Saverio Mercadante: Don Quixote at the wedding of Gamaccio / Guagliardo, Colaianni, Catrani, Mirabelli, Mogollon, Mastrototaro

> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 12: Recitativo: Tutto tentar sapro (Basilio) - Scene 13: Recitativo: Dove trovar potrassi uno scudier piu fino? (Sancio, Don Chisciotte)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 13: Duetto: Ah parla, scudiero infame (Don Chisciotte, Sancio)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 14: Recitativo: Entri signor (Cristina, Gamaccio, Sancio) - Scene 15