DOMÈNEC TERRADELLAS (1713-1751): Artaserse.
Catalogue Number: 07L032
Label: RCOC Records
Description: This 1744 opera seria was chosen to kick off the season at one of the two most important theatres in Venice and Terradellas used a libretto by Metastasio which was set over a hundred times. Perhaps his most significant mature work, it demonstrates his manner of blowing baroque subtlety into oblivion, building palpable excitement through all manner of scoring, rhythmic and harmonic ingenuity. 3 CDs. Italian-Catalan-French libretto. Anna Maria Panzarella, Céline Ricci, Sunhae Im (sopranos), Marina Comparato (mezzo), Agustín Prunell-Friend (tenor), Royal Chamber Opera Company; Juan Bautista Otero.