Susanna (Stradella)

La Susanna is a 1681 oratorio in two parts by Alessandro Stradella for Francesco II, Duke of Modena for the Oratory of San Carlo.[1]

RolesEdit

  • Susanna (soprano)
  • Daniele (castrato / soprano)
  • Testo (castrato / countertenor)
  • Primo Giudice (bass)
  • Secondo Giudice (tenor)

RecordingsEdit

  • La Susanna - Marjanne Kweksilber, Judith Nelson, René Jacobs, Martyn Hill and Ulrik Cold. Alan Curtis (conductor) 1978
  • La Susanna - Emanuela Galli, Susanna (soprano) Barbara Zanichelli, Daniele (soprano) Roberto Balconi, Testo (countertenor) Luca Dordolo, Secondo Giudice (tenor) Matteo Bellotto, Primo Giudice (bass) Ensemble Aurora Enrico Gatti, Glossa 2004
  • La Susanna - Gemma Bertagnolli (soprano) - Susanna; Isabel Alvarez (soprano) - Daniele; Martin Oro (alto) - Testo; Mirko Guadagnini (tenor) - Secondo Giudice; Sergio Foresti (bass) - Primo Giudice Harmonices Mundi/Claudio Astronio recorded live 2011, Schloss Maretsch, Bolzano, Brilliant[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carolyn Gianturco Alessandro Stradella, 1639-1682: his life and music 1994 p 54 "Stradella was, therefore, asked to set the secretary's La Susanna for the Oratory of San Carlo."
  2. ^ Review