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Vivaldi: Orlando furioso [Live, Box set]

Antonio Vivaldi Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: Ensemble Matheus
  • Conductor: Jean Christophe Spinosi
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Audio CD (19 Dec 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Live, Box set
  • Label: Naive Sa
  • ASIN: B00061ZKP8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,385 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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O111 393 (3 cd); OPUS 111 - Francia; Classica Lirica

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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This review cannot be definitive as I am far from being an expert on Baroque opera. But I have long loved the recording of this opera, 'Orlando Furioso,' made many years ago, but drastically cut, by Claudio Scimone with the Solisti Veneti and featuring the almost superhuman singing of Marilyn Horne as Orlando. Add to that the Angelica of Victoria de los Angeles, Lucia Valentini-Terrani as Alcina, and Sesto Bruscantini as Ruggiero and you have a nigh-unbeatable combination. But this set not only gives us an uncut version of Vivaldi's opera (with some additions suggested by musicologist Frédéric Delaméa, additions which fill in gaps in the original materials from which this performance was produced), it features, amazingly, voices that are fully the equal of those in the fabled Scimone recording. Some roles have been re-assigned: Ruggiero is sung by a counter-tenor here (as opposed to Bruscantini's baritone); Medoro is sung by a mezzo, rather than a tenor.
One quibble I have about the Horne performance is that she made the role of Orlando, with all its vocal gymnastics, almost a caricature (forgive me, Horne fans! I'm one, too, after all). In the present recording Canadian mezzo Marie-Nicole Lemieux not only sings as well as Horne, but limns the character with greater sensitivity. Her ornamentation is not quite as spectacular, but it's also not as, how shall I say?, show-offy. And the ornaments are more in keeping with practice of 1727 when the opera was premièred, I believe. Lemieux is fully capable of Horne's acrobatics, so it's not a matter of lack of technique, it's more a matter of (gasp!) taste. A larger question arises about the replacement of the role of Ruggiero sung by a baritone (Bruscantini) with a counter-tenor (the sweet-voiced Philippe Jarrousky).
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5.0 out of 5 stars ¿Best Vivaldi opera recording ever? 4 May 2012
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Orlando furioso is probably the best opera composed by Vivaldi, and its musical quality is only comparable to the best Handel operas. There is no a boring aria in all the opera, and some of them are really wonderful, from the intensely lyric "Sol da te mio dolce amore" to the more rythmic "Ascondero il mio sdegno" or "Nell profondo cieco mondo". The sound of the orchestra is incredible, full of dynamics and effective changes of volume, very typical of Spinosi. The singing is wonderful, Hallenberg is one of my favourite singers, and this is one of her best recordings. Lemieux is a wonderful Orlando, specially in the recitatives where she displays a very dramatic singing. Countertenor Jaroussky singing is very tender (e.g. his first aria "Sol da te mio dolce amore"), and this is one of his best roles. The rest of the cast is equally wonderful. I think this is the best Vivaldi opera recording , although La Fida ninfa and Griselda, also conducted by Spinosi are very close. In fact, I think this is one of the best baroque opera recordings of all time. 10/10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Naive extravaganza 4 Dec 2013
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If you thought Vivaldi wrote the same concerto 146 times and that his choral work was THE GLORIA go to the outstanding Naive sets of his operas. My remarks on L'Olimpiade hold good for these discs. Handel Baroquophiles should add them to their Christmas list.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars omparing to the DVD of this production 21 May 2012
By Clive
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+This CD no doubt deserves good reviews,but it's a studio recording & it's been put on DVD now,in live performance,were the singing is better & more dramatic,& there is an order of magnitude advantage in being able to see the action & view the subtitles;although the CD does provide the libretto; I bought this CD thinking it was a diferent production to the DVD! The positive reviews for this CD can be taken as reviews for the DVD,only it's even better.
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By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
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This 2CD set is a combination of a one-CD highlights disc taken from the 3CD complete recording of Vivaldi's 'Orlando Furioso' released a couple of years ago. I wrote a rave review of that set and append it here. The second disc contains extracts from a number of recordings in the Nave label's outstanding series of Vivaldi performances, including things from Griselda, La verità in cimento, Griselda (a real treasure, that), and the Stabat Mater. Also included is a recorder concerto subtitled 'La Notte' played beautifully by Sébastien Marq.

My earlier review of 'Orlando Furioso':

This review cannot be definitive as I am far from being an expert on Baroque opera. But I have long loved the recording of this opera, 'Orlando Furioso,' made many years ago, but drastically cut, by Claudio Scimone with the Solisti Veneti and featuring the almost superhuman singing of Marilyn Horne as Orlando. Add to that the Angelica of Victoria de los Angeles, Lucia Valentini-Terrani as Alcina, and Sesto Bruscantini as Ruggiero and you have a nigh-unbeatable combination. But this set not only gives us an uncut version of Vivaldi's opera (with some additions suggested by musicologist Frédéric Delaméa, additions which fill in gaps in the original materials from which this performance was produced), it features, amazingly, voices that are fully the equal of those in the fabled Scimone recording. Some roles have been re-assigned: Ruggiero is sung by a counter-tenor here (as opposed to Bruscantini's baritone); Medoro is sung by a mezzo, rather than a tenor.

One quibble I have about the Horne performance is that she made the role of Orlando, with all its vocal gymnastics, almost a caricature (forgive me, Horne fans! I'm one, too, after all).
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