OP0042. ORIONE (Pier Francesco Cavalli), Live Performance, 27 Sept., 1998, Goldoni Theater, Venice, w. Andrea Marcon Cond. Baroque Orchestra of Venice; Margherita Tomasi, Alketa Cela, Sara Mingardo, Lorenzo Regazzo, Pietro Vultaggio, Francesc Garrigosa, Pablo Santana, Laura Antonaz, Agustin Prunell-Friend, Robert Gierlach, Laura Polverelli & Cinzia Forte. (Italy) 3-Mondo Musica 22249, w. Elaborate 61pp. Libretto-Brochure in Italian. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 4026727222491
"The Italian organist, harpsichordist and conductor Andrea Marcon founded the Venice Baroque Orchestra in 1991. His dedication to the rediscovery of baroque opera led to the first modern-day stagings of Francesco Cavalli’s L’ORIONE (1998), Handel’s SIROE (2000), Cimarosa’s L’OLIMPIADE (2001) and Galuppi’s L’OLIMPIADE (2006). In April 2004, he conducted the United States premiere of SIROE at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has been heralded for his performances of Marcello’s IL TRIONFO DELLA MUSICA E DELLA POESIA; Vivaldi’s ORLANDO FURIOSO, ATENAIDE, TITO MANLIO, GLORIA, MAGNIFICAT, and JUDITHA TRIUMPHANS; Cavalli’s CALISTO AND GIASONE; Monteverdi’s ORFEO and VESPERS; Handel’s MESSIAH, ARIODANTE and ALCINA and Bach’s Mass in B minor and cantatas.
Today Andrea Marcon is widely recognized as a leading interpreter of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods. The conductor has over 50 CDs to his credit. For his recordings as organist and harpsichordist he was awarded four times the Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik prize. His recordings as conductor have also received numerous accolades.
Andrea Marcon is professor of organ and harpsichord at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and since September 2012 he has been the artistic director of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (Spain).”
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