GIOVANNI PAISIELLO (1740-1816): Le gare generose.
Catalogue Number: 03V025
Reference: GB 2575/76-2
Description: Premiered at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in Naples in the spring of 1786. The near-total absence of gags and slapstick routines plus the constant tension experienced by the two main characters who are on the run from alleged debts under false identities, suggest this opera belongs to the semiserio genre. Paisiello’s score features the arsenal of comic devices he would later employ in La Scuffiara or La Molinara. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Marianna Mappa (soprano), Bruno Taddia (bass), Manuel Amati (tenor), Giulia Mattiello (contralto), Orchestra of the Giovanni Paisiello Festival; Giovanni di Stefano.