ORLANDO FURIOSO Vivaldi – Teatro Comunale di Ferrara [ENGLISH / ITALIAN SUBTITLES ON ]

Orlando furioso is set on the island of the evil enchantress Alcina. The knight hero Orlando is indeed furioso; the opera follows his story through various states - from madly in love, to just plain mad and through to his final recovery. To a libretto by Grazio Braccioli after the epic poem Orlando furioso by Ludovico Ariosto from 1516, Vivaldi’s opera is a delightful mix of the pastoral, heroic and the comic. Braccioli classicized the dramatic treatment by observing unity of time, place and action. Inspired by this popular tale, Vivaldi wrote some of his best music for the stage with several notable arias like Orlando’s Nel profondo cieco mondo and several expressive monologues (recitatives are particularly prominent part of the dramatic experience). After last season’s Catone in Utica, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara continues its exploration of the operas of Vivaldi with whom the city has a complicated history; the city’s archbishop effectively cancelled the staging of one of his operas in 1739, sending the famed Baroque composer into debt for his final years in exile. With the same creative team as for Catone, the production shared live on OperaVision features a cast with some of the finest baroque singers of the moment, including the title role for Yuriy Mynenko, who was most recently seen on our platform in Il Giustino from Drottningholm. Full performance streamed LIVE on OperaVision on 5 April 2024 at 20:00 CET and available until 5 October 2024 at 12:00 CET: CAST Orlando Yuriy Mynenko Alcina Sonia Prina Angelica Arianna Vendittelli Bradamante Loriana Castellano Ruggiero Filippo Mineccia Medoro Chiara Brunello Astolfo Mauro Borgioni Orchestra Orchestra Barocca Accademia dello Spirito Santo Chorus Coro Accademia dello Spirito Santo Music Antonio Vivaldi Text Grazio Braccioli Ludovico Ariosto Conductor Federico Maria Sardelli Director Marco Bellussi Sets Matteo Paoletti Franzato Costume Elisa Cobello Light Marco Cazzola Video Fabio Massimo Iaquone Chorus Master Francesco Pinamonti OperaVision is a freeview opera streaming platform, supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme. Watch live streams as the performances themselves unfold in the opera house. Enjoy a variety of shows - including opera, operetta, musical theatre, dance, ballet and concerts. Opera connaisseur or curious newcomer, there is something for everyone on OperaVision. @operavision
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