PETER JOSEPH VON LINDPAINTNER (1791-1856): Il vespro siciliano.
Catalogue Number: 01U026
Description: Spohr and Schumann were enthusiatic about Lindpaintner’s operas and we get a rare example of why in this big 1843 work which also shows the effects of French grand opéra on German composers: expressive harmonies, folksong-like strophic songs, rich orchestration, the use of the latest stylistic devices, and tuneful bel canto melodies. 4 CDs. Italian libretto available online. Silvia Dalla Benetta (soprano), Ana Victória Pitts (mezzo), César Arrieta (tenor), Matija Meić (baritone), Camerata Bach Choir Poznan, Virtuosi Brunensis; Federico Longo.