Il Farnace

 

Vivaldi Il Farnace opera to a libretto by Antonio Maria Lucchini. Directed by Marco Gandini at the Teatro Lirico di Calgliari. Stars Mary-Ellen Nesi (Farnace), Delphine Galou (Berenice), Sonia Prina (Tamiri), Loriana Castellano, (Selinda), Emanuele D’Aguanno, (Pompeo), Roberta Mameli (Gilade), and Magnus Staveland (Aquilio). Actors are Carmelo Galati and Carlo Riccioli. Features Giulia Nuti on harpsichord, Simone Vallerotonda on theorbo and baroque guitar, and Michele Tazzari on basso continuo. Federico Maria Sardelli conducts the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Chorus directed by Dario Shikhmiri. Set design by Italo Grassi; costume design by Italo Grassi and Simona Morresi; light design by Valerio Tiberi; video design by Virginio Levrio. Directed for video and TV by Matteo Ricchetti. Released 2015, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA