SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Amore non soffre opposizioni.
Catalogue Number: 10S022
Description: Mayr's opera buffa was first performed in Venice in 1810 and owes something to the increasingly popular genre of the "sentimental drama". Conforming to Neapolitan practice in having no recitatives, it reflects precisely those qualities that aroused such enthusiasm for his music in Mayr's contemporaries: beautiful, expressive melodies, a natural vocal style, stimulating harmonies, and sophisticated instrumentation. 2 CDs. Libretto and translations available online. Monika Lichtenegger, Laura Faig (sopranos), Richard Resch (tenor), Giulio Alvise Caelli, Phillip Gaiser (basses), East-West European Festival Orchestra; Franz Hauk.