VINCENZO BELLINI (1801-1835): Bianca e Gernando (Original version - World Premiere Recording).
Catalogue Number: 08T027
Description: This, Bellini's official operatic debut was known only in its revised version of Bianca e Fernando until this rediscovery and revival at Bad Wildbad in July 2016. Set in the ducal palace of Agrigento and with its tale of secretive plots and triumph over tyranny, this original version of the opera presents both unknown music and significant differences from the revised version, giving its dramatic shape a distinctive new character. 2 CDs. Italian libretto available online. Silvia Dalla Benetta (soprano), Maxim Mironov (tenor), Luca Dall’ Amico (bass), Vittorio Prato (baritone), Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań, Virtuosi Brunensis; Antonino Fogliani.