St. Petersburg - Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano); Corrado Giuffredi (clarinet); I Barocchisti; Jean Marc Goujon (flute); Marco Brolli (flute); Michele Pasotti (archlute); Pierluigi Fabretti (oboe); Silvana Bazzoni (soprano); Coro della Svizzera Italiana (choir, chorus)
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  1. La forza dell'amore e dell'odio, opera: Vado a morir
  2. Al'tsesta (Alceste), opera: Razverzi pyos gortani, laya
  3. Al'tsesta (Alceste), opera: Idu na smert
  4. Siroe, re di Persia, opera: O placido il mare
  5. La clemenza di Tito: De' miei figli (Prologue)
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  1. La forza dell'amore e dell'odio, opera: Vado a morir
  2. Al'tsesta (Alceste), opera: Razverzi pyos gortani, laya
  3. Al'tsesta (Alceste), opera: Idu na smert
  4. Siroe, re di Persia, opera: O placido il mare
  5. La clemenza di Tito: De' miei figli (Prologue)
  6. Carlo Magno, opera: Fra' lacci tu mi credi
  7. Seleuco, opera: Pastor che a notte ombrosa
  8. Al'tsesta (Alceste), opera: March
  9. Carlo Magno, opera: Non turbar que' vaghi rai
  10. La Vergine del Sole, opera: Agitata in tante pene
  11. Carlo Magno, opera: A noi vivi, donna eccelsa
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For the later part of her career, Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has apparently settled on a campaign of major conceptual releases covering all-but-unknown repertory, and St. Petersburg fits right in. It's a collection of arias from operas written in the second half of the 18th century for the Russian imperial court, which had imported the best Italian and German composers money could buy. The names of all but Mozart's contemporary Domenico Cimarosa are unknown today. Most of the arias are in Italian, but a couple ...

St. Petersburg 2014, Decca

UPC: 028947867678

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