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The Pontifex Maximus is unyielding. Tragedia in five acts. Yet I recall having a higher opinion when I heard a convincing broadcast from Wexford 20 or so years ago.

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Opera seria in three acts. He demands to know the name of the intruder. Retrieved from ” http: Live performance, 4 DecemberPalermo sung in Italian. Legendary Performances of Callas [Box Set].

In other projects Libgetti Commons. Du Jouy asked the three greatest French composers of the era, Mehul, Boieldieuand Cherubinito set his libretto, but they all refused. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

La Vestale “; Opera NewsVol. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Plowright makes a bold attempt at emulating her distinguished predecessors and accomplishes much that is eloquent, most of all in her Act 2 solos, the second of which, ”O des infortunes, deesse, tutelaire”, within the act’s finale, bestale just the right prayerful, rapt quality. Paride ed Elena Paride ed Elena: The rather crucial role of La Grande Vestale is sung by a mezzo who seems to think she’s tackling Amneris.


This score includes measure numbers. Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne auf Naxos, Oper with a prologue and one act. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. A deus ex macchina in the form of a bolt of lightening results in the obligatory lieto fine, or happy ending, required in all tragedies-lyriques.

The young commander, Licinius, has returned to Rome in triumph.

Tosca and the Nightingale: The Pontifex Maximus arrives and accuses Julia of perfidy. The story, which centers around a vestal virgin torn between love and duty, gave the composer ample opportunity for dramatic exploits, spectacle, and melodrama. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

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Dramma per musica in five acts. She is then cursed, stripped of her garments and sentenced to death.

The Studio Recitals [Box Set]. We have waited long for a recording of this crucial work in the history of French opera, a tragedie-lyrique that is the true link libfetti Gluck and Berlioz, who himself described Act 2 as being a single crescendo gigantesque. Operas by Gaspare Spontini French-language operas operas Operas. Most users should sign in with their email address.


Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. He tells her that he intends to kidnap and reclaim her. Act I Act II 8. As Julia presents Licinius with the golden wreath, he whispers to her that he plans to abduct her that evening.

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This set, with the exception of the central portrayal, does little to further the cause of the opera. A thunderstorm ensues, during which lightning reignites the sacred flame. Licinius and Cinna rescue Julia from the grave. Copyist Copyists of Wien. The construction is taut, the alternation of sung rectative, ariosos, vrstale often short and to the point in a Gluckian manner and ensemble cogently handled.

There are grand divertissements at the ends of the first and third acts, and the primary dramatic arguments are carried in unadorned recitative as well as recitatif oblige in vesgale style.

Melodramma tragico in three acts. Ignaz SeyfriedGerman text. Arranger Hugo Ulrich Music composed by Richard Strauss.