voice is notable both for its substance and its agility. Soprano Verónica Cangemi, as Cleonilla, sings with simply radiant loveliness. Naïve’s sound is characteristically clean, clear, and warmly ambient, but doesn’t do much to create a sense of theatrical space.

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