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Max Emanuel Cencic/Ann Hallenberg/Karina Gauvin/Daniel Behle/Ruxandra Donose/Mary-Ellen Nesi/Emiliano Gonzales Toro/I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis - Antonio Vivaldi : Farnace (version 1728) (Opere teatrale, vol. 12)

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Antonio Vivaldi : Farnace (version 1728) (Opere teatrale, vol. 12)

Max Emanuel Cencic - Ruxandra Donose - Ann Hallenberg - Karina Gauvin... - Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano - I Barocchisti - Diego Fasolis

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Vivaldi's operas were virtually unknown until the late decades of the 20th century, but by the early years of the 21st more and more were coming to light, on recordings if not to the same extent on-stage, and some have been recorded multiple times, thanks to the dedicated research of early music specialists and the emergence of a spate of first-rate counter tenors. Such is the case with Farnace, which receives its second recording on the Virgin Classics label with counter tenor Max Emanuel Cencic leading an extraordinary cast of soloists. Diego Fasolis conducts the period instrument orchestra I Barocchisti and Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, in a vibrant reading of the score. Not among the smallest revelations of Vivaldi's operas is the inventiveness of his orchestration when the music is tailored to drive the drama; his writing is ingeniously varied and subtly nuanced, and the performances Fasolis draws from his players and singers are attentive to the details of the score and bristling with energy. Cencic, whose voice falls into the mezzo-soprano range, is superb in the title role. His voice is full and warm, with none of the pallid whiteness that can mark counter tenors so it can be virtually indistinguishable from a female mezzo-soprano's. He is technically and musically above reproach, and his investment in his character brings it fully to life. Other singers who stand out for their sheer vocal beauty include soprano Karina Gauvin, mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg, and tenors Daniel Behle and Emiliano Gonzalez Toro. Mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi has a dark, powerful voice ideally suited to the role of the villainess. As Farnace's much put-upon wife, mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, sings with penetrating poignancy and intensity. One might think that in an opera in which four of the seven roles are for mezzo-soprano that monotony would set in, but in this performance at least, the characters are so well vocally differentiated that that's not a problem. Fasolis uses the composer's 1738 revision of the score, and his version includes about 40 more minutes of music than the only other recording of the opera. The sound is exceptionally clean, lively, and detailed. Highly recommended.

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Antonio Vivaldi : Farnace (version 1728) (Opere teatrale, vol. 12)

Max Emanuel Cencic/Ann Hallenberg/Karina Gauvin/Daniel Behle/Ruxandra Donose/Mary-Ellen Nesi/Emiliano Gonzales Toro/I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis

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1
Farnace, RV 711: Sinfonia, 1. (without tempo indication)
00:01:56

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

2
Farnace, RV 711: Sinfonia, 2. Andante
00:01:57

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

3
Farnace, RV 711: Sinfonia, 3. (without tempo indication)
00:01:35

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

4
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 1: Recitativo, "Benché vinto e sconfitto" (Farnace, Tamiri)
00:03:37

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

5
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 1, Aria, "Ricordati che sei" (Farnace)
00:03:22

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Claude Hauri, Producer - Max Emanuel Cencic/Diego Fasolis/I Barocchisti, MainArtist

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

6
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 2: Recitativo, "Ch'io mi tolga col ferro" (Tamiri)
00:00:37

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

7
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 2, Aria, "Combattono quest'alma" (Tamiri)
00:04:26

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

8
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 3, Coro, "Dell'Eusino con aura seconda" (Chorus)
00:01:52

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano, Chorus - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

9
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 3: Recitativo, "Del nemico Farnace quest'è l'impero" (Gilade, Berenice)
00:01:13

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

10
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 4: Recitativo, "Amazzone regal del'oriente" (Pompeo, Berenice, Gilade)
00:01:15

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

11
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 5: Recitativo, "Guerrieri, eccovi a fronte" (Pompeo)
00:00:24

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

12
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 4, Coro, "Su campioni, su guerrieri" (Chorus)
00:00:24

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Coro Della Radio Svizzera, MainArtist - Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano, Chorus - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

13
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 5: Recitativo, "In sì gran punto ancora" (Farnace)
00:00:10

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

14
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 6: Recitativo, "Signor, s'anche fra" (Selinda, Aquilio, Gilade, Pompeo, Berenice)
00:01:08

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals, MainArtist - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

15
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 7: Recitativo, "A' nostri danni armata" (Selinda, Gilade, Aquilio)
00:00:52

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

16
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 7: No. 5, Aria, "Nell'intimo del petto" (Gilade)
00:04:04

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

17
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 8: Recitativo, "A sorprendermi il cor, bella Selinda" (Aquilio, Selinda)
00:01:52

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

18
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 8: No. 6, Aria, "Penso che que' begl'occhi" (Aquilio)
00:03:03

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

19
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 9: Recitativo, "Qual sembianza improvvisa" (Selinda)
00:00:56

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

20
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 9: No. 7, Aria, "Al vezzeggiar d'un volto" (Selinda)
00:06:19

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

21
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 10: Recitativo, "Figlio, non v'è più scampo" (Tamiri)
00:01:14

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

22
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 10: No. 8, Recitativo accompagnato, "O figlio, o troppo tardi" (Tamiri)
00:03:50

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

23
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 11: Recitativo, "Fermati ingrata" (Berenice, Tamiri)
00:01:37

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

24
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 12: Recitativo, "Signor, costei ch'audace empie le vene" (Berenice, Tamiri, Pompeo)
00:01:55

