Jommelli: Il Vologeso The Mozartists & Ian Page
- Niccolò Jommelli (1714 - 1774): Il Vologeso, Act I:
- 1Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Overture05:51
- 2Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo. “regina, assai donasti di costanza”03:43
- 3Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: No. 2, Aria. “invan minacci, e credi vincer”06:33
- 4Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo. “aniceto… Signore”01:40
- 5Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: No. 3, Aria. “luci belle, più serene, più tranquille”05:08
- 6Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo accompagnato: “lunge, inutili pianti”01:38
- 7Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: No. 4, Aria. “se vive il mio bene”05:54
- 8Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo. “efeso è questo”03:20
- 9Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: No. 5, Aria. “tutti di speme al core”05:02
- 10Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo. “lucio colla sua corte”00:19
- 11Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: No. 6, Aria. “crede sol che a nuovi ardori”06:46
- 12Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo. “fan fede, o Berenice”00:34
- 13Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Sinfonia00:45
- 14Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo accompagnato: “che miro!”01:49
- 15Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: Recitativo. “flavio, tradita io sono”01:59
- 16Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act I: No. 7, Quartetto: “quel silenzio... Quel sospiro”05:42
- Il Vologeso, Act Ii:
- 17Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “il tuo cenno è compito”00:37
- 18Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: No. 8, Aria. “so ben comprenderti”05:55
- 19Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “che si chiede da me?”03:16
- 20Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: No. 9, Aria. “sei tra’ ceppi, e insulti ancor?”03:40
- 21Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “vologeso… Mio ben”01:19
- 22Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: No. 10, Aria. “cara, deh serbami”05:58
- 23Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “a Cesare n’andrò”01:13
- 24Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo accompagnato: “io sì vicino il colpo non credea”01:49
- 25Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: No. 11, Aria. “tu chiedi il mio core”04:07
- 26Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “seguila; ed il suo core”00:22
- 27Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo accompagnato: “de’ miei desiri ormai”02:51
- 28Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: No. 12, Cavatina. “che faro?... Privarmi io deggio”02:13
- 29Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “e Aniceto parlò ?”01:22
- 30Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “dunque, Augusto, concedi”01:25
- 31Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo accompagnato: “perfido, ah taci”01:04
- 32Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: No. 14, Aria. “partirò, se vuoi così”03:52
- 33Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo. “partì… Respiro”01:43
- 34Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: Recitativo accompagnato: “vieni a svellerlo dunque a me dal petto”01:40
- 35Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Ii: No. 15, Terzetto. “se fida m’adora, penando si mora”05:16
- Il Vologeso, Act Iii:
- 36Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: Recitativo. “augusta… E ben, Flavio, che rechi?”02:36
- 37Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: No. 16, Aria. “uscir vorrei d’affanno”05:06
- 38Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: No. 17a, Recitativo accompagnato: “udiste, affetti miei?”02:27
- 39Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: Recitativo. “vologeso, che pensi?”01:52
- 40Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: Recitativo. “signor, come imponesti Berenice verrà”00:33
- 41Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: Recitativo accompagnato: “berenice, ove sei?”05:02
- 42Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: No. 19, Aria. “ombra, che pallida”03:07
- 43Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: Recitativo. “troppo il dolor l’affanna”00:41
- 44Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: Marcia e recitativo accompagnato: “ma che ascolto!”03:00
- 45Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: No. 20, Arioso. “su quel caro volto esangue”01:16
- 46Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: No. 21, Sinfonia e recitativo: “mira i doni quai sono”04:19
- 47Jommelli: Il Vologeso, Act Iii: No. 22 Finale. ”al mare invitano”03:12
Info for Jommelli: Il Vologeso
The Mozartists continue their MOZART 250 project of staging operas by Mozart and his contemporaries with their recording of the UK premiére of Niccolò Jommelli’s Il Vologeso, first performed over 250 years ago on 11 February 1766 for the Stuttgart court in Ludwigsburg. For this eagerly awaited performance The Mozartists assembled a superb young cast, headed by the Irish mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly, a graduate of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, tenor Stuart Jackson, a former Mozartists Associate Artist, and soprano Gemma Lois Summerfield, winner of the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Award.
Jommelli was born just north of Naples in 1714 (the same year as Gluck) and died there in 1774. Largely forgotten now, he was one of the most celebrated composers of his day, and during a career which spanned thirty-seven years he wrote some eighty operas as well as a great number of sacred works. He was seen as an important and progressive composer in combining the vocal melodiousness and lyricism of Italian opera with more elaborate and dramatically charged elements of French opera.
Set in Ephesus, on the western extremes of the Parthian Empire, in c.164 AD, Il Vologeso centres on Berenice, a woman who becomes caught between two men – the victorious Roman general Lucio Vero, and Vologeso, King of the Parthians (thought dead, but recently returned after his defeat battle).
The Mozartists, under the dynamic leadership of conductor and artistic director Ian Page, are leading exponents of the music of Mozart and his contemporaries. Originally called Classical Opera, the company was founded in 1997, and has received widespread international acclaim for its stylish and virtuosic period-instrument orchestra, its imaginative and innovative programming, and its ability to nurture and develop world-class young artists.
Ian Page, conductor
is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists. He began his musical education as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and studied English Literature at the University of York before completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the start of his career he worked on the music staff at Scottish Opera, Opera Factory, Drottningholm and Glyndebourne, working with such conductors as Sir Alexander Gibson, Nicholas McGegan, Mark Wigglesworth, Ivor Bolton and Sir Charles Mackerras.
With Classical Opera he has conducted most of Mozart’s operas, including the world premières of the “original” version of Mitridate, re di Ponto and a new completion of Zaide, as well as the UK premières of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito, Telemann’s Orpheus and Jommelli’s Il Vologeso, and the first new staging for 250 years of Johann Christian Bach’s Adriano in Siria. In 2009 he made his Royal Opera House début conducting Arne’s Artaxerxes at the Linbury Studio Theatre, and his studio recording of the work was released in 2011 on Linn Records.
He also devised and conducted Classical Opera’s recordings of ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ (Signum Classics) and ‘Blessed Spirit – a Gluck retrospective’ (Wigmore Hall Live), both of which were selected for Gramophone magazine’s annual Critics’ Choice, and in 2012 he embarked on a new complete cycle of Mozart opera recordings with Classical Opera. He is the creator and driving force behind of MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year journey through Mozart’s life, works and influences, and in 2017 founded The Mozartists to facilitate his ever-expanding concert work.
Ian is deeply committed to nurturing and championing outstanding young singers and players – for several years he was a professor at the Royal College of Music, and he has given masterclasses for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. He is also a passionate spokesman for classical music, opera and the arts, and has broadcast on BBC 4 and Sky Arts.
were created in 2017 by conductor, Ian Page, as a natural extension of his pioneering work with internationally renowned opera company, Classical Opera.
Classical Opera is best known for its current series, Mozart 250, in which they perform each year the operas and music that Mozart and his contemporaries composed 250 years ago. Comprising many of today’s leading period instrumentalists, The Mozartists perform alongside some of the world’s most exciting young singers.
In this concert, The Mozartists present a wide- ranging selection of works by Haydn, including a piano trio, songs, duets and some of his most delightful folksong settings, interspersed with two dramatically charged A minor sonatas by Mozart and Koželuch, played on the fortepiano by Steven Devine.