“Caldo salgo” aria di Ismaele dall’Oratorio” Sedecia: Re di Gerusalemme” di Alessandro Scarlatti.
As requested “vintage Jaroussky” This is the first Philippe Jaroussky recording as a professional countertenor his “debut recording” singing the role of Ismaele (Ismaele a Jewish prince son of Sedecia who was king of Jerusalem but was defeated and tormented by this mythical figure Nabucco king of Babylonnia (In some works he is evil like this and in others is praised. Also a very high role for a countertenor Ismaele is totally a soprano role)
Sedecia(Alto castrato): Gérard Lesne Countertenor
Anna(Soprano): Virgine Pochon Soprano
Ismaele(Soprano castrato): Philippe Jaroussky Countertenor
Nabucco(Basso): Peter Harvey Bass-Baritone
Nadabbe(Tenor): Mark Padmore Tenor
Il seminario musicale
Gérard Lesne director
Probably best version ever recorded of this oratorio for 5 soloist and choir, that is beautiful at times,very touching at times but in general is kind of a poor work I guess Scarlatti’s wasn’t really into it. Probably the most intense moment is Ismaele’s aria “Caldo sangue” (Warm blood) and is about how Anna,Sedecia and Ismaele found all their people murdered by the Babylonians (Recording that give Jaroussky world attention,the rest of the oratorio is not really exciting even than Nabucco have some bravura arias as the warrior king he is. Anyway is must have in every baroque lover music library and this version is the one.