STEFANO PAVESI (1779-1850): Ser Marcantonio.
Catalogue Number: 06O026
Description: Pavesi was Rossini until Rossini came along: just listen to the overture, much less the rest of this typical opera comica, stuffed with the buffoonery, intrigue, disguises and intrigue which characterize the genre (the source of this libretto also provided that of Donizetti's Don Pasquale), and you'll hear a composer whose striking individuality assured him of a very successful couple of decades before the real Rossini appeared and swept away all his predecessors. 2 CDs. Libretto available on-line. Marco Filippo Romano (baritone), Loriana Castellano (contralto), Matteo D'Apolito (bass-baritone), Timur Bekbosunov (tenor), Camerata Bach Choir, Poznan, Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim; Massimo Spadano.