Alessandro Stradella (1643 – 1682)
The adventurous history of the manuscript – absent from every catalog, discovered in 1938, then lost again until the only recent re-discovery – seems to reflect the passionate, turbulent and dramatic life of its author, the musical Caravaggio of 17th century Italy.
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Flavio Orsini
Love, betrayal, ambiguities, mistaken identity, disguise, duels: La Doriclea appears to prefigure numerous conventions of the later heydays of opera. It is subtle and entertaining at the same time, combines refined reflections with moving laments and is in parts irresistibly comic. The buffo arias with their speedy text declamation anticipate Rossini’s style, and the entry of Giraldo propels us towards Don Giovanni’s Leporello.
Doriclea/Lindoro - Emöke Baráth, soprano
Lucinda - Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano
Fidalbo - Xavier Sabata, countertenor
Delfina - Gabriella Martellacci, contralto
Celindo - Luca Cervoni, tenor
Giraldo - Riccardo Novaro, baritone
”Il Pomo d’Oro”,
Andrea De Carlo, conductor.
Recorded at the Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola (Latium), September 3-9, 2017.
~ 1,0 Gb