AGOSTINO STEFFANI (1654-1728): La lotta d’Ercole con Acheloo.
Catalogue Number: 04U011
Reference: GB 2496/97-2
Description: This divertimento drammatico was premiered in 1689. Its precision-oriented recitatives and markedly confident arias – often in dance time - conform to the rhetoric of the Italian style while the instrumental sections are French in character . Likewise, the works three balli and Overture contast with the dramatic sections which recall French tragédie lyrique. Libretto available online. Dara Savinova (mezzo), Federica Pagliuca (soprano), Riccardo Angelo Strano, Aurelio Schiavoni (countertenors), Ensemble barocco dell’Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia; Antonio Greco.