SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Arianno in Nasso.
Catalogue Number: 11O032
Description: The Naxos Mayr factory is burping these vocal works out like clockwork. Here, though, instead of a two-disc oratorio, we have a 58-minute cantata from 1818 which was written for the famous Isabella Colbran. Her virtuosity inspired Mayr who provided vivid depictions of nature, refined pathos and joyous celebration for both singer and orchestra. Texts and translations available on-line. Cornelia Horak (soprano), Thomas Michael Allen (tenor), Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble; Franz Hauk.