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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Vicent Martín y Soler: Il Sogno; La Dora festeggiante (2010)

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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Vicent Martín y Soler: Il Sogno; La Dora festeggiante (2010)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Vicent Martín y Soler: Il Sogno; La Dora festeggiante (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 446 Mb | Total time: 32:30+45:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCOC | # 1001.2 | Recorded: 2010

This CD from the Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara presents two cantatas by the Spanish composer Vicente Martín y Soler - Il Sogno and La Dora festeggiante. Il Sogno, written in 1787, is the only example of collaboration of between Martín y Soler and the great librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. These works are like a small fresco of this period of transformation. La Dora represents the end of a period, in which the Olympic gods serve as a model to human behavior, while Il Sogno, is, deep down, a pre-romantic spiritual work, in which the nymphs are no longer unattainable beings, beings that do not suffer or have human passions but on the contrary, they embody them, they live them in their own skin in spite of being in an idyllic place.

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía de Ópera de Cámara - Vicente Martín y Soler: Ifigenia in Aulide (2006)

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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía de Ópera de Cámara - Vicente Martín y Soler: Ifigenia in Aulide (2006)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía de Ópera de Cámara - Vicente Martín y Soler: Ifigenia in Aulide (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 507 Mb | Total time: 53:11+46:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617192/2 | Recorded: 2006

This doble CD contains the opera Ifigenia in Aulide by Vicente Martín y Soler (1754-1806), a Spanish opera composer whose European recognition rivalled that of Mozart —in 2004 the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birthday was celebrated. The libretto is based on a classical tragedy named after the Greek heroine Ifigenia. The action takes place in Troya in 1100 B.C. and among the characters are Ifigenia, Aquiles, Agamenón, Ulises, and Arcadia. The author of the libretto was Luigi Serio. This opera had not been represented since its premiere at San Carlo theatre in Naples in 1779. Its premier in Úbeda-Baeza was an important landmark in the first years of the Festival, due to the complexity of the production and the excellent artistic results.

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Rè pastore (2007)

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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Rè pastore (2007)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Rè pastore (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 711 Mb | Total time: 135:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617201 | Recorded: 2006

Here is yet another operatic masterpiece reborn thanks to Juan Bautista Otero and his splendid Réal Compania Opera de Camara. 'Aminta, il re pastore' is an extraordinary work which the famed castrato Farinelli commissioned from the Bolognese composer Mazzoni after the huge success of his two operas produced in Lisbon, 'La clemenza di Tito' and 'Antigono'. Faithfully following Metastasio's original libretto, Mazzoni composed here a sublime opera seria in 3 acts, shorter than usual, with a blend of pathos, delicacy of expression and virtuosity that gives a marvelously complete picture of what one might call 'the Farinelli sound'.

Juan Bautista Otero, La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Terradellas: Sesostri (2011)

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Juan Bautista Otero, La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Terradellas: Sesostri (2011)

Juan Bautista Otero, La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Domènec Terradellas: Sesostri (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.19 Gb | Total time: 64:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCOC Records ‎| 1102.3 | Recorded: 2010

In spite of doom-laden predictions a few years ago that the age of recorded opera was dead, fascinating new discs are being produced, often of obscure rarities – and it would be hard to be more obscure than the operas of Domènec Terradellas, who worked for a while at the King's theatre in London in the mid-1740s but whose music has completely disappeared from view. On the evidence of this lavish and dramatic opera seria for Rome and Barcelona, he was alive to the most modern trends in virtuosic vocal writing without ever quite achieving depth of feeling. Juan Bautista Otero's committed revival with his sparkling Barcelona orchestra includes some dazzling singing, with the honours shared between Alexandrina Pendatchanska's correctvicious Nitocri and Sunhae Im in the title role.

Juan Bautista Otero, La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Domènec Terradellas: Artaserse (2009)

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Juan Bautista Otero, La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Domènec Terradellas: Artaserse (2009)

Juan Bautista Otero, La Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Domènec Terradellas: Artaserse (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 979 Mb | Total time: 76:47+54:51+42:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCOC Records | # 0800.3 | Recorded: 2008

The RCOC is an independent operatic ensemble performing on period instruments, created by the conductor and musicologist Juan Bautista Otero and the stage producer Isidro Olmo. It focuses its activity on the rediscovery of the musical heritage related to Spain and the old Bolurbon kingdoms in Italy during the 18th century, specially concerning the music for the stage of the Neapolitan operatic masters as David Pérez, Domingo Terradellas, Domenico Scarlatti, Mariana Martínez or Martín y Soler as commissioned by the great castrato Farinelli. This is clearly a project close to Juan Bautista Otero's heart, and one that he has been associated with since 1998.

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)

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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Nicola Porpora: Orlando (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 550 Mb | Total time: 125:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617177/2 | Recorded: 2005

'Orlando' is an operatic masterpiece by the Neapolitan Composer Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) who left an indelible mark on the 18th century and the careers of its greatest masters, from Hasse, Jommelli and Handel to Joseph Haydn, who was his pupil in Vienna. Against the background of the old Carolingian epic, the valiant knight Roland is transformed here into a lover before becoming 'Orlando furioso' in this encounter of three mythical figures: Ariosto, Metastasio and Porpora. The gamut runs from epic to tragedy in this vibrant, crackling performance under the inspired direction of Juan Bautista Otero.