It was a grand success. Today, the too-frequent, minute-long choruses of nymphs and shepherds, the too-long secco recitatives more than half the work , and the go-nowhere emotions are not mitigated nearly enough by some charming orchestration, the occasional virtuosic aria, and the go-nowhere situation. The other singers are very good, and the singing and playing of Vocal Ensemble Coqu and Musica ad Rhenum is zippy and excellent under Jed Wentz about whom the accompanying booklet tells us nothing. This Ascanio is far superior to the lackluster Philips recording under Leopold Hager, so if you can make do with only an Italian libretto, which is all Brilliant offers, and you must have a CD of this work, this is the one.
|Published (Last):||26 July 2004|
|PDF File Size:||2.72 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||3.63 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
No pain, no gain, is the moral of this tale - short and sweet but taking more than two-and-a-half hours. As is usual in these "pastoral" tales, gods intervene with demi-gods, nymphs, spirits, shepherds and shepherdesses. Here, Venus is arranging for her "son" Ascanio fathered by Aeneas to be "wedded to the wisest nymph ever born of divine blood". This "Silvia" is the daughter of Hercules and, without ever meeting Ascanio, is in love with him thanks to Cupid.
But she's not sure whether Ascanio is a vision or a reality. Much confusion ensues. And, naturally, Ascanio is a countertenor In such a long evening, only Mozart's ravishing music, pre-echoing things to come, and an exemplary performance allowed this piece to stay its welcome. In the ferociously difficult coloratura, Sunhae Im was outstanding. Splendid sounds were drawn from Bondi's tight orchestra, the natural horns, trumpets and drums suitably ceremonial.
A marvellous MM beginning. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium.
The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium.
Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.
Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Long reads. Coronavirus Advice. Lockdown Guide. UK Politics. Lib Dems. Green Party.
Boris Johnson. Jeremy Corbyn. US Politics. Help The Hungry. Shappi Khorsandi. Mary Dejevsky. Robert Fisk. Mark Steel. Janet Street-Porter. John Rentoul. Matthew Norman. Sean O'Grady. Tom Peck. Andrew Grice. Stop the Wildlife Trade.
Rugby union. US sports. Miguel Delaney. Streaming Hub. Geoffrey Macnab. Clarisse Loughrey. Ed Cumming. Royal Family. Tech news. Tech culture. The Competition. Money transfers. Health insurance. Money Deals.
Voucher Codes. Just Eat. National Trust. Climate Blogs. UK Edition. US Edition. Log in using your social network account. Please enter a valid password. Keep me logged in. Want an ad-free experience? Subscribe to Independent Premium. View offers. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now.
Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists. Update newsletter preferences.
Comments Share your thoughts and debate the big issues. Join the discussion. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. Please try again, the name must be unique Only letters and numbers accepted. Loading comments Please try again, the name must be unique. Cancel Post. There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Follow comments Enter your email to follow new comments on this article.
Thanks for subscribing! Vote Are you sure you want to submit this vote? Submit vote Cancel. You must be logged in to vote.
Report Comment Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Cancel Flag comment. Subscribe to Independent Premium to debate the big issues Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Subscribe Already registered? Log in. Flag comment Cancel. Delete Comment Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Cancel Delete comment. Deleting comment This comment has been deleted.
Mozart: Ascanio in Alba
Opera Libretto Libretto. By Eduardo Rescigno. By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera or Operetta. Composed Ricordi LB
Ascanio In Alba
No pain, no gain, is the moral of this tale - short and sweet but taking more than two-and-a-half hours. As is usual in these "pastoral" tales, gods intervene with demi-gods, nymphs, spirits, shepherds and shepherdesses. Here, Venus is arranging for her "son" Ascanio fathered by Aeneas to be "wedded to the wisest nymph ever born of divine blood". This "Silvia" is the daughter of Hercules and, without ever meeting Ascanio, is in love with him thanks to Cupid. But she's not sure whether Ascanio is a vision or a reality. Much confusion ensues.
Independent culture newsletter
Explore Musical Works. Manuscript: D-B, Mus. Mozart KV Showing the first 10 letters.
Oh no, there's been an error
Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users. Robbins Landon on 25 May as very worthwhile and professional. The opening scene introduces Venus and Ascanio, the son she had by Aeneas. The goddess vaunts the charms of Alba and invites her son to go and rule there. She urges him not to reveal his identity to Silvia, a nymph to whom he is betrothed, but to introduce himself to her under a false identity to test her virtue. While shepherds summon their promised ruler, Fauno reveals that the smiling face of Aceste, a priest, is a sign that the day will be a day of supreme happiness.
- ERGO FYSIK 1 PDF
- FUNDAMENTOS DE PROGRAMACION LIBRO DE PROBLEMAS LUIS JOYANES AGUILAR PDF
- HOGG JEZYK NIEMOWLAT PDF
- IMPRESSORA DORO PDF
- HIMUR BABAR KOTHAMALA PDF
- ARIZONA MVD BILL OF SALE PDF
- CAUSE CELEB HELEN FIELDING PDF
- VIESSMANN VITODENS 200 W BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG PDF
- BIOQUIMICA BASICA ANITA MARZOCCO PDF