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Vivaldi - Bajazet / D'Arcangelo, Daniels, Ciofi, Genaux, Mijanovic, Garanca, Europa Galante, Biondi

2 Ratings: 5.0
Classical and Opera & Vocal album by Antonio Vivaldi, David Daniels, Elina Garanca, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Marijana Mijanovic, Patrizia Ciofi, and Vivica Genaux

This stunner of an opera involves the proud sultan Bajazet (bass) and his battle with his bloodthirsty rival-tyrant Tamerlane (counter-tenor). More than 50 operas were composed on the subject. Here Vivaldi has composed all the recitatives and marvelous … see full wiki

2 reviews about Vivaldi - Bajazet / D'Arcangelo, Daniels,...
review by . June 15, 2008
posted in Music Matters
Vivaldi's opera Bajazet tells the same tale of love redeemed by a father's death as Handel's Tamerlane. I'd have to side with the Red Priest on his choice of titles; it's Bajazet, the Ottoman prisoner of Tamerlane, who drives the story. Otherwise, it's a toss-up as to which is the more glorious music, with Handel offering more pathos and Vivaldi more fury. Operas set in the Ottoman Empire were popular in the 18th Century, even in Venice, where the Turks had been feared and hate for hundreds of years. …
review by . July 03, 2005
BAJAZET. How many even devoted baroque music lovers have heard (or even heard of!) this curiously obscure Vivaldi opera. The story of the 14th century Tamerlano, a cruel warrior, and the Turkish sultan Bajazet, has been portrayed in many art forms, including Handel's opera 'Tamerlano', but no one got the flavor of the grisly deeds and court intrigues better than Antonio Vivaldi. This recording is a revelation.    The opera excels in brilliant arias and cogent recitatives and …
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Label: Virgin Classics
Genre: Opera & Vocal, Classical
Release Date: May 10, 2005
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