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This three CD box set contains the opera ‘Teuzzone’ by Vivaldi, with libretto by the poet Apostolo Zeno. Vivaldi was not the first to create an opera from this libretto but, in contrast to previous versions which had had the lead sung by a castrato, Vivaldi made the bold decision instead to assign the lead role of his opera to a woman.
From the very first note, one hears the passionate and exciting musicality of Le Concert des Nations. In the recits, the continuo section beautifully accompany the soloists, and with sensitivity and expression which always reflects the words and story being sung. The solo singers are exemplary and, clearly, have been carefully hand picked, not only for their expertise, but also ...
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‘Dramma per musica in tre atti’ by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Le Concert des Nations – Jordi Savall

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Naïve OP 30513
3 CDs