CARLO PEDROTTI (1817-1893): Tutti in maschera.
Catalogue Number: 02K058
Description: As a conductor and administrator, Pedrotti raised the Teatro Regio in Turin to the level of La Scala during his tenure there from 1868-82; as a composer, he wrote 19 operas and left one minor masterpiece: this 1856 opera buffa involving the intrigues in an opera company whose two prima donnas compete for the professional attention of a visiting Arab who wants to engage his own company. One of the last works in the old Neapolitan tradition, soon to be wiped away forever by Verdi and Puccini, it is light, vivacious, colorful and tuneful. Who could ask for more? English subtitles. Paolo Bordogna (baritone), David Sotgiu (tenor), Yolanda Auyanet (soprano), Coro del Teatro dell'Opera Giocosa, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo e della Liguria; Giovanni Di Stefano. 16:9 widescreen format. NTSC, region 0. Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM Stereo. 117 min.