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Il Flaminio

Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Libretto: Federico Gennarantonio Catalogue number: 807280806793 Release date: 2013-01-01

Artists:

Polidoro – Juan Francisco Gatell

Flaminio – Laura Polverelli

Giustina – Marina di Liso

Agata – Sonia Yoncheva

Ferdinando – Serena Malfi

Checca – Laura Cherici

Vastiano – Vito Priante

 

Orchestra, Chorus: Accademia Bizantina

Conductor: Ottavio Dantone

Director: Michal Znanieck

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Il Flaminio
Teatro Valeria Moriconi, Jesi, 2010

 

The 2010 Jesi production is conscious of the complexity of “Flaminio” for all its seeming simplicity and cleverly exploits the suggestive milieu of the Teatro Valeria Moriconi, in particular its shape and relatively small scale. Without any attempt at realism, (the main action takes place “in a villa on the outskirts of the city of Naples, complete with hunting lodge, etc.”, but just a handful of props to symbolise the bucolic atmosphere), the production concentrates on establishing a kind of meta-theatrical relationship to this repertoire work which sets out to highlight the interweaving and overlayering of truth and fiction, passion and irony, tragedy and comedy. The orchestra sits behind a broad wooden platform and suspended netting decorated with leaves; every so often scenes about the characters’ private lives open up on various levels (these serve to expand the audience perspective both horizontally and vertically), as if the plot were following the inner development of these living characters. The theatrical narrative unravels – through a brilliant succession of dramatic and light-hearted moments – to its predictable happy ending. The result takes us a step closer towards finally rediscovering such masterpieces of the Neapolitan school of the 18th century: in addition to being highly serious, ingenious and fabulous entertainment in its own right, “Il Flaminio” is substantive proof of the key role Naples played in developing the genre for European audiences.

 

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  (1710 –1736)
Libretto: Federico Gennarantonio

Label: Arthaus Musik released 2013

Sound Format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Number of Discs: 1

Languages: Italian with subtitles in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

UPC: 807280806793

Blu-ray: 108067




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“It looks great and it evidently works marvellously since the singing and acting performances are also highly engaging and entertaining.  Although there are pieces written to give each of the singers the opportunity to shine, Il Flaminio is very much an ensemble piece that gives equal value to almost all the roles and - as with each of the Jesi Pergolesi releases so far - the casting and singing is perfect.” (OperaJournal, December 2012)