Leoni: L'oracolo / Frankfurt Opera
Ventre, Carlo; Rossler, Lars; Smirnov, Pavel; Frankfurt Opera Children's Chorus; Magiera, Katharina; Holland, Ashley; Chor der Oper Frankfurt; Raspagliosi, Annalisa; Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester; Iturra, Ricardo; Llompart, Pere; Solyom, Stefan; Mayer, Franz; Sidhom, Peter
Franco Leoni was born in Milan in 1864 and in 1892 moved to London, where he achieved some popularity as a song and opera composer. This opera, based on the drama “The cat and the Cherub” by Chester Bailey Fernald was premiered at Covent Garden in 1905. The work became a repertoire staple at the Metropolitan Opera in the twenties and thirties but then disappeared almost completely.