Cover Rossi: L'Orfeo

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Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
15.01.2021

Label: Glossa

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Mauro Borgioni, Alessio Tosi, Allabastrina, Elena Sartori

Composer: Luigi Rossi (1598-1653)

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  • Luigi Rossi (1597 - 1653): L'Orfeo:
  • 1Rossi: L'Orfeo: Sinfonia01:16
  • 2Rossi: L'Orfeo, Prologue: All'assalto! All'armi!01:21
  • 3Rossi: L'Orfeo, Prologue: Eccomi! E quando mai03:55
  • 4Rossi: L'Orfeo, Prologue: Quant'erbe e fiori01:05
  • L'Orfeo, Act I:
  • 5Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I: Ouverture03:17
  • 6Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I: Sinfonia00:58
  • 7Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 1: Euridice, ecco il luogo04:02
  • 8Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 1: Da questo Polo ai Regni oscuri00:30
  • 9Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 1: Hor mi permetti, Giuno01:14
  • 10Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 1: Ohimè! Dall'Occidente04:00
  • 11Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 1: Al fulgor, di due bei rai02:23
  • 12Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 2: E che mi date in dono05:28
  • 13Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 2: Udite Amanti01:07
  • 14Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 3: O, tormento mortal02:54
  • 15Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 3: Non pianga e non sospiri01:37
  • 16Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 3: Mi piaccion più quegli altri01:14
  • 17Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 3: Questa canzon è fatta02:09
  • 18Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: D'Amor e Venere01:03
  • 19Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: Quello splendore02:02
  • 20Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: E che piangi, Aristeo?02:28
  • 21Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: Chi si muor01:01
  • 22Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: Il dir questo a che vale?02:03
  • 23Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: Che fai meco01:31
  • 24Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: No, che per te rimane02:44
  • 25Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: Vaga Dea, la cui Beltà00:52
  • 26Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 4: E tu, nulla farai, fanciullo ardito?02:29
  • 27Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 5: Del più lucente01:05
  • 28Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 5: Senza Momo le nozze?02:14
  • 29Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 5: Di bevanda pretiosa01:04
  • 30Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 5: Come tal liquore è nato01:31
  • 31Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 5: A ché tanto spavento?04:15
  • 32Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act I Scene 5: Deh, pietà!01:35
  • L'Orfeo, Act II:
  • 33Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 1: Hor chi lo crederia04:11
  • 34Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 2: Ohimè, Nutrice03:22
  • 35Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 2: Mio ben, teco il tormento01:50
  • 36Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 2: Dunque voi vi credete03:28
  • 37Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 2: Via, su dunque!04:51
  • 38Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 2: Fugace e labile00:51
  • 39Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 2: Nutrice, andiamo02:15
  • 40Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 3: Ma non posso più attendervi02:01
  • 41Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 4: Amor, senti09:38
  • 42Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 4: Sì, ch'è vero01:41
  • 43Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 5: Quanto tardano le Gratie06:03
  • 44Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 6: Ne sai far più?03:35
  • 45Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 6: Amanti, amanti se bramate03:19
  • 46Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 7: In quel seno almo e divino00:54
  • 47Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 8: E dove Endimione?04:13
  • 48Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 9: Che può far Citherea03:56
  • 49Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 9: A l'imperio d'Amore01:24
  • 50Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 9: Ahi, ahi!07:42
  • 51Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 9: Deh! Mira, dunque se viene04:10
  • 52Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 9: O del Ciel leggi severe05:27
  • 53Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act II Scene 9: Les pleurs d'Orphèe ayant perdu sa femme04:29
  • L'Orfeo, Act III:
  • 54Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 1: Lagrime, dove sete?03:35
  • 55Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 1: Dite ohimè, dove ne gite02:18
  • 56Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 1: Quanto più stame pregiato01:14
  • 57Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 1: Ah, che vi chiuda quelle labbra01:53
  • 58Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 1: O gran forza04:10
  • 59Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 2: Non è sola nel mondo05:33
  • 60Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 2: O Ciel, pietà!00:38
  • 61Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 3: Uccidetemi, uccidetemi, o pene!08:08
  • 62Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 4: Và pur và, malinconia09:01
  • 63Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 4: All'armi, mio core00:42
  • 64Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 5: Ascolta, Gelosia, senti Sospetto!03:12
  • 65Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 6: Ecco Citherea molto fastosa!01:29
  • 66Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 6: Dunque su l'ingiustissime ruine03:38
  • 67Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 7: Ché tanto dubitavi04:54
  • 68Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 7: Non vi fidate!01:21
  • 69Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 8: E quante volte05:38
  • 70Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Eccolo! E perché viene02:51
  • 71Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: O dolcissimi accenti!01:46
  • 72Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Ah, mio Nume01:39
  • 73Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Venga dunque Euridice00:38
  • 74Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Vi renda Amor mercé di tal ristoro00:42
  • 75Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Sì, mio ben, ch'in quest'horrore01:02
  • 76Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Anzi, ché vien mia fé01:33
  • 77Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Forz'è ben ch'infinita00:46
  • 78Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Les passepieds d'Artus00:56
  • 79Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Sarabande00:22
  • 80Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Bourée00:29
  • 81Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Bourée figurée "La Christiana"00:50
  • 82Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 9: Le leggi quel meschin non osservò02:17
  • 83Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 10: Viva Bacco, nostro re!01:05
  • 84Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 10: Ma rimirate Venere00:54
  • 85Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 10: E così, in danze e feste02:34
  • 86Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 11: Lasciate Averno, o pene, e me seguite!06:19
  • 87Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 11: Amor vero e salda fé00:52
  • 88Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act III Scene 11: D'Orfeo la Cetra01:52
  • L'Orfeo, Epilogue:
  • 89Rossi: L'Orfeo, Epilogue: Ma che queste menzogne02:32
  • Total Runtime03:55:10

