Gomes: Salvator Rosa
Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
Mauro Pagano (tenor), Francesca Scaini (soprano), Francesco Ellero D’Artegna (bass) Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Maurizio Benini
Antônio Carlos Gomes was one of the most popular composers between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. His love for Italian opera and profound admiration of Verdi’s works inspired him with pages of great melodic impact, which have proved irresistible for audiences of all times. Salvator Rosa was premièred at Genoa’s Carlo Felice Theatre in 1874. Known especially for the great aria for bass Di sposo, di padre, this opera will give listeners quite a few pleasant surprises: its still enthusing arias, duets and concertati are of great effect and capture even the coolest of audiences.