GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Alessandro Severo, HWV A13, NICCOLÒ MANZARO (1795-1872): Don Crepuscolo.
Catalogue Number: 04M025
Reference: 609 1674-2
Description: A pasticcio made up of 19 pieces from Giustino, Berenice and Arminio, recent London operas with no hope of reviving, and 10 from earlier operas composed between 1720 and 1736. Its 1738 London premiere produced only five other performances and this is claimed as a world premiere recording. As is the 29-minute azione comica (with only one singer, whose role is in the basso buffo genre) by a Greek composer (his name Italianized) whose 1815 premiere represents the first such by any Greek composer. 3 CDs. Italian-English libretti. Mary-Ellen Nesi, Kristina Hammar-ström, Irini Karaianni (mezzos), Marita Solberg, Gemma Bertagnolli (sopranos), Petros Magoulas (bass), Armonia Atenea; George Petrou.