ANTONIO MAZZONI (1717-1785): Il re pastore.
Catalogue Number: 06L036
Description: Commissioned by Farinelli, this 1756 opera seria followed two big Lisbon successes (La clemenza di Tito and Antigono) and was premiered in Bologna. Faithfully following Metastasio's original libretto, it's in three acts, shorter than many in the genre, with a blend of pathos, deicacy of expression and virtuosity which, taken together, might define "the Farinelli sound". 2 CDs. Italian-French libretto. Anna Maria Panzarella, Céline Ricci (sopranos), Leif Aruhn-Solén (tenor), Marina Pardo (mezzo), Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara; Juan Bautista Otero. 2006 release. (Overstock item - no back-orders)