ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): L'incoronazione di Dario, RV 719.
Catalogue Number: 12T016
Description: Premiered in early January of 1717, this seemed like a retrograde move with its dense and complicated libretto, multiple characters, balance of comic and serious and long scenes of recitative in the era when the da capo aria was establishing itself but it was also a continuing station in Vivaldi's brilliance at orchestration and pointing of dramatic and psychological detail in music which relentlessly moves forward at an almost breathless pace. 2 DVDs. Carlo Allemano (tenor), Sara Mingardo, Delphine Galou (contraltos), Riccardo Novaro (baritone), Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino; Ottavio Dantone. 16:9 aspect ratio. NTSC region 0. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or PCM 2.0 stereo. 160 min.