ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725): Il martirio di Sant'Orsola.

Catalogue Number: 01L020

Label: Ligia

Reference: Lidi 0202176-07

Format: CD

Price: $17.98

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Description: This oratorio, preserved in a manuscript at Lyon, dates from between 1695 to 1700. The violence of its heroine's martyrdom is amplified by a particularly striking bass role for the tyrant Giulio while arias of Jesus and a choir of virgins supply opposite moments celestial calm and serenity. Live recording from a 2006 French festival. Italian-French texts. Stéphanie Révidat, Marina Venant (sopranos), Jean-Paul Bonneville (alto), François Roche (tenor), Benoît Arnould (bass), Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu; Franck-Emmanuel Comte.

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