Antonio Vivaldi: Farnace - Adriana Fernandez (soprano); Cinzia Forte (soprano); Fulvio Bettini (baritone); Furio Zanasi (baritone);...
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  1. Farnace, opera in 3 acts, RV 711
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Farnace was apparently one of Vivaldi's favorite operas because he mounted numerous productions in various cities and wrote six versions of the score, more than of any of his other operas. The conventions of operatic vocal characterizations that came to be standard -- higher voices in the sympathetic roles and lower voices in villainous roles -- had not yet been established, and Farnace features a baritone and contralto in the heroic roles, with a soprano as the villain. Soprano Adriana FernŠndez shines as the wicked ...

Antonio Vivaldi: Farnace 2009, NaÔve

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