St Petersburg, Mariinsky II

Cecilia Bartoli. From Venice to St Petersburg

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)
The orchestra I Barocchisti
Conductor: Diego Fasolis

Antonio Vivaldi
Overture to the opera Farnace
Gelosia, tu gia rendi l’alma mia, Caio’s aria from the opera Ottone in villa
Sol da te, mio dolce amore, Ruggiero’s aria from the opera Orlando furioso
Agitata da due venti, Costanza’s aria from the opera Griselda
Concerto for strings in G major Alla rustica, RV 151
Gelido in ogni vena, Farnace’s aria from the opera Farnace
Sventurata navicella, Leocasta’s aria from the opera Giustino

Hermann Raupach
March from the opera Alceste
Idu na smert, Alceste’s aria from the opera Alceste
O placido il mare, Laodice’s aria form the opera Siroe, re di Persia

Baldassare Galuppi
Overture to the opera Ifigenia in Tauride

Francesco Araia
Pastor che a notte ombrosa, Demetrio’s aria from the opera Seleuco

Johann Adolf Hasse
Overture to the opera La clemenza di Tito
Se mai senti spirarti sul volto, Sesto’s aria from the same opera
Vò disperato a morte, Sesto’s aria from the same opera

Francesco Araia
Overture to the opera Bellerofonte

Nicola Porpora
Nobil onda, Adelaide’s aria from the opera Adelaide


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About the performers

The ensemble I Barocchisti is internationally acclaimed as a leading exponent of period instrument performance. Under the direction of Diego Fasolis, the ensemble has successfully recorded several concerts and productions. Furthermore, it has consistently worked with leading international soloists, including, among others, Philippe Jaroussky and Julia Lezhneva (Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Erato) as well as Maurice Steger (Vivaldi Concertos, Harmonia Mundi). In recent years, the ensemble has started an extraordinary collaboration with Cecilia Bartoli, resulting in the multimedia project Mission (Decca) and in the album St Petersburg (Decca). Together with the mezzo-soprano, I Barocchisti returned in 2015 to the Whitsun and Salzburg Festivals, performing Händel’s Semele and a major opera production, Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride. In 2016 the ensemble will be touring Europe with the new adaptation of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, featuring Bartoli in the leading role.

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