Adriano in Siria


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Adriano in Siria opera. Directed 2010 by Ignacio García at the Teatro G. B. Pergolesi in Jesi, Italy.  Stars Marina Comparato (Adriano), Lucia Cirillo (Emirena), Annamaria dell’Oste (Farnaspe), Nicole Heaston (Sabina), Stefano Ferrari (Osroa), Francesca Lombardi (Aquilio Tribuno) , Monica Bacelli (Livietta), and Carlo Lepore (Tracollo). Ottavio Dantone conducts the Accademia Bizantina. Set design by Zulima Memba del Olmo; costume design by Patricia Toffolutti; lighting design by Ignacio Garcia and Fabrizio Gobbi. Directed for TV by Tiziano Mancini; produced for Blu-ray by James Whitbourn. Sung in Italian. Released 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

David Vickers wrote a glowing review of this rarity in the February 2012 Gramophone at page 87. According to Vickers this work was "lost" from about 1735 to 1985 (250 years!). As usual for the Gramophone, reviewers, you can't tell if he saw the DVD or the Blu-ray version. 

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