PRIMADONNA PRIMOUOMO Naples 2023 Teresa Iervolino
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Primadonna Primouomo
- Composer: various
- Libretto: various
- Venue & Opera Company: Fondazione Pietà de' Turchini, Napoli, Italy
- Recorded: April 2022
- Type: Concert Live
- Singers: Teresa Iervolino
- Conductor: Christophe Rousset
- Orchestra: Ensemble Talenti Vulcanici
- Stage Director:
- Costume Designer:
Information about the Recording
- Published by: Total Baroque
- Date Published: 2023
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: nosubs
- This Recording is NOT AVAILABLE from a proper commercial or public source
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Naples in the early 18th century was a melting pot of theatrical and musical ideas where the impossible was experimented and real armies of musicians trained to conquer the demanding international market were formed. Composers who will determine taste and teach an infallible system of writing invade the streets of art in a golden but also risky and sometimes fruitless migration, there is no country that is not reached by this harmonic host and conquered by it. A myriad of musicians are trained in their magisterium and many will learn the extraordinary alchemy indirectly, masters not only of composition but also of song and instrument, indeed instruments.
The strategies implemented by the authors of the Neapolitan School – Nicola Porpora, Leonardo Vinci, Leonardo Leo, Domenico Sarro – emerge in all their originality in a system that, although subjected to strict representational requirements, manages to corroborate itself incessantly, creating paths of unusual authenticity.
Performing this gallery of arias, selected through a team effort assisted by the research carried out by Paologiovanni Maione, is the ductile voice of Teresa Iervolino, accompanied by the Talenti Vulcanici led for the occasion by Maestro Christophe Rousset, harpsichordist and director of the Ensemble Les Talens Lyrique.