莫斯卡：歌劇《奇諾爾多尼》 Luca Mosca: Signor Goldoni (DVD)【Dynamic】
Conductor: Andrea Molino
Director: Davide Livermore
Despina: Barbara hannigan
L’Anzolo: Alda Caiello
Mirandolina: Cristina Zavalloni
Desdemona: Sara Mingardo
Arlecchino: Michael Bennett
Baffo: Chris Ziegler
Goldoni: Roberto Abbondanza
Othello: Michael Leibundgut
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice
Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, 2007
Cast and Program Information:
Born in Milan in 1957, Luca Mosca studied at the Conservatory there, receiving degrees in piano with studies under Eli Perrotta and Antonio Ballista, in harpsichord under Marina Mauriello, and in composition with Franco Donatoni and Salvatore Sciarrino. He has an extensive production both as composer and keyboardist, and his major works have been performed by important ensembles both in Italy and throughout Europe. These include the operas Titania’s Dream, Peter Schlemihl, America, and K, with librettos by Pilar Garcia, and Mr. Me, Ubuette, and Freud, Freud, I Love You to librettos of Gianluigi Melega.
The two-act comedy Signor Goldoni (2005-7) is an homage to playwright Carlo Goldoni, but even more to Venice. Taking place in a surreal, dreamlike dimension of complete imaginative liberty, it is a play of masks that bears the stamp of comic energy, allusion, delicacy and - thanks to its music - a constant, incessant movement.
In the Elysian fields the Anzolo Rafael (the Angel from the facade of the Church of San Raffaele in Venice) informs an incredulous Goldoni that he will be able to journey down to earth, to his native Venice, and mingle with the masks of a Carnival ball on the theme of Shakespeare’s ”Venetian dreams”. Giorgio Baffo, a poet contemporary of - and hostile to - Goldoni, forces himself onto them at the last moment, as the villain of the situation. With Othello (Shakespeare in disguise), Desdemona, Arlecchino, Mirandolina and Despina, the three enact a surreal, dreamlike opera where imagination runs rampant, in a whirling succession of images, where fragments are linked like in a kaleidoscope and rhythm plays an essential role.
The texts of Melega (who is an established journalist in addition to his literary production) are all in English, a language favoured by both composer and librettist for its concreteness and brevity, and for its inherent rich opportunities for plays on one and two-syllable words as well as a powerfully inventive concept of rhythm Shakespeare also plays a central role in the libretto, which incorporates those tragedies and comedies set in the Veneto: Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Othello (later revealed as none other than the masked Shakespeare himself) and Desdemona are characters in the opera; a few lines from Othello are even quoted, as well as some from Romeo and Juliet .Appearances are also made by characters from Goldoni’s plays such as Arlecchino and Mirandolina, as well as Mozart’s Despina.
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
This opera was commissioned by Teatro La Fenice to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the homegrown playwright Carlo Goldoni.
The libretto is written in English because the librettist Melega finds this language more rhythmic than Italian and therefore suits better Mosca’s music, and, as today’s lingua franca, might help the opera travel outside of Italy This is one of the very few contemporary operas that are being staged in Italy, and this is a good sign for a renewal of the operatic world. Yet, the primary points of reference for the opera’s creators are Auden and Stravinsky, as well as Rossini.
”excellent cast. Very good conductor Andrea Molino” - IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA ”...the public gave an enthusiastic feedback; applauses during the performance for the bravura arias of Barbara Hannigan and Sara Mingardo”IL SOLE 24 ORE
01. Opening / Allegro Maestoso
02. This is your luck (Anzolo)
03. Giorgio Baffo Esquire (Baffo)
04. Presto/ It is Othello’s pleasure (Arlecchino)
05. Mona, as the full moon (Baffo)
06. Our sky (Anzolo/ Baffo/ Goldoni)
07. It’ s time to hear the best of us (Chorus)
08. That’s the snack of Arlecchino! (Chorus)
09. Come, come, come, Signor Goldoni(Despina)
10. Ooh! Ooh! Ah! Ah! Ah! (Quartet)
11. I’ll steal from the Bard (Goldoni)
02. Ladies and Gentlemen (Anzolo)
03. Follow me! (Anzolo)
04. Suspension of disbelief (Anzolo)
05. A golden dance (Desdemona)
06. You see why must obey holy man (Baffo)
07. Were I born a mistress Quickly (Mirandolina)
08. Batting an eyelid (Anzolo)
09. Give me a great part (Despina)
10. I dreamt I had two masters (Arlecchino)
11. Croak. Croak. Croak... (Baffo)
聲道：PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1