UMBERTO GIORDANO (1867-1948): Marcella.
Catalogue Number: 05J055
Reference: CDS 573
Description: The first failure after three brilliant to middling successes (Andrea Chenier, Fedora and Siberia), this hour-long tale of love across the class barrier dates from 1907. Its three "episodes" - "Found", "Loved" and "Abandoned" - are informative enough; each contains a big romantic duet between the ill-starred lovers but don't expect any action - this is all about the lyrical and melancholic joys of love. Italian-English libretto. Serena Daolio, Natalizia Carone (sopranos), Danilo Formaggia (tenor), Pierluigi Dilengite (baritone), Bratislava Chamber Choir, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Manlio Benzi.