Info for Rossi: L'Orfeo



Today's music lovers associate L’Orfeo first and foremost with Claudio Monteverdi’s famous opera from 1607, while the version by Luigi Rossi, premiered four decades later, has remained less well-known. Rossi had served as a musician first for the noble families Borghese and Barberini in Florence and Rome, respectively, before he moved to France in 1646, where he became the most respected composer at the court of Cardinal Mazarin. His L’Orfeo, with a libretto by Francesco Buti, was premiered on 2 March 1647 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris. It was one of the first operas ever performed in France. The premiere was magnificently staged, full of great sets and machinery, with over 200 people employed to work on the scenery. The performance lasted about six hours and was a great success for Rossi.

Thirty years after the first recording by Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, Elena Sartori and her ensemble Allabastrina present now the second recording of this opera. The total playing time is slightly under four hours, almost Wagnerian proportions. Sartori uses exclusively Italian forces (17 solo singers and choristers), with the Baroque experts Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Orfeo) and Emanuela Galli (Euridice) in the main roles.

"After the recordings under William Christie and Raphaël Pichon, Glossa now presents this new recording of Rossi’s opera L’Orfeo under Elena Sartori. Cardinal Mazarin had commissioned it in 1647 from Rossi in order to introduce the French royal court to the genre of Italian opera. Rossi’s adaptation of the Orfeo material is initially about Orfeo, Euridice and Aristeos, who seeks to prevent the union of the two lovers. Since the young woman and her lover stick together despite all attempts by Aristeos to destroy their love, the rival has her killed by a snake bite. In the third act, he is driven to madness and suicide. Afterwards, Orfeo is supposed to bring Euridice out of the underworld and fails, as is common knowledge. Rossi has endowed his opera with a lush plot in which gods, graces and parcae play an important role. Elena Sartori exerts a tense grip on the music and gives it immediate impact thanks to a good and committed ensemble of soloists. The singing – both solo and ensemble – is excellent throughout, with very characterful interpretations that help the listener follow the action without constantly looking at the libretto. And so this is a very good performance (and recording) of a work that really deserves to be better known." (Norbert Tischer, pizzicato.lu)

Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, soprano
Emanuela Galli, soprano
Paola Valentina Molinari, soprano
Mauro Borgioni, bass
Alessio Tosi, tenor
Arianna Stornello, soprano
Sara Bino, soprano
Allabastrina Consort
Elena Sartori, direction



Elena Sartori
was born in Ravenna in 1967 and she started studying music when she was only 4 years old, with the tutoring of her mother. She studied at the “Girolamo Frescobaldi” Conservatory in Ferrara, University of Bologna, at the Conservatory in Basel, at the Hochschule “Mozarteum” in Salzburg and at the Bach Akademie in Stuttgart. Classes with M° Daniel Chorzempa were very important for her education.

Graduated cum laude in Piano, Organ and organ composition, History of Music, Choral Conducting and Orchestra Conducting. Today, she is the tenured professor for Choral Conducting at the “Claudio Monteverdi” Conservatory in Bozen and teacher in charge for the subject Organ (concert branch) at that Conservatory.

She created her own concert, discography and research activity in Italy without the help of religious, Masonic, political or LGBT organizations, relying only on her artistic and organizational capacities and talent.

She held concerts in many important venues worldwide both as vocalist and also as organ player and conductor, by practicing a deep and informed eclecticism, not based on the superficial research of the new but based on a meditated and authentic research of the osmotic communication between different artistic languages.

Writer, poet and essayist, she regularly publishes her literary works for magazines and various editorial series.

She also studies and does ancient and folk dance.

For the past 18 years she has been financing the historical International Festival of Organ Music at the San Vitale Basilica in Ravenna, a prestigious and very popular event which will be celebrating its 60th edition in 2021, completely snubbed by the Italian institutions.

Each record she publishes becomes an object of great interest and keeps it that way for a long time with discussions and interest of journalists from the whole world.

Her live concerts have been described by the journalist Conny Rutsch “a hypnotic experience of focus, perfection and expressive power which leave you stunned” (2015, Osnabruecker Zeitung).

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