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Joseph Haydn – La Fedeltà Premiata (Eszterháza Opera cycle)

Joseph Haydn – La Fedeltà Premiata (Eszterháza Opera cycle)

Recorded at The Grand Salle, Epalinges, Switzerland June 1975

About the Opera:
La fedeltà premiata (Fidelity Rewarded) is an opera in three acts by Joseph Haydn first performed at Eszterháza on 25 February 1781 to celebrate the reopening of the court theatre after a fire. It was revised for a new version first performed in 1782. The main opera house adjoining the palace at Eszterháza had been destroyed by fire in November 1779; La fedeltà premiata, composed in 1780, inaugurated the new state-of-the-art theatre in the grounds which opened after major delays 15 months later. The opera was written during the most prolific period of Haydn’s operatic composition from 1773-1783 when he composed eight Italian operas. The libretto was adapted by Haydn and an anonymous colleague from Giambattista’s Lorenzi’s L’infedeltà fedele, which had been set by Cimarosa in 1779. Haydn had access to Cimarosa’s score, although the Neapolitan dialect and crude jokes were removed and the nine characters in the former setting reduced to eight by the conflation of two female roles. In its revised (and shortened) version, La fedeltà premiata is designated a dramma pastorale giocoso (a comic opera with pastoral elements). The opera was revived twice in Eszterháza after 1782, and Mozart saw it (in German) in December 1784 at the Theater am Kärntnertor, Vienna. However, after some performances in Bratislava from 1785-87, as with all Haydn operas, it disappeared completely from the stage after his death.

Track List:
01. Sinfonia (3:31)
02. Act 1. Bella Dea, Che In Ciel Rislendi (3:49)
03. Prendi, Prendi, O Diana (3:22)
04. Non Piu, Ninfe, Pastori (3:13)
05. Gia Mi Sembra Di Sentire (2:21)
06. Di Tuo Fratello Al Pari (0:31)
07. Per Te M’accese Amore (1:38)
08. Salvo… Aiuto (2:33)
09. Signor, per ristorarvi (2:11)
10. Mi dica, il mio Signore (3:05)
11. Corpo Di Bacco! E Innamorato (0:47)
12. Dove, Oh Dio, Rivolgo Il Piede (4:19)
13. Chi Mai Provo Nell’alma (2:38)
14. E’ Amore di natura (3:49)
15. Placidi ruscelletti (3:39)
16. Misera Fille, E Quando (4:55)
17. Miseri affetti miei (3:17)
18. E Partito (0:44)
19. Vanne.. Tuggi.. Traditore! (3:04)
01. atto primo: Recitativo (Non occorrono pianti) (1:08)
02. atto primo: Aria (Deh soccorri un’infelice (5:12)
03. atto primo: Recitativo (Questa è pazza senz’altro) (0:37)
04. atto primo: Aria (Coll’amoroso foco) (3:44)
05. atto primo: Recitativo (E si sdegna di più!) (0:23)
06. atto primo: Finale (Questi torti, questi affronti) (2:52)
07. atto primo: Finale (Ah non tremarmi tanto) (2:40)
08. atto primo: Finale (Ah villana alle selve incallita) (2:14)
09. atto primo: Finale (Lasciami…lasciami) (2:21)
10. atto primo: Finale (Se non si trova, oh dio) (4:11)
11. atto primo: Finale (Aiutatemi…son morta…) (5:01)
12. atto secondo: Recitativo (A me simile affronto) (1:13)
13. atto secondo: Aria (Sappi, che la bellezza) (3:17)
14. atto secondo: Recitativo (Venga Fileno pur: vedranno tutti) (1:52)
15. atto secondo: Aria: Se da’begli occhi tuoi) (4:09)
16. atto secondo: Recitativo: Già la fera è ne’lacci (0:35)
17. atto secondo: Aria (Volgi pure ad altr’oggetto) (2:53)
18. atto secondo: Coro di Cacciatori (Più la belva nel bosco non freme) (1:31)
19. atto secondo: Recitativo (Ecco, amici, le selve) (3:03)
20. atto secondo: Aria (Di questo audace ferro) (3:11)
21. atto secondo: Coro di Cacciatori (Più la belva nel bosco non freme) (0:55)
01. atto secondo: Recitativo accompagnato (Bastano, bastano i pianti) (4:32)
02. atto secondo: Aria e Recitativo accompagnato (Recida il ferro istesso) (3:01)
03. atto secondo: Aria (Eterni dei!) (0:22)
04. atto secondo: Recitativo accompagnato (Ah come il core mi palpita nel seno!) (4:41)
05. atto secondo: Aria (Ombra del caro bene) (4:08)
06. atto secondo: Recitativo (Si, Celia e Perruchetto distruggere conviene) (2:22)
07. atto secondo: Recitativo accompagnato (Barbaro conte…è questa la mercè (1:36)
08. atto secondo: Aria (Dell’amor mio fedele) (5:39)
09. atto secondo: Recitativo (Ah Temo, il tuo periglio) (0:52)
10. atto secondo: Finale (Quel silenzio e quelli pianti) (3:59)
11. atto secondo: Finale (Si vada…si soccorra) (2:16)
12. atto secondo: Finale (Queste due vittime, casta Diana) (2:08)
13. atto secondo: Finale (Perfido cielo ingrato!) (2:52)
14. atto secondo: Finale (Via si cada, ché la dea) (2:48)
15. atto terzo: Recitativo (Fillide! Oh dio!) (0:34)
16. atto terzo: Duetto (Ah se vuoi ch’io viva) (6:32)
17. atto terzo: Recitativo (Pastori, in sulla sponda) (2:12)
18. atto terzo:Recitativo accompagnato (Misero me!) (3:13)
19. atto terzo: Coro (Quanto più diletta e piace) (1:26)

The Players:

Stereo, ADD, mp3, 320 kbps, 2 hours 41 minutes. Covers, info & synopsis included.



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