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L'Olimpiade: The Opera
Arias by Caldara, Hasse, Pergolesi, Vivaldi and others. With Gauvin, Rosique, Basso, Gottwald; Phan, Spanos; Venice Baroque Orchestra, Chryssicos. Italian texts with English and French translations. Naïve V 5295 (2)
The opera seria librettist Pietro Metastasio was prized for his noble style, clear plotlines (though they often involved contrived misunderstandings) and direct, passionate language well suited to mus...
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