Antonio Salieri, Christophe Rousset Salieri: la Grotta Di Trofonio

Salieri: la Grotta Di Trofonio

Antonio Salieri, Christophe Rousset

Released on October 1, 2016 by Ambroisie

Main artist: Christophe Rousset

Genre: Classical

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One might well be excused for thinking that Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques new Ambroisie recording of Antonio Salieri's opera La Grotta di Trofonio for being an album by the Smashing Pumpkins; with its wild and unconventional cover design it certainly looks more like something from Billy Corgan and company rather than a Viennese opera dating from 1785. La Grotta di Trofonio comes with a lavishly illustrated 116-page booklet, and you're going to need it, as this convoluted opera has more twists and turns in its Arcadian storyline then there are in the River Styx. Twin daughters plan to marry different men, but this is foiled when the men visit the cave of the sorcerer Trofonio, who changes their personalities. After breaking their wedding plans, the men, Artemidoro and Plistene, go back to the cave and get "fixed," but in the meantime the girls have also wandered into Trofonio's cave, and it's pretty easy to figure out where La Grotta di Trofonio might go from there. The singing is good overall, without being spectacular; for once we have an opera here where the title character is a bass and he actually gets to sing for awhile, although in this case perhaps too long a while. Salieri's orchestration, however, is truly brilliant and innovative, and Les Talens Lyriques present a late eighteenth century period orchestra where the sound of the band really makes a difference, down to the very intonation and blend employed between instruments. There are plenty of moments where some detail in the orchestra picks up ones ears, although this usually comes at the expense of the singers. To some extent this is rectified by the bonus DVD, which contains colorful and amusing excerpts from director Olivier Simonnet's stage production of the work. This is a very worthy project -- this particular Salieri opera was a major success in its time and merits revival. The package truly is novel, although this reviewer could have done without the hairy-pit Odalisque on one of the inner panels -- those French! The music and opera are good, too, but do not plan on passivity when you pop in the disc. Instead, figure out a time where you can listen to La Grotta di Trofonio with the booklet in hand; that way, you will reap what rewards there are in this rather expensive and highly unusual production.
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Album : 2 disks - 52 tracks Total length : 02:17:23

