ALESSANDRO STRADELLA (1639-1682): Santa Pelagia.
Catalogue Number: 06S013
Reference: A 431
Description: The subject of this fourth installment of this label’s “Stradella Project” is a prostitute who coverted to Christianity and lived out her days as a hermit on the Mount of Olives. But Stradella wouldn’t be Stradella unless he was able to set a libretto in which she is torn between the World and Religion and gets to delight in the memories of her former luxurious lifestyle. Italian texts. Roberta Mameli (soprano), Raffaele Pe (contralto), Luca Cervoni (tenor), Sergio Foresti (baritone), Ensemble Mare Nostrum; Andrea De Carlo.