JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): Il ritorno di Tobia.
Catalogue Number: 02U023
Label: Orfeo d'Or
Reference: C 952 182 I
Description: Vividly portraying its protagonists' (Tobias and the angel Raphael who go on a journey in order to heal the former’s father’s blindness) emotional turmoil through virtuosic arias and vivid choruses, this 1775 oratorio is a work of considerable impact. We offered a Naxos recording 11 years ago but this one is actually cheaper and the conductor rather more famous... 2 CDs. Italian texts. Sen Guo, Valentina Farcas (sopranos), Ann Hallenberg (alto), Mauro Peter (tenor), Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Orchestra La Scintilla; Nikolaus Harnoncourt (live, Salzburg Festival, Aug. 19, 2013).