J de Nebra - Vendado es amor, no es ciego | Glossa GCD922520

J de Nebra - Vendado es amor, no es ciego

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Label: Glossa

Cat No: GCD922520

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 19th June 2020

Contents

Artists

Giulia Semenzato (soprano)
Natalie Perez (mezzo-soprano)
Alicia Amo (soprano)
Eva Maria Soler Boix (soprano)
Amalia Montero Neira (soprano)
Yannick Debus (baritone)
Javier Dotu (narrator)
Los Elementos

Conductor

Alberto Miguelez Rouco

Works

Nebra, Jose de

Vendado es amor, no es ciego

Artists

Giulia Semenzato (soprano)
Natalie Perez (mezzo-soprano)
Alicia Amo (soprano)
Eva Maria Soler Boix (soprano)
Amalia Montero Neira (soprano)
Yannick Debus (baritone)
Javier Dotu (narrator)
Los Elementos

Conductor

Alberto Miguelez Rouco

About

Out on Glossa is the first-ever recording of one of the most important preserved dramatic works by one of the major figures of the European high Baroque, José de Nebra: Vendado es amor, no es ciego, a 1744 summertime zarzuela success in Madrid.

Alberto Miguélez Rouco conducts an animated vocal sextet of soloists and Los Elementos in a production prepared for and executed under the auspices of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Rather than the moralizing plots of the dramma per musica, zarzuelas focused on tales of love, power and slanging matches between mythological figures with commentary provided by comic – frequently bawdy – characters.

In this work from Nebra’s maturity, such complications are skilfully interwoven by one of the leading Spanish dramatists from the first half of the 18th century, José de Canizares, allowing Nebra ample opportunity to knit together colourful orchestral music (including a fandango) with a lively and virtuosic string of solo and ensemble arias and choruses.

This Baroque entertainment is noteworthy for the involvement of Alicia Amo in the pivotal role of the nymph Eumene, much put-upon by goddesses Diana (Eva María Soler Boix) and Venus (Natalie Pérez) and by her somewhat dim love interest, shepherd Anquises (Giulia Semenzato).

One of Spain’s foremost and in-demand dubbing artists for actors, Javier Dotú provides a lively linking narration (an English translation is supplied for the whole work alongside the Spanish text) for the musical numbers, and the SCB’s director, Thomas Drescher, provides a compelling booklet essay.

Cast:
- Anquises: Giulia Semenzato (soprano)
- Venus: Natalie Pérez (mezzo-soprano)
- Eumene: Alicia Amo (soprano)
- Diana: Eva María Soler Boix (soprano)
- Brújula: Amalia Montero Neira (soprano)
- Títiro: Yannick Debus (baritone)
- Narrator: Javier Dotú

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