SAVERIO MERCADANTE (1795-1870): Pelagio.

Catalogue Number: 04L053

Label: Dynamic

Reference: CDS 636/1-2

Format: CD

Price: $37.98

Description: The title character of the composer's last completed opera (1857) is a Visigoth king in 8th century Gijon, Spain and had its modern premiere by the conductor of this recording. Opera Grove notes an Act IV aria "of an almost Verdian intensity and pathos". Among the last glimmers of romantic bel canto, sinking into the darkness. 2 CDs. Libretto and translation available on-line. Costantino Finucci (baritone), Clara Polito (soprano), Danilo Formaggia (tenor), Bratislava Chamber Choir, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Mariano Rivas.

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