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

25
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 12: No. 9, Aria, "Da quel ferro ch'ha svenato" (Berenice)
00:03:41

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Mary Ellen Nesi, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

26
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 13: Recitativo, "Donna, la tua fortuna" (Pompeo, Tamiri)
00:01:32

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

27
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 13: No. 10, Aria, "Or di Roma forti eroi" (Tamiri)
00:04:08

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

28
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 14: Recitativo, "Come ben fa veder la donna eccelsa" (Pompeo)
00:00:24

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

29
Farnace, RV 711, Act 1 Scene 14: No. 11, Aria, "Non trema senza stella" (Pompeo)
00:04:35

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

DISC 2

1
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 1: Recitativo, "Principessa gentil" (Gilade, Aquilio, Selinda)
00:01:20

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

2
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 1: No. 12, Aria, "Lascia di sospirar" (Selinda)
00:02:55

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

3
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 2: Recitativo, "Tempo miglior si scelga" (Gilade, Aquilio)
00:00:33

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

4
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 2: No. 13, Aria, "Alle minacce di fiera belva" (Aquilio)
00:04:21

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Emiliano Gonzales Toro, MainArtist - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

5
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 3: Recitativo, "Di Farnace del figlio" (Berenice, Gilade)
00:02:00

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

6
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 3: No. 14, Aria, "Al tribunal d'amore" (Berenice)
00:03:52

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

7
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 4: Recitativo, "No, ch'amor non è fallo in cor guerriero" (Gilade)
00:00:32

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

8
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 4: No. 15a, Aria, "Quell’usignolo che innamorato" (Gilade)
00:07:31

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

9
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 5: Recitativo, "No, che ceder non voglio" (Farnace)
00:01:01

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

10
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 6: Recitativo, "Pupille, o voi sognate" (Tamiri, Farnace)
00:02:12

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

11
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 6: No. 16, Aria, "Perdona, o figlio amato" (Farnace)
00:08:14

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

12
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 7: Recitativo, "Olà, queste superbe memorie" (Berenice, Tamiri)
00:04:05

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

13
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 8: No. 17, Recitativo accompagnato, "Quest'è la fé spergiura" (Farnace, Tamiri)
00:01:14

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

14
Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 9: No. 18, Recitativo accompagnato, "Dite, dite che v'ho fatt'io" (Tamiri)
00:01:30

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 9: No. 19, Aria, "Dividete o giusti dèi" (Tamiri)
00:05:18

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ruxandra Donose, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 10: Recitativo, "Ah s'egli è ver che m'ami" (Selinda, Gilade)
00:01:03

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 10: No. 20, Aria, "Quel tuo ciglio languidetto" (Gilade)
00:04:45

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Karina Gauvin, Soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 11: Recitativo, "Dove mai ti trasporta" (Selinda, Farnace)
00:02:08

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Farnace, RV 711, Act 2: "Gemo in un punto e fremo" (Farnace)
00:02:52

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Max Emanuel Cencic, Counter-Tenor Vocals - Diego Fasolis, Conductor, MainArtist - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

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Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 12: Recitativo, "Dell’iniquo Farnace eccoti il figlio" (Berenice, Selinda, Aquilio, Pompeo)
00:01:27

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra - Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Mary-Ellen Nesi, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Farnace, RV 711, Act 2 Scene 12: No. 22, Aria, "Roma invitta ma clemente" (Pompeo)
00:04:18

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Ulrich Ruscher, Producer, Balance Engineer - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - I Barocchisti, Orchestra, MainArtist - Daniel Behle, Tenor Vocals - Claude Hauri, Producer

2011 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics. 2011 RSI - Rete Due / Parnassus ARTS Productions under exclusive licence to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

Album Description

Vivaldi's operas were virtually unknown until the late decades of the 20th century, but by the early years of the 21st more and more were coming to light, on recordings if not to the same extent on-stage, and some have been recorded multiple times, thanks to the dedicated research of early music specialists and the emergence of a spate of first-rate counter tenors. Such is the case with Farnace, which receives its second recording on the Virgin Classics label with counter tenor Max Emanuel Cencic leading an extraordinary cast of soloists. Diego Fasolis conducts the period instrument orchestra I Barocchisti and Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, in a vibrant reading of the score. Not among the smallest revelations of Vivaldi's operas is the inventiveness of his orchestration when the music is tailored to drive the drama; his writing is ingeniously varied and subtly nuanced, and the performances Fasolis draws from his players and singers are attentive to the details of the score and bristling with energy. Cencic, whose voice falls into the mezzo-soprano range, is superb in the title role. His voice is full and warm, with none of the pallid whiteness that can mark counter tenors so it can be virtually indistinguishable from a female mezzo-soprano's. He is technically and musically above reproach, and his investment in his character brings it fully to life. Other singers who stand out for their sheer vocal beauty include soprano Karina Gauvin, mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg, and tenors Daniel Behle and Emiliano Gonzalez Toro. Mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi has a dark, powerful voice ideally suited to the role of the villainess. As Farnace's much put-upon wife, mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, sings with penetrating poignancy and intensity. One might think that in an opera in which four of the seven roles are for mezzo-soprano that monotony would set in, but in this performance at least, the characters are so well vocally differentiated that that's not a problem. Fasolis uses the composer's 1738 revision of the score, and his version includes about 40 more minutes of music than the only other recording of the opera. The sound is exceptionally clean, lively, and detailed. Highly recommended.

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