Didone Abbandonata, by Leonardo Vinci (VIDEO TRAILER)

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Leonardo Vinci (1690 – 1730)

DIDONE ABBANDONATA
Dramma per musica in 3 acts

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio
(Available on CD and DVD video)

Conductor Carlo Ipata
Orchestra & Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence
Director, Deda Cristina Colonna
Sets Designer Gabriele Vanzini
Costume Designer Monica Iacuzzo
Light Designer Vincenzo Raponi

Opera di Firenze / Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

CAST

Didone Roberta Mameli
Enea Carlo Allemano
Iarba Raffaele Pé
Selene Gabriella Costa
Araspe Marta Pluda
Osmida Giada Frasconi
Harpsichord Alessandra Artifoni
Theorbo Giovanni Bellini

DVD: 37788 (2 DVDs)
Barcode: 8007144377885

Audio CD: CDS7788 (3-CDs)
Barcode: 8007144077884

Category: OPERA / Sung in: Italian
Video Format/ Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9
Audio Format: PCM 2.0 - Dolby digital 5.1
Subtitles: Ita, Eng, Fre, Ger
Notes: Ita / Eng
Region code: 0 – All regions
Recording date & place: January 2017 – Opera di Firenze – Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy
Duration: 166 min


Didone abbandonata was one of the greatest successes in the rather brief operatic career of Leonardo Vinci, a musician who had an adventurous life about which we still know very little.
Vinci was a composer of the Neapolitan school, contemporary of Porpora, Leo, Durante, Stradella and A. Scarlatti.
Written for Rome’s Teatro delle Dame, the opera was premièred during the 1726 Carnival season and marked the first collaboration between Vinci and Pietro Metastasio, a teamwork destined to produce abundant fruits, for in the four following years Metastasio would write as many as five new librettos for Vinci. It was immediately very successful, as was the Florentine production here presented, which was the first modern performance of Didone abbandonata, finally reviving one of the great masterpieces of early 18th-century opera.
Category
Opera

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