SEBASTIÁN DURÓN (1660-1716): La Guerra de los Gigantes.
Catalogue Number: 03O020
Label: Pan Classics
Reference: PC 10276
Description: Probably dating from 1702, this one-act opera is a combination of (mostly) Spanish tonadas with a few nods to the Italian recitatives and arias of the Neapolitan style which was about to gain its first footholds in Spain (it has a Xácara instead of an overture). The scoring for only two violin parts, clarino trumpet and continuo (colored by Spanish baroque guitar) lends it an intimate aspect. Spanish libretto. Eva Juárez, Camilla de Falleiro (sopranos), Anna Freivogel, Maria Weiss (mezzos), A Corte Musical; Rogério Gonçalves.