Handel: Semele - Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla

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Handel: Semele - Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla

Bartoli · Orchestra La Scintilla · Christie
Int. Release 02 Feb. 2009
1 DVD-Video
DVD-VIDEO DDD 0440 074 3323 2 DH


Track List

DVD 1: Handel: Semele

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Semele HWV 58

Act 1

2.
5:23

Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Anton Scharinger, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

5.
1:00

Anton Scharinger, Thomas Michael Allen, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Liliana Nikiteanu, Thomas Michael Allen, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Anton Scharinger, Liliana Nikiteanu, Thomas Michael Allen, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie, Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich

Anton Scharinger, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

12.
0:34

Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Thomas Michael Allen, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Liliana Nikiteanu, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Thomas Michael Allen, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

17.
0:45

18.
2:04

Liliana Nikiteanu, Thomas Michael Allen, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Anton Scharinger, Liliana Nikiteanu, Thomas Michael Allen, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

20.
1:18

Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Act 2

22.
1:19

Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Birgit Remmert, Isabel Rey, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Isabel Rey, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Birgit Remmert, Isabel Rey, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

34.
1:15

Cecilia Bartoli, Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Liliana Nikiteanu, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Liliana Nikiteanu, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Liliana Nikiteanu, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Total Playing Time: 1:29:09

DVD 2: Handel: Semele

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Semele HWV 58

Act 3

1.
1:51

Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

2.
0:29

Isabel Rey, Birgit Remmert, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Anton Scharinger, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Birgit Remmert, Isabel Rey, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Anton Scharinger, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

6.
1:08

Birgit Remmert, Anton Scharinger, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Birgit Remmert, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Birgit Remmert, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Birgit Remmert, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Birgit Remmert, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Chorus of the Opernhaus, Zurich, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Anton Scharinger, Liliana Nikiteanu, Thomas Michael Allen, Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

24.
1:21

Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Charles Workman, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Cecilia Bartoli, Anton Scharinger, Liliana Nikiteanu, Thomas Michael Allen, Charles Workman, Birgit Remmert, Isabel Rey, Orchestra La Scintilla, William Christie

Total Playing Time: 1:04:36

. . . what a performance she gives! She sings with haunting, mesmerising beauty, and always in character. Wonderful though she is, she does not overshadow the rest of the cast. Charles Workman as Jupiter gives a lesson in breath control -- his big aria 'Where'ere you walk' is sung with unfailing style -- and there are strong contributions from the other cast members. William Christie in the pit reveals all the subtleties of the score and produces some heartrending playing. Carsen's direction, with its subtle use of light, does not put a foot wrong. Altogether a must-have performance.

Fans of Cecilia Bartoli and William Christie will want this DVD . . . Christie's contribution is sterling . . . [Bartoli] is quite engaging . . . [the Zurich chorus] performs admirably well . . . [Birgit Remmert/Juno] is also impressive vocally . . .

Cecilia Bartoli's assumption of Semele is mostly very well done. Despite the fact that she is a mezzo-soprano, she has no problem with the range of Semele's music. Her ease and facility in coloratura is mostly excellent . . . Cecilia Bartoli is everything one might desire in the title role, vocally and visually; she sings with her customary tonal luster, technical agility and security, and total interpretive commitment and involvement.