PERGOLESI: Adriano in Siria

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Decca, 2016 
3CD

 

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
(1710 - 1736)

Adriano in Siria

Adriano - Yuriy Minenko

Emirena - Romina Basso

Farnaspe - Franco Fagioli

Sabina - Dilyara Idrisova

Osroa -  Juan Sancho

Aquilio - Çigdem Soyarslan

 

Capella Cracoviensis
Jan Tomasz Adamus

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, known mostly for his famous Stabat Mater, also wrote four opera seria before his early death at the age of 26. With a libretto by Metastasio, Adriano in Siria is a complicated tale of love set within a problematic political backdrop. The opera enjoyed a lavish premiere in 1734 starring the great mezzo-soprano castrato, Caffarelli. To play the same role (Farnaspe), Decca's new recording features the modern-day Caffarelli - Franco Fagioli.

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