Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI
Jürgen Sacher (Tenor), Maité Beaumont (Mezzo Soprano), Ann-Beth Solvang (Mezzo Soprano),
Katerina Tretyakova (Soprano), David D. Q. Lee (Countertenor), Mélissa Petit (Soprano),
Nina Bernsteiner (Soprano), Alessandro De Marchi (conductor), Academia Montis Regalis
A stunning rediscovery.
Alessandro di Marchi, one of the leading specialists in historical performance practice, unearths a milestone in German music history.
This live recording of Georg Philipp Telemann's "Flavius Bertaridus" at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has been hailed by critics. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described this world premiere recording under the direction of Alessandro di Marchi - one of the leading specialists in historical performance practice - as "a milestone in German music history."
"Not a single scene or aria would you want to miss," the Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote of di Marchi's spectacular interpretation with the orchestra and chorus of the Academia Montis Regalis. The opera tells a story of great relevance: the downfall of a tyrant, not unlike those of modern dictators such as Gaddafi. Full of love, lust and intrigue, this 1729 opera seria can safely be described as baroque soap opera.
"A stunning re-discovery." -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung