ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): Orlando Furioso, RV 728.
Catalogue Number: 03N018
Reference: DR 2148
Description: Amazingly, although this was taped just a year ago, most of the singers are identical with the cast of the Vivaldi Edition CD release of this opera offered in these pages in January of 2005. Not to be confused with Orlando finto pazzo, this Orlando dates from 1727 and uses the same libretto and a bit of the same music (from the end of Act 2). The music ranges from traditional to the latest in Neapolitan fashion with a high proportion of arioso and accompanied recitiative. Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Jennifer Larmore (mezzo), Veronica Cangemi (soprano), Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Chœur du Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Ensemble Matheus; Jean-Christophe Spinosi. 16:9 widescreen. NTSC region 0. Dolby Digital 5.1. 190 min.