Gala Reopening of La Fenice DVD
Patrizia Ciofi (soprano), Sara Allegretta (soprano), Sonia Ganassi (mezzo-soprano), Sara Mingardo (alto), Roberto Saccà (tenor), Mirko Guadagnini (tenor), Michele Pertusi (bass), Nicolas Rivenq (baritone); Riccardo Muti (conductor), Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice.
Beethoven's overture 'Zur Weihe des Hauses', Stravinsky’s 'Symphony of Psalms', Caldara’s 'Te Deum', Wagner's 'Kaisermarch' and 'Huldigungsmarch'.
Recorded in Venezia, 14 December 2003; released in April 2005.
"A Venetian born composer should have his place in such a concert though not Antonio Vivaldi; that would have been too easy. The honour goes to Antonio Caldara with a not very interesting Te Deum. This has the advantage of introducing 8 soloists; most of them having only a few sentences to sing during this 10-minute piece. Even then Ciofi and Pertusi succeed in making some beautiful sounds..." Opera Today