ANTONIO DRAGHI (1634-1700): El Prometeo.
Catalogue Number: 03V016
Description: The original score of El Prometeo (Prometheus) is held in the Leopoldine Library in Vienna. It dates from 1669 and was written by a composer who was also a singer, notably in the operas of Cavalli. For the first time in history, an Italian set a text in Spanish, inspired by a drama by Calderón. Being a court opera, it had to be spectacular and its stage machinery was matched in complexity by its plot(s). The last act has disappeared but since the libretto of this act has survived, conductor Alarcón decided to rewrite all the music for it. Spanish-English libretto. Fabio Trümpy (tenor), Scott Conner (bass), Mariana Flores (soprano), Giuseppina Bridelli (mezzo), Namur Chamber Choir, Cappella Mediterranea; Leonardo García Alarcón.