SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Che Originali! (Chiara Amarù [mezzo], Angela Nisi [soprano], Bruno de Simone [baritone], Leonardo Cortellazzi [tenor]), GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848): Pigmalione (Antonino Siragusa [tenor], Aya Wakizono [mezzo]).
Catalogue Number: 08U016
Description: Two rarities: the Donizetti, the old statue-comes-alive gambit, was his first opera but it wasn’t premiered until 1960 (a CD of this was issued by Myto in 2011 - 01M026). There is only one previous recording of the Mayr farsa (on Guild in 2000 and no longer available) whose main character is a head of household mad about music. 2 CDs. Libretto and translation available online. Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala; Gianluca Capuano.