    DISC 1
  1. 1 Sinfonia

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  2. 2 I. Aristone, Ofelia, e Dori (Mie Care Figliuole...)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  3. 3 I. Aristone (Figlie Mie, m'Intendeste)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  4. 4 I. Aristone (Orsù già Compresi)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  5. 5 I. Dori (Ofélia, oi so che Spesso)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  6. 6 I. Ofelia (D'un Dolce Amor la Face)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  7. 7 I. Ofelia (Ma Veggio, Artemidoro che Qua sen Vien)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  8. 8 I. Plistene, Dori, Ofelia, Artemidoro (Il DIletto che in Petto mi Sento)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  9. 9 I. Aristone (Evviva!)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  10. 10 I. Aristone (Da una Fonte Istesso)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  11. 11 I. Plistene (Io Credo Artemidoro, che Come é tuo Costume...)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  12. 12 I. Dori e Plistene (Ne lo Stato Conjugale)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  13. 13 I. Trofinio: Spiriti Invisibili Che Ite Per (Spiriti Invisibili che ite per l'Aere?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  14. 14 I. Trofinio (Ma v'è_chi qua s'Avanza)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  15. 15 I. Artemidoro (Di Questo Bosco Ombroso)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  16. 16 I. Artemidoro (V'é Alcun, fra quelle Fronde)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  17. 17 I. Plistene (Ah Trovar fra Queste Piante)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  18. 18 I. Plistene (Oh, Oh! Chi è qui, che Stassi ad Osservarmi?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  19. 19 I. Artemidoro (Cieli! Che Fu? D'un Moto)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  20. 20 I. Artemidoro (Evviva la Gioja)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  21. 21 I. Trofonio (Già degl' Incanti Miei)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  22. 22 I. Plistene (Numi! Qual Mai s'Opro Metamorfosi in me? ...)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  23. 23 I. Trofonio (Cosi Cangiar l'uom dee d'un mio Cenno)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  24. 24 I. Duetto. Ofelia e Artemidoro (E un Piacer col Caro Amante?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  25. 25 I. Duetto. Dori e Plistene (Che fa Plistene, Perchè non Viene?...)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  26. 26 I. Aristone, I Giovani (Del Giardin per i Viali le Mie Figlie trovero?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  27. DISC 2
  28. 1 II. Aristone (Pazienza Figlie Mie)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  29. 2 II. Aristone (Se il Tuo Sposo è Assai Brioso)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  30. 3 II. Ofelia (Eppur Malgrado il Ragionar del Padre)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  31. 4 II. Dori (Un Bocconcin d'Amante)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  32. 5 II. Plistene (Forse il Contegno, e il Ragionar che Teni con Dori)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  33. 6 II. Plistene e Artemidoro (E in Casa Altrui... Per Questo Muso)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  34. 7 II. Trofonio (Voce Confusa e Tronca)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  35. 8 II. Plistene (Che fù, che m'avvenne!... Forse Qualche Vapor)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  36. 9 II. Artemidoro (Sognai, o Sogno Ancor? Certo io Provai Poc'anzi)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  37. 10 II. Trofonio (Costante, e Ognor l'Istessa)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  38. 11 II. Trofonio (Questo Magico Abituro)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  39. 12 II. Ofelia e Dori (Ancor d'Artemidoro il cangiamento?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  40. 13 II. Trofonio, Ofelia, Dori (Venite, o Donne, meco... Un galantuom mi Sembra...)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  41. 14 II. Aristone, Artemidoro, Plistene (Né Posso Ancor Trovarle!)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  42. 15 II. Plistene (Ma Perchè in Ordine il Tutto Vada)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  43. 16 II. Trofonio (L'Allegra Dori Ecco che Fuor sen Viene)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  44. 17 II. Dori (La Ra La La Ra La Ra... Che Filosofo Buffon!)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  45. 18 II. Trofonio (Dell' Antro mio Cosa ti Parve Ofelia?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  46. 19 II. Dori (La Ra La La Ra La Ra...)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  47. 20 II. Artemidoro (Ofelia, Alfin ti Trovo)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  48. 21 II. Ofelia, Artemidoro (Quel Muso Arcigno, e Burbero...)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  49. 22 II. Aristone (Non Veggio più né Figlie mie, né i Sposi)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  50. 23 II. Artemidoro, Ofelia (Ofelia!... Via: Va là, Faccia d' Astrologo)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  51. 24 II. Aristone (Trofonio, Filosofo Greco - Coro di Spiriti?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  52. 25 II. Trofonio, Ofelia, Dori, Aristone, Artemidoro (Plistene: Da l'Antro Uscite?)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  53. 26 II. Artemidoro, Plistene (Quartetto dei Giovani - Finale Concertato)

    Christophe Rousset, interprète - Les Talens Lyriques, interprète - Antonio Salieri, compositeur Copyright : 2005 Sound Arts AG

  • Album description
  • One might well be excused for thinking that Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques new Ambroisie recording of Antonio Salieri's opera La Grotta di Trofonio for being an album by the Smashing Pumpkins; with its wild and unconventional cover design it certainly looks more like something from Billy Corgan and company rather than a Viennese opera dating from 1785. La Grotta di Trofonio comes with a lavishly illustrated 116-page booklet, and you're going to need it, as this convoluted opera has more twists and turns in its Arcadian storyline then there are in the River Styx. Twin daughters plan to marry different men, but this is foiled when the men visit the cave of the sorcerer Trofonio, who changes their personalities. After breaking their wedding plans, the men, Artemidoro and Plistene, go back to the cave and get "fixed," but in the meantime the girls have also wandered into Trofonio's cave, and it's pretty easy to figure out where La Grotta di Trofonio might go from there. The singing is good overall, without being spectacular; for once we have an opera here where the title character is a bass and he actually gets to sing for awhile, although in this case perhaps too long a while. Salieri's orchestration, however, is truly brilliant and innovative, and Les Talens Lyriques present a late eighteenth century period orchestra where the sound of the band really makes a difference, down to the very intonation and blend employed between instruments. There are plenty of moments where some detail in the orchestra picks up ones ears, although this usually comes at the expense of the singers. To some extent this is rectified by the bonus DVD, which contains colorful and amusing excerpts from director Olivier Simonnet's stage production of the work. This is a very worthy project -- this particular Salieri opera was a major success in its time and merits revival. The package truly is novel, although this reviewer could have done without the hairy-pit Odalisque on one of the inner panels -- those French! The music and opera are good, too, but do not plan on passivity when you pop in the disc. Instead, figure out a time where you can listen to La Grotta di Trofonio with the booklet in hand; that way, you will reap what rewards there are in this rather expensive and highly unusual production.

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