Dmitry Bortniansky Arias from Alcide

Dmitry Bortniansky (1751-1825)

Dmitry Bortniansky was a Ukrainian-Russian composer.  He studied music in Italy.  His first operas were performed in Italy.  Bortniansky worked as the Kappellmeister (Chapel master) at the court of St. Petersburg.

Bortniansky wrote operas, cantatas, instrumental works, Russian sacred music, and Russian secular music.

Here are two arias from Dmitry Bortniansky’s 3 act opera Alcide.  Each aria lasts about 4 minutes.  The remaining minutes on each recording are silent.

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