ALFREDO CATALANI (1854-1893): Edmea.
Catalogue Number: 02T033
Reference: GB 2093/94-2
Format: CD reissue
Description: Catalani’s third opera (1886) looks backward a bit to the age of bel canto in that its title character lose sher mind and has a big mad scene. The tenor gets plenty to do also but the varied colors and sensitivity of the orchestral contribution may be what ‘s most noticed. This originally came out six years before we took over RI. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Notes and libretto-English translation available online. Maria Sokolinska Noto (soprano), Maurizio Frusoni (tenor), Marco Chingari (baritone), Artisti del Coro Associati, Orchestra Lirico-Sinfonica del Teatro del Giglio di Lucca; Massimo de Bernart. Original 1991 release.