JOSEF MYSLIVECEK (1737-1781): L'Olimpiade.
Catalogue Number: 11Q026
Reference: GB 2469/70-2
Description: Myslivecek's whack at Metastasio's (probably) most-set libretto dates from 1778, at the height of his fame and puts the solo singer first, offering only one duet and three punctuating choruses while scoring transparently yet colorfully. Of course it sounds like Mozart; don't his violin concertos also? 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Yasushi Watanabe (tenor), Erika Tanaka, Maria Teresa Leva (sopranos), Carlo Vistoli (countertenor), Orchestra and Chorus of the Bologna Teatro Communale; Oliver von Dohnányi.