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Benelux - Available 01/09/10
Pergolesi: Lo frate 'nnamorato
Alessandro Corbelli (Marcaniello); Nuccia Focile (Ascanio); Amelia Felle (Nena);
Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala; Riccardo Muti
rare recording of Pergolesis second opera, a comic and colourful tale of tangled love in which three girls resist their arranged marriages in pursuit of the same young man. Rediscovered by conductor Riccardo Muti, this forgotten jewel sparkles in its 1989 period production.
"...the comic brilliance of the baritones Alessandro Corbelli and Bruno De Simone, the lustrous voices of the sopranos Nuccia Focile, Amelie Felle and Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz and mezzos Manca di Nissa, Luciana D'Intino and Nicoletta Curiel, and the fluent pacing of the whole make a joyful contribution." (BBC Music Magazine)