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Vivaldi - Curtis

Ercole sul Termodonte (1723)

Duration: 130 minutes
Dramma per musica in three acts, edited by Alessandro Ciccolini and Alan Curtis

Libretto by Antonio Salvi (I)

Scoring
3S,M,3CT(S,2A),T; mixed chorus; 2.2.0.0-0.1.0.0-continuo-strings
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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Repertoire Note
This important opera, performed in Rome a year earlier than Vivaldi's Il Giustino, and including the young Carestini in its cast, was long thought to be lost. Nearly all the arias have however been found, some missing their orchestral accompaniments, in various locations, and the lost recitatives and other missing parts have been composed by Alessandro Ciccolini.


Moods
Dramatic


Subjects
Mythology, Relationships, Politics


Recommended Recording
Stains / Nesi / Cherici / Dordolo / Bartoli / Scotting / Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis / directed by John Pascoe (Spoleto Festival, 2006)
Dynamic (2007)


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