Mitridate: Re di Ponto

£24.00

Classical Opera continue their series of Mozart Operas on Signum with Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto, K. 87 (74a). As well as the complete opera, this 4CD digipak release includes a bonus disc featuring the original versions of a number of arias from the opera that Mozart subsequently changed in the final version.

This splendid achievement, a genuine rival to Christophe Rousset’s star-studded 1999 Decca version, is given added documentary value by the inclusion of a fourth CD containing the original versions of eight arias the teenage Mozart changed at the behest of his cast – Opera Magazine

Nobody has done more to open our ears to the seeds of genius in the young Mozart than Ian Page, by the simple expedient of taking his early music seriously Opera Now

This performance is as committed and engaging if you could wish for; the hours – almost four if you include those extras – fly by. It’s almost budget price as well with essay texts and translations – BBC Radio 3 Record Review

Ian Page nurtures a performance that crackles, beguiles, thrills and moves by turns exactly as Mozart’s opera requires – Gramophone

This excellent recording is probably the one that Mozart completists will want to have – Daily Telegraph

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Ian Page conductor


RELEASE DATE: 13/10/2014
CATALOGUE NUMBER: SIGCD400
BARCODE: 635212040027

Mitridate, re di Ponto, K. 87 (74a)

CD1

1. Overture: Allegro

2. Overture: Andante grazioso

3. Overture: Presto

Act 1

4. Scene 1: Recitative, “Vieni, Signor” (Arbate, Sifare)

5. Scene 2: Recitative, “Se a me s’unisce Arbate” (Sifare, Aspasia)

6. Scene 2: No. 1, Aria, “Al destin, che la minaccia” (Aspasia)

7. Scene 3: Recitative, “Qual tumulto nell’alma” (Sifare)

8. Scene 3: No. 2, Aria, “Soffre il mio cor con pace” (Sifare)

9. Scene 4: Recitative, “Sin a quando, o Regina” (Farnace, Aspasia)

10. Scene 5: Recitative, “Ferma, o germano” (Sifare, Farnace, Aspasia)

11. Scene 6: Recitative, “All’ire freno, Principi, olà” (Arbate, Sifare, Farnace)

12. Scene 6: No. 3, Aria, “L’odio nel cor frenate” (Arbate)

13. Scene 7: Recitative, “Principe, che facemmo!” (Farnace, Sifare, Aspasia)

14. Scene 7: No. 4, Aria, “Nel sen mi palpita” (Aspasia)

15. Scene 8: Recitative, “Un tale addio, germano” (Farnace, Sifare)

16. Scene 8: No. 5, Aria, “Parto: Nel gran cimento” (Sifare)

17. Scene 9: Recitative, ”Eccovi in un momento sconvolti” (Farnace, Marzio)

18. Scene 9: No. 6, Aria, ”Venga pur, minacci e frema” (Farnace)

19. Scene 10: No. 7, Marcia, Maestoso

20. Scene 10: No. 8, Cavata, “Se di lauri il crine adorno” (Mitridate)

21. Scene 10: Recitative, ”Tu mi revedi, Arbate” (Mitridate, Ismene, Arbate)

22. Scene 11: Recitative, ”Su la temuta destra” (Sifare, Mitridate, Farnace, Ismene)

23. Scene 11: No. 9, Aria, ”In faccia all’oggetto” (Ismene)

24. Scene 12: Recitative, ”Teme Ismene a ragion” (Mitridate, Arbate)

25. Scene 13: Accompanied Recitative, ”Respira alfin, respira” (Mitridate)

26. Scene 13: No. 10, Aria, “Quel ribelle e quell’ingrato” (Mitridate)

CD2: Act 2

1. Scene 1: Recitative, “Questo è l’amor, Farnace” (Ismene, Farnace)

2. Scene 1: No. 11, Aria, “Va, l’error mio palesa” (Farnace)

3. Scene 2: Recitative, “Perfido, ascolta” (Ismene, Mitridate)

4. Scene 3: Recitative, “Eccomi a’ cenni tuoi” (Aspasia, Mitridate)

5. Scene 4: Recitative, “Respiro, oh Dei!” (Aspasia, Sifare, Mitridate)

6. Scene 4: No. 12, Aria, “Tu che fedel mi sei” (Mitridate)

7. Scene 5: Recitative, “Che dirò? Che ascoltai?” (Sifare, Aspasia)

8. Scene 6: Recitative, “Alla tua fede il padre, Sifare, applaude” (Arbate)

9. Scene 7: Recitative, “Oh giorno di dolore!” (Aspasia, Sifare)

10. Scene 7: Accompanied Recitative, “Non più, Regina” (Sifare, Aspasia)

11. Scene 7: No. 13, Aria, “Lungi da te, mio bene” (Sifare)

12. Scene 8: Accompanied Recitative, ”Grazie ai Numi partì” (Aspasia)

13. Scene 8: No. 14, Aria, “Nel grave tormento” (Aspasia)

14. Scene 9: Recitative, “Qui, dove la vendetta si prepara” (Mitridate, Ismene, Arbate)

15. Scene 10: Recitative, “Sedete, o Prenci” (Mitridate, Sifare, Farnace)

16. Scene 11: Recitative, “Signor, son io” (Marzio, Mitridate, Sifare)

17. Scene 12: Recitative, “Inclita Ismene” (Mitridate, Ismene)

18. Scene 12: No. 15, Aria, “So quanto a te dispiace” (Ismene)

19. Scene 13: Recitative, “Ah, giacchè son tradito” (Farnace)

20. Scene 13: No. 16, Aria, “Son reo; l’error confesso” (Farnace)

21. Scene 14: Recitative, “E crederai, Signor” (Sifare, Mitridate, Aspasia)

22. Scene 14: No. 17, Aria, “Già di pietà mi spoglio” (Mitridate)

23. Scene 15: Recitative, “Sifare, per pietà stringi l’acciaro” (Aspasia, Sifare)

24. Scene 15: Accompanied Recitative, “Io sposa di quel mostro” (Aspasia, Sifare)

25. Scene 15: No. 18, Duet, “Se viver non degg’io” (Sifare, Aspasia)

CD3: Act 3

1. Scene 1: Recitative, “Pera omai chi m’oltraggia” (Mitridate, Aspasia, Ismene)

2. Scene 1: No. 19, Aria, “Tu sai per chi m’accese” (Ismene)

3. Scene 2: Recitative, “Re crudel, Re spietato” (Aspasia, Mitridate)

4. Scene 3: Recitative, “Mio Re, t’affretta” (Arbate, Mitridate)

5. Scene 3: No. 20, Aria, “Vado incontro al fato estremo” (Mitridate)

6. Scene 4: Recitative, “Lagrime intempestive” (Aspasia)

7. Scene 4: Accompanied Recitative, ”Ah ben ne fui presaga!” (Aspasia)

8. Scene 3: No. 21, Cavatina “Pallid’ ombre, che scorgete” (Aspasia)

9. Scene 4: Accompanied Recitative, “Bevasi… Ahimè” (Aspasia)

10. Scene 5: Recitative, “Che fai, Regina?” (Sifare, Aspasia)

11. Scene 6: Recitative, “Che mi val questa vita” (Sifare)

12. Scene 6: No. 22, Aria, “Se il rigor d’ingrata sorte” (Sifare)

13. Scene 7: Recitative, “Sorte crudel, stelle inimiche” (Farnace)

14. Scene 8: Recitative, “Teco i patti, o Farnace” (Marzio, Farnace)

15. Scene 8: No. 23, Aria, “Se di regnar sei vago” (Marzio)

16. Scene 9: Accompanied Recitative, “Vadasi… Oh ciel” (Farnace)

17. Scene 9: No. 24, Aria, “Già dagli occhi il velo è tolto” (Farnace)

18. Scene 10: Recitative, “Figlio, amico, non più” (Mitridate, Sifare)

19. Scene 11: Recitative, “Ah vieni, o dolce dell’amor mio” (Mitridate, Aspasia, Sifare)

20. Scene 12: Recitative, “Reo non si chiami, o Sire” (Ismene, Mitridate)

21. Scene 12: No. 24, Chorus, “Non si ceda al Campidoglio” (Aspasia, Sifare, Farnace, Ismene, Arbate)

CD4

Mitridate, re di Ponto, K. 87 (74a)

1. Act 1, Scene 2: No. 1, Aria, “Al destin, che la minaccia” (Aspasia) (Original Version)

2. Act 1, Scene 10: No. 8, Cavata, “Se di lauri il crine adorno” (Mitridate) (Original Version, Completion of Original Sketch by Stanley Sadie & Ian Page)

3. Act 1, Scene 11: No. 9, Aria, ”In faccia all’oggetto” (Ismene) (Original Version)

4. Act 2, Scene 7: No. 13, Aria, “Lungi da te, mio bene” (Sifare) (Original Version)

5. Act 2, Scene 8: No. 14, Aria, “Nel grave tormento” (Aspasia) (Original Version, Completed by Stanley Sadie)

6. Act 2, Scene 13: No. 16, Aria, “Son reo; l’error confesso” (Farnace) (Original Version)

7. Act 2, Scene 15: No. 18, Duet, “Se viver non degg’io” (Sifare, Aspasia) (Original Version)

8. Act 3, Scene 3: No. 20, Aria, “Vado incontro al fato estremo” (Mitridate) (Original Version)

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