GALUPPI, B.: Olimpiade (L') (La Fenice, 2006)

GALUPPI, B.: Olimpiade (L') (La Fenice, 2006)


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Libretto/Text Author: Metastasio, Pietro
Conductor: Marcon, Andrea

Alcandro: Zanasi, Furio
Clistene: Tucker, Mark

Set/Stage Designer: Zito, Francesco
Costume Designer: Zito, Francesco
Lighting Designer: Barettin, Fabio
Stage Director: Poulange, Dominique
Television Director: Manca, Tiziano

Festival: La Fenice Festival
Venue: Teatro Malibran, Venice
Playing Time: 03:28:05
Catalogue Number: 33545
UPC: 8007144335458

Remembered as the leading exponent of Venetian comic opera if not its absolute creator, Baldassare Galuppi opened the 1747 Carnival season of Milan's Teatro Ducale with an opera seria which he dominated drama per musica. L'Olimpiade is based on the Metastasio libretto which served perhaps more composers of the eighteenth century than any other. Although respecting the format tradition. Galuppi managed by adroit cuts and additions (which naturally enraged Metastasio) to product a seamless sequence of colorful arias and recitatives delineating by musical devices the characters and emotion of the seven protagonists.

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