VICENTE MARTÍN Y SOLER (1754-1806): Il burbero di buon cuore.
Catalogue Number: 03O036
Reference: CDS 580/1-2
Description: The first of Martín's collaborations with librettist Da Ponte (January of 1786) puts it right in the mix with Le nozze di Figaro aro and, the next year, Don Giovanni. In fact, this recording includes the two substitute arias Mozart wrote for a revival in 1789 for Louise Villeneuve (K. 582 and 583). Simple, with charming melodies and colorful orchestration, it turned out to be a down payment, as it were, for Una cosa rara which, later the same year would make the public forget all about Figaro's triumph the previous May. NOTE: The DVD version of this opera was offered here in March of 2009 (03K032). 2 CDs. Elena de la Merced, Véronique Gens (sopranos), Saimir Pirgu (tenor), Carlos Chausson (bass-baritone), Madrid Symphony Orchestra; Christophe Rousset.