Ensemble Mare Nostrum & Andrea De Carlo - Stradella: Santa Pelagia (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 49:55 minutes | 915 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
With this fourth installment of the Stradella Project, Andrea De Carlo and Ensemble Mare Nostrum continue their exploration of the oratorio output, following the recent rediscoveries of San Giovanni Crisostomo and Santa Editta. A pretty dancing-girl at the imperial court of Antioch in Syria, Pelagia, is the object of rivalry between an evil angel, Mondo (the World), urging her to enjoy life to the full before old age destroys her beauty, and Bishop Nonno of Edessa, who with the help of a good angel, Religione, invites her to a life in the service of God.