LEONARDO VINCI (1690-1730): Didone Abbandonata.
Catalogue Number: 10T019
Description: Premiered in Rome in 1726, with a libretto by Metastasio revised specifically for Vinci, this dramma per musica was a resounding success and shows the composer extending the boundaries of late Baroque style; it certainly caught Handel’s ear because he later appropriated several themes for his own use. 3 CDs for the price of 2. Libretto & translation available online. Roberta Mameli (soprano), Carlo Allemano (tenor), Raffaele Pé (countertenor), Orchestra dell Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Carlo Ipata.