ALESSANDRO STRADELLA (1639-1682): La Doriclea (World Premiere Recording).
Catalogue Number: 12U015
Reference: A 454
Description: Composed in Rome during the early 1670s, La Doriclea may be the first opera entirely composed by Stradella. From the dramatic point of view, it belongs to the comedy of intrigue genre typical of the 17th century Spanish theatre tradition. Refined and amusing, it alternates touching lamentos with irresistibly comic scenes, in which the character of Giraldo, seems to be a precursor of the basso buffo. 3 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Emőke Baráth (soprano), Giuseppina Bridelli (mezzo), Xavier Sabata (countertenor), Gabriella Martellacci (contralto), Il Pomo d’Oro; Andrea De Carlo.