LEONARDO VINCI (1696-1730): Artaserse.
Catalogue Number: 05P024
Label: Warner Classics/Erato
Description: Produced in Rome, where women were banned from the stage, in the year of Vinci's death, this all-castrato epic is now an all-countertenor epic - with the exception of the most corrupt character in the opera who is sung by a tenor. Reviews of the CD version (2012 and not offered here since Virgin Classics was not available to us at the time) were ecstatic over the voice and performance of Franco Fagioli so countertenor-collectors, pounce! 2 DVDs. Philippe Jaroussky, Franco Fagioli, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Barna-Sabadus (countertenors), Concerto Köln; Diego Fasolis. 16:9 widescreen. NTSC all regions. PCM stereo or Dolby Digital 5/1. 201 min.