GIOVANNI BOTTESINI (1821-1889): Ero e Leandro.
Catalogue Number: 05M030
Description: Who knew? The double bass guy wrote operas too! This one dates from 1879 and was successful enough to have 29 performances but this one, recorded at the Teatro San Domenico in Crema Sept. 4-6, 2009, was its first since Bottesini's death. The music is stylistically in the vein of late Verdi, richly chromatic and inventively orchestrated. Veronique Mercier (soprano), Gian Luca Pasolini (tenor) Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass), Coro Claudio Monteverdi, Orchestra Filarmonica del Piemonte; Aldo Salvagno. 16:9 widescreen. NTSC region 0. Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM Stereo. 102 min.