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Stille Amare

London, February 1719: the birth of the Royal Academy of Music. George Frideric Handel was appointed musical director. German-born Handel, having spent four years in Italy, wanted to make London the new capital of opera. The only language to be sung on the stage of the King’s Theatre was to be Italian, and two other composers, Attilio Ariosti and Giovanni Battista Bononcini, were imported from the Italian peninsula. Both men were string players and contributed a new instrumental sweep to the company. Public enthusiasm reached considerable heights: thirty-four operas – more than 460 performances in all – were given at the Royal Academy over a period of nine years. Handel premiered his masterpieces Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Ottone and Radamisto. Ariosti and Bononcini also enjoyed great success between 1720 and 1723, notably with Coriolano (Ariosti) from which the sublime aria ‘Sagri numi’ is taken. ‘Royal Handel’ is a musical portrait of the first Royal Academy of Music. Eva Zaïcik and her partners in Le Consort celebrate the prodigious variety of the Handelian genius and introduce us to previously unrecorded arias by Ariosti and Bononcini: ‘We are captivated by the ghostly sonorities of “Stille amare”, the engulfing fury of “Agitato da fiere tempeste”, the virtuosity of “Gelosia, spietata Aletto”, the swirling excitement of “L’aure che spira”, the ascetic counterpoint of “Ombra cara” and the poignancy of “Deggio morire”.’


Teodor Currentzis - Fragments Part I - "Traviata" - Act III: Preludio, scena e aria

From Opera Wire:

Sony Classical has launched “Fragments,” a series of iconic opera scenes, recorded in Saint Petersburg, under the direction of Teodor Currentzis. The first in this series features a segment from Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

Currentzis recorded the Prelude to Act three and Violetta’s famous Aria “Addio del Passato Bei Sogni Ridenti” alongside Russian soprano Nadezhda Pavlova.

The parts of Annina and Doctor Grenville are performed Yulia Sayfulmulyukova and Víktor Shapovalov, both soloists of the musicAeterna choir.

“This is a project that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time […] to make opera when there is plenty of time to make exactly the music I want to; to only care about the true essence of the piece and not about how to make it hectically in three days,” the conductor stated in an official press release. “So, we grabbed the opportunity and decided to creatively use this difficult period of time that we are all going through […] while opera houses are closed […] This seemed to be the right time to reconsider the approach of making music in a manner that would allow us to finally reach the inner layer of the musical text. This project will be a compilation of fragments, scenes from different operas. We aim to restore the wasted beauty, the abundance of flavors and colors that have been sacrificed on the altar of the mainstream, and the music industry.”

Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi!

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901)
«Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! ... Sul fil d‘un soffio eteseo» - Nannetta's aria from the opera« Falstaff »

Regula Mühlemann
CHAARTS Chamber Artists
Arrangement Wolfgang Renz

CHAARTS Chamber Artists:
Felix Froschhammer - violin
Markus Fleck - violin
Tomoko Akasaka - viola
Andreas Fleck - cello
Lars Schaper - double bass
Barbara Stegemann - oboe
Rui Lopes - basson
Moritz Roelcke - clarinet
Maximilian Randlinger - flute
Tomas Gallart - horn L.
Lea Magdalena Knecht - harp

Stadttheater Olten, Switzerland January 30, 2020

Audio and video production: Oren Kirschenbaum

Che sento, oh Dio! - Se pietà di me non senti

G. F. Handel: recitative and aria “Che sento, oh Dio! - Se pietà di me non senti" from “Giulio Cesare in Egitto"

Regula Mühlemann - soprano
Robin Peter Müller - violin & direction
La Folia baroque orchestra

April 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m. KKL Luzern, concert hall
Production: Clamus Lucerne (Martin Caduff)
Sound: Jakob Handel
Video: Projektskizze GmbH (Mauro Walker, Marco Egger)

Where shall I fly?

Stephanie Wake-Edwards of The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists programme sings the aria 'Where shall I fly?' from Handel's Hercules, accompanied by members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

This performance was part of the Royal Opera House's Live from Covent Garden concert held on 27 June 2020. Watch Live from Covent Garden here:

The three Live From Covent Garden concerts were the Royal Opera House's first live performances since the lockdown brought about by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Il Barbiere

Teatro La Fenice - stagione 2007/ 2008
Gioachino Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia


Il conte d’Almaviva Francesco Meli
Bartolo Bruno De Simone
Rosina Rinat Shaham
Figaro Roberto Frontali
Basilio Giovanni Furlanetto
Berta Giovanna Donadini
Fiorello Luca Dall’Amico
Un ufficiale Claudio Zancopè

Direttore Antonino Fogliani
regia Bepi Morassi

scene e costumi Lauro Crisman
light designer Vilmo Furian
regista collaboratore Luca Ferraris

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice
maestro del Coro Alfonso Caiani
maestro al fortepiano Stefano Gibellato

Don Giovanni

Teatro La Fenice - stagione 2016/ 2017

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni Alessandro Luongo
Donna Anna Francesca Dotto
Don Ottavio Antonio Poli
Il commendatore Attila Jun
Donna Elvira Carmela Remigio
Leporello Omar Montanari
Masetto William Corrò
Zerlina Giulia Semenzato

Direttore Stefano Montanari
regia Damiano Michieletto
scene Paolo Fantin
costumi Carla Teti
regia video Luca Scarzella
light designer Fabio Barettin

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice

maestro del Coro Claudio Marino Moretti
maestro al cembalo Roberta Ferrari

riprese video Oxymore production

A Flauta Mágica

Teatro La Fenice - stagione 2014/ 2015
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte

Sarastro Goran Jurić
Tamino Antonio Poli
Oratore / Sacerdote Michael Leibundgut
Primo sacerdote / Secondo armigero William Corrò
Secondo sacerdote / Primo armigero Federico Lepre
Regina della notte Olga Pudova
Pamina Ekaterina Sadovnikova
Prima damigella Cristina Baggio
Seconda damigella Rosa Bove
Terza damigella Silvia Regazzo
Tre fanciulli Solisti del Münchner Knabenchor
Papagena Caterina Di Tonno
Papageno Alex Esposito
Monostatos Marcello Nardis
Una vecchia Daniela Foà

Direttore Antonello Manacorda
regia Damiano Michieletto
scene Paolo Fantin
costumi Carla Teti
light designer Alessandro Carletti
video designer Carmen Zimmermann, Roland Horvath

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice
maestro del Coro Ulisse Trabacchin

riprese video Oxymore production