NICOLA VACCAJ (1790-1848): La sposa di Messina.
Catalogue Number: 05N034
Description: This is the only opera in the catalogue right now by this renowned vocal teacher who also wrote 17 operas. Vaccaj was unfortunate to fall somewhere in between the lightness and delicacy of Rossini and the dramatic power of Donizetti but, as this 1839 melodramma in two acts shows, he could both deliver beautiful and expressive melody and create plenty of dramatic tension where required. 2 CDs. Libretto and translation available on-line. Jessica Pratt (soprano), Wakako Ono (mezzo), Filippo Adami (tenor), Armand Ariostini (baritone), Maurizio Lo Piccolo (bass), Classica Chamber Choir, Brno, Virtuosi Brunensis; Antonino Fogliani.