New album: La Doriclea


Alessandro Stradella’s opera ‘La Doriclea’ directed by Andrea De Carlo. 

Composed by Stradella in 1681 to cheer the summer evenings of the Genoese nobility, La Doriclea is probably the last masterpiece of the great composer of Nepi, who died in Genoa in February 1682, stabbed to death in the street by a professional hitman.

Love, betrayal, ambiguities, mistaken identity, disguise, duels: La Doriclea appears to prefigure numerous conventions of the later heydays of opera. It is subtle and entertaining at the same time, combines refined reflections with moving laments and is in parts irresistibly comic. The buffo arias with their speedy text declamation anticipate Rossini’s style, and the entry of Giraldo propels us towards Don Giovanni’s Leporello.

The recording has been produced by Outhere Music, and is released on Arcana.


Andrea De Carlo

The recording of La Doriclea is directed by Andrea De Carlo, who leads The STRADELLA PROJECT, an innovative and ambitious initiative dedicated to the works of Alessandro Stradella. The first three volumes of the collection have been received with enthusiasm from international critic. In 2013 De Carlo created the International Festival Alessandro Stradella in Nepi (Italy), of which he is artistic director.

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The cast of the album: Emoke Barath (Doriclea), Xavier Sabata (Fidalbo), Giuseppina Bridelli (Lucinda), Luca Cervoni (Celindo), Gabriella Martellacci (Delfina) and Riccardo Novaro (Giraldo).

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‘Serse’ by Handel: New Album and Tour


The first major highlight of the 2018-19 season is ‘Serse’, one of Georg F. Handel’s most compelling dramatic creations. Maxim Emelyanychev conducts il pomo d’oro and a star-studded cast led by superstar counter-tenor Franco Fagioli across Europe in October and November 2018. The 3-CD album of the entire opera, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev, has been released on Deutsche Grammophon on the 2nd of November 2018, and it is the second collaboration of the orchestra with the historical yellow label.


20.10: Ljubljana, Gallus Hall

22.10: Vienna, Theater an der Wien

24.10: Paris, Théâtre des Champs Élysées

26.10: London, Barbican Centre

28.10: Lisbon, Gulbenkian 

30.10: La Coruña, Palacio de la Ópera

07.11: Toulouse, Halle aux Grains

09.10: Essen, Theater Essen


Franco Fagioli (Serse), Inga Kalna (Romilda), Francesca Aspromonte (Atalanta), Delphine Galou (Amastre), Vivica Genaux (Arsamene), Andrea Mastroni/Andreas Wolf (Ariodate), and Biagio Pizzuti (Elviro).


Handel’s ‘Serse’ is the second collaboration of Il pomo d’oro and Deutsche Grammophon, and it was recorded in Lonigo in early 2018. The ensemble and Franco Fagioli, Francesca Aspromonte, Inga Kalna, Vivica Genaux, Marianna Pizzolato, Biagio Pizzuti and Andreas Wolf are led by Maxim Emelyanychev.


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