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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: 17th Century Venetian Opera: Music by Monteverdi & Cavalli

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: 17th Century Venetian Opera: Music by Monteverdi & Cavalli



Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
00:00 Se vittorie si belle / O sia tranquillo (from ‘Madrigali e Canzonette a 2 e 3 Voci, Libro Nono’) (Words Anon.)
Tenor Vocals – Gerald English, Hugues Cuénod

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
08:05 Lament of Cassandra (from ‘La Didone’) (Text: Busenello)
Soprano Vocals – Heather Harper
13:17 Aeneas’ Farewell (from ‘La Didone’)
Tenor Vocals – Gerald English

Claudio Monteverdi
18:59 Quel sguardo (from ‘Scherzi Musicali, cioe Arie e Madrigali in Stile Recitativo’) (Words Anon.)
Soprano Vocals – Heather Harper

Francesco Cavalli
21:29 Mio core respira (from ‘La virtu degli strali d’amore’) (Text: Faustini)
Soprano Vocals – Heather Harper
Tenor Vocals – Hugues Cuénod

Claudio Monteverdi
24:27 Zefiro torna (from ‘Scherzi Musicali, cioe Arie e Madrigali in Stile Recitativo’) (Words: Rinuccini)
Tenor Vocals – Gerald English, Hugues Cuénod
31:18 Chiome d´oro (from ‘Concerto, Settimo Libro de Madrigali a 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 Voci’) (Words Anon.)
Tenor Vocals – Gerald English, Hugues Cuénod
Violin – Robert Masters, Sydney Humphreys

Francesco Cavalli
33:48 Lament of Sofonisba (from ‘Scipione Africano) (Text: Minato)
Soprano Vocals – Heather Harper
38:23 Ah! Tristo scellerato (from ‘Scipione Africano’) / In India vo tornar (from ‘Statira, Principessa di Persia’) (Text: Busenello)
Tenor Vocals – Hugues Cuénod
41:21 Oh delle mie speranze (from ‘La Doriclea’) (Text: Faustini)
Soprano Vocals – Heather Harper
44:02 Campion di tua belta (from ‘L’Oristeo’) (Text: Faustini)
Soprano Vocals – Heather Harper
Tenor Vocals – Hugues Cuénod

Heather Harper, soprano / Gerald English & Hugues Cuénod, tenors
The Bath Festival Ensemble – Raymond Leppard, direction & harpsichord
Robert Masters & Sydney Humphreys, violins
Margaret Major & Walter Gerhardt, violas
Derek Simpson, cello / John Gray, double bass

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