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Catalogue No: BISSACD1812

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Department: CDs - Classical CDs

Publisher: Select Music

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Joseph HAYDN (1732–1809): ACIDE – Festa teatrale (opera fragment, Hob.XXVIII:1)

This recording includes the composer’s later additions for a planned but never realised second production in 1773

Bernard Richter, Acide; Raffaella Milanesi, Galatea; Jennifer O’Loughlin, Glauce; Iván Paley, Polifemo & Nettuno; Adrineh Simonian, Tetide
Haydn Sinfonietta Wien, Manfred Huss

BIS is proud to release a rarely (if ever) recorded fragment of Haydn’s opera Acide which was composed for the celebrations of the wedding of Count Anton Esterházy and Countess Maria Theresia Erdödy, and performed at the Esterházy residence at Eisenstadt on 11th January 1763. The Italian libretto, by G. A. Migliavacca, retells the well-known episode from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in which the nymph Galatea witnesses the death of her lover Acis (Acide) at the hands of the cyclops Polyphemus. Four arias and most of the recitatives from the original 1763 version of Acide have been lost, but complementing the remaining numbers are two arias and a recitative composed by Haydn for a planned second production in 1773.

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