BALDASSARE GALUPPI (1706-1785): L'Olimpiade.
Catalogue Number: 02K031
Description: First recording of Galuppi's most successful opera seria, using a popular Metastasio libretto and premiered in 1747. Set at the ancient Olympics, its pair of lovers (all four performed by women here as the male roles were originally for castrati) get the full measure of the composer's colorful and melodic talents. 2 DVDs. English subtitles. Mark Tucker (tenor), Ruth Rosique, Roberta Invernizzi, Romina Basso (sopranos), Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon. 16:9 widescreen format. NTSC, Region 0. 5.1 Dolby surround or 2.0 linear PCM. 210 min.