Teatro La Fenice - stagione 2014/ 2015 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte
CAST 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
Camille Saint-Saëns - Samson and Delilah "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" (Delilah)
Jamie Barton with the New York Choral Society and Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Asher Fisch. Recorded at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (New York, USA), on October 30, 2016.
Rule, Britannia! (excerpt) with Jamie Barton and rainbow flag (BBC Proms 2019)
Anna Netrebko as Leonora sings 'Pace, pace mio Dio' aria in Christof Loy's production of Verdi's sweepingly ambitious opera on war, religion, love and fate.
La forza del destino is one of Verdi's most ambitious scores. Its overture - which introduces us to the sinister motif signifying Fate - is one of his most memorable. The opera also contains some of Verdi’s most brilliant choral writing, including Act III’s stirring ‘Rataplan’ chorus, and several beautiful and intimate arias such as Leonora's ardent Act IV 'Pace, pace mio Dio!'. There's comedy too with the scenes for the greedy monk Fra Melitone. Christof Loy's colourful and spectacular production reflects the kaleidoscopic nature of Verdi's opera, where intense personal dramas play out against a background of war, and in which religion plays an ambiguous role.
Verdi and his librettist and friend Francesco Maria Piave based La forza del destino on Ángel de Saavedra's highly dramatic play Don Alvaro, o la fuerzo del sino, and also incorporated material from Schiller's Wallenstein's Camp for Act III's military scenes. Following Forza's 1862 St Petersburg premiere, Verdi made extensive revisions to the score. The most substantial of these were a new overture, and a less melodramatic ending, in which Don Alvaro remained alive rather than committing suicide. The revised Forza, the version best known today, had its premiere on 27 February 1869 at La Scala, Milan.
Anthony Roth Costanzo - Handel: Flavio, HWV 16 - Rompo i Lacci
Tilda Swinton is up to her beautifully bizarre tricks in a new music video she co-directed with partner Sandro Kopp. The six-minute video arrives just ahead of the release of Swinton’s new movie, Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” and is set to an aria by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, with composition by George Frideric Handel. In it, Swinton’s Springer Spaniels are featured performing tricks and running through the wilderness in slow motion.
Short Movie Director: Marco Boarino Short Movie Associate Directors & Production: Setteventi
Performed by Delphine Galou with Accademia Bizantina Ottavio Dantone, conductor with: Delphine Galou, Alto Alessandro Tampieri, Andrea Rognoni, Lisa Kawata Ferguson, violins I Ana Liz Ojeda Hernandez, Paolo Zinzani, Mauro Massa, violins II Diego Mecca, Alice Bisanti, altos Mauro Valli, Paolo Ballanti, cellos Nicola Dal Maso, double basses Tiziano Bagnati, lute OTTAVIO DANTONE, harpsichord, organ and conductor