Rossini: La Gazzetta / Scipioni

Album cover art for upc 730099027779
Label: NAXOS
Catalog: 8660277-78
Format: CD

Marco Cristarella Orestano (Don Pomponio Storion), Judith Gauthier (Lisetta), Giulio Mastrototaro (Filippo), Vincenzo Bruzzaniti (Don Anselmo), Rossella Bevacqua (Doralice), Michael Spyres (Alberto), Maria Soulis (Madama La Rose), Filippo Polinelli (Monsù Traversen), Ugo Mahieux (harpsichord continuo), Czech Chamber Soloists, Brno & San Pietro a Majella Chorus, Naples, Christopher Franklin

Rossini: La Gazzetta
Critical edition by the Fondazione Rossini, edited by Philip Gossett and Fabrizio Scipioni (Ricordi BMG) Reconstruction of the 1st Act Quintet by the Deutsche Rossini Gesellschaft, edited by Stefano Piana

Composed between The Barber of Seville (8660027-29) and Cinderella (8660191-92), Rossini’s only Neapolitan comic opera La gazzetta (The Newspaper) was based on a highly popular romantic comedy by Carlo Goldoni, yet has languished until the publication of the new critical edition on which this recording is based.
Now revealed as a delicious entertainment satirising the rôle of the media, it involves two young women, their lovers and fathers, who are beset by the arrival of disguised Quakers and a Turkish masquerade all as the result of an advertisement!

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