premiera polska: 2013-12-13
opakowanie: digipackowe etui
Editor's info:Fabio Biondi returns with the first recording of 'Carlo, Re d'Alemagna' by Alessandro Scarlatti, first performed in Naples in January 1716. The opera was resurrected in 2003 by Biondi (the leader of the innovative ensemble Europa Galante) who led a concert performance with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. This studio recording was made in late 2009.
It is in many ways a typical example of Neapolitan Baroque opera with action assigned to the recitatives whilst the characters are developed during the arias. The opera deals with the accession to power and its exercise: an ever present problem in many ways and about the legitimacy of Carlo, successor to the late king. A mixture of opera seria and opera buffo, a requirement for the contemporary Neapolitan public c1690, is also found here.
Romina Basso (King Lotario of Germany)
Roberta Invernizzi (Queen Giuditta, dowager empress)
Marina de Liso (Princess Gildippe, her daughter)
Marianne Beate Kielland (Prince Adalgiso, son of Lotario)
Carlo Vincenzo Allemano (Berardo, a knight)
José Maria Lo Monaco (Asparando, a traitor)
Damian Pinti (Amilla) & Roberto Abbondonza (Bleso)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Biondi