L'Olimpiade (Pergolesi)  (Armiliato;  Ernesto Palacio, Maria Angeles Peters, Giovanna Manci, Adeliade Negri)  (3-Arkadia 129)
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L'Olimpiade (Pergolesi)  (Armiliato;  Ernesto Palacio, Maria Angeles Peters, Giovanna Manci, Adeliade Negri)  (3-Arkadia 129)
OP0101. L'OLIMPIADE (Pergolesi), Live Performance, 15 Aug., 1992, w.Marco Armiliato Cond.Transslvania Ensemble; Ernesto Palacio, Maria Angeles Peters, Giovanna Manci, Adelaide Negri, etc. (Italy) 3-Arkadia 129, w.Elaborate 70pp. Libretto-Brochure. Very Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 8011571129030

CRITIC REVIEW:

"Pergolesi's OLIMPIADE is arguably the most important Italian opera seria of the first half of the eighteenth century. It's a masterpiece in the Neapolitan style. Its music is superb - and incredibly influential. Just read what Stendhal said about it in his book on Metastasio. Just listen to it. And there's no weak number in the entire opera. I am almost ashamed of saying so - no weak number, as if I were talking about the average eighteenth-century opera. This is the template. This is ‘the’ opera. The libretto is Metastasio's masterpiece - which means we are dealing with a masterpiece of poetry. The music is the masterpiece by Pergolesi. I find it extremely surprising that this is the first CD recording of Pergolesi's OLIMPIADE we can listen to without embarrassment - actually, with great, great joy. I have been waiting for this for a long time. Don't miss this opportunity to listen to this great music in an excellent rendition. Forget about Vivaldi's OLIMPIADE. This is the real thing. Could have Mozart existed without Pergolesi? They all must be thanked for giving us this great opportunity to enjoy such a unique masterpiece. The recording is live and very good. This is an unmissable event.”

- Ned Ludd