Ercole Amante (De Nederlandse Opera)

Overview

Francesco Cavalli's 1662 opera buffa Ercole Amante has a unique and distinguished history; commissioned to celebrate the marriage of Louis XIV (the Sun King) and Marie-Thérèse of Spain, it justly retained a status as the most elaborate opera performed in Europe up through the late Seventeenth Century. De Nederlandse Opera mounted this humorous and surrealistic production of the work in 2009, with David Alden directing for the stage and Constance Hoffman designing the costumes. It stars Luca Pisaroni as the heroic...
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Overview

Francesco Cavalli's 1662 opera buffa Ercole Amante has a unique and distinguished history; commissioned to celebrate the marriage of Louis XIV (the Sun King) and Marie-Thérèse of Spain, it justly retained a status as the most elaborate opera performed in Europe up through the late Seventeenth Century. De Nederlandse Opera mounted this humorous and surrealistic production of the work in 2009, with David Alden directing for the stage and Constance Hoffman designing the costumes. It stars Luca Pisaroni as the heroic Ercole, Veronica Cangemi as Iole, Jeremy Ovenden as Hyllo and [$Anna Maria Panzarella as Deianira. The Concerto Köln and The Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera provide musical accompaniment, with Ivor Bolton serving as music director. Per the original work, the production here is sung in Italian.
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Special Features

Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery; Behind the scenes with Johannette Zomar; Behind the scenes with Luca Pisaroni; The making of Erola Amante
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • UPC: 809478010203
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 4:21:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,369

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Luca Pisaroni Ercole
Veronica Cangemi Iole
Jeremy Ovenden Hyllo
Anna Maria Panzarella Deianira
Anna Bonitatibus Giunone
Marlin Miller Licco
Technical Credits
Misjel Vermeiren Director
Ivor Bolton Musical Direction/Supervision
Francesco Cavalli Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ercole Amante
1. Opening [1:54]
2. Prologue: Sinfonia/Qual Concorso Indovino [11:38]
3. First Entrance: The King, Representing the House of France [1:14]
4. Second Entrance: Air for the House of Austria [3:08]
5. Act 1 Scene 1: Come Si Beffa Amor Del Poter Mio! [5:04]
6. Act 1 Scene 2: Se Ninfa Ai Pianti [6:19]
7. Act 1 Scene 3: E Vuol Dunque Ciprigna [4:49]
8. Act 1 Third Entrance: Lightning and Storms [1:23]
9. Act 2 Scene 1: Amor Ardor Più Rari [4:58]
10. Act 2 Scene 2: Ercole a Dirti Invia [4:00]
11. Act 2 Scene 3: E Che Cosa È Quest'amore [1:09]
12. Act 2 Scene 4: Buon Dì, Gentil Fanciullo [3:15]
13. Act 2 Scene 5: Misera, Ohimè, Ch'ascolto [9:09]
14. Act 2 Scene 6: Mormorate O Fiumcelli [4:39]
15. Act 2 Scene 7: O Dèa, Sublime Dèa [5:34]
16. Act 2 Fourth Entrance: The Dreams [1:49]
17. Act 3 Scene 1: Sol S'inarcan Gli Emisferi [7:30]
18. Act 3 Scene 2: Sarà Com'hai Disposito [:40]
19. Act 3 Scene 3: Bella Iola, E Quando Mai Sentirai [7:10]
20. Act 3 Scene 4: E Tu A Che Pensi, Iole? [1:07]
21. Act 3 Scene 5: Sonno, Potente Nume [5:43]
22. Act 3 Scene 6: D'eutyro Anima Grande [1:20]
23. Act 3 Scene 7: Svegliati Alcide, E Mira [1:34]
24. Act 3 Scene 8: Più, Di Salvarlo Tenti [3:27]
25. Act 3 Scene 9: Figlio, Tu Prigioniero? [3:10]
26. Act 3 Scene 10: A Dio, Paggio [2:16]
27. Act 3 Fifth Entrance: Concert of Guitars [1:56]
Disc #2 -- Ercole Amante
1. Opening [:41]
2. Act 4 Scene 1: Ahi Che Pena È Gelosia [2:37]
3. Act 4 Scene 2: Zifiri Che Gite [4:33]
4. Act 4 Scene 3: E Mon Si Trova [1:27]
5. Act 4 Scene 4: Salva, Nettuno [4:32]
6. Act 4 Scene 5: Dunque Del Mio Potere [3:44]
7. Act 4 Sixth Entrance: The Breezes [1:47]
8. Act 4 Scene 6: Ed A Che Peggio I Fati Ahi Mi Sernaro? [4:07]
9. Act 4 Scene 7: Gradisci O Re [17:01]
10. Act 4 Seventh Entrance: The Spirits and the Ladies [1:37]
11. Act 5 Scene 1: Como Solo Ad Un Grido [11:43]
12. Act 5 Scene 2: Afline Il Ciel D'amor [12:04]
13. Act 5 Scene 3: Veggio, O Di Veder Parmi? [4:17]
14. Act 5 Scene 4: Su, Su, Allegrezza [4:44]
15. Act 5 Ninth Entrance: Ballet of the Seven Planets [1:54]
16. Act 5 Scene 5: Quel Grand'eroe [7:19]
17. Act 5 Eighteenth Entrance: Galliard for the Satrs [2:20]
18. Act 5: Curtain Calls and End Credits [5:10]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Ercole Amante
   Play Acts 1, 2 & 3
   Chapters
   Extras
      Synopsis
      Cast Gallery
   Set-Up
      Audio: Stereo
      Audio: DTS Surrround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Deutsch
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Italiano
      Subtitles: Nederlands
      Subtitles: None
Disc #2 -- Ercole Amante
   Play Acts 4 & 5
   Chapters
   Extras
      Behind the Scenes With Johannette Zomer
      Behind the Scenes With Luca Pisaroni
      The Making of Ercole Amante
   Set-Up
      Audio: Stereo
      Audio: DTS Surrround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Deutsch
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Italiano
      Subtitles: Nederlands
      Subtitles: None
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