ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): Teuzzone, RV 736.
Catalogue Number: 02N018
Description: The twelfth opera in this Vivaldi series was premiered in Mantua in 1718 and had a great success. Set in China, the plot concerns the machinations surrounding the succession to the throne with a scheming princess, her two dupes, the heroic title character and the Tatar princess he loves. As often, Vivaldi glories in exploring varied stylistic paths in a work far removed from the robotic recitativo-aria template of the time. 3 CDs for the price of 2. Italian-English libretto. Paolo Lopez (soprano), Raffaella Milanesi (mezzo), Delphine Galou (contralto), Roberta Mameli (soprano), Furio Zanasi (baritone), Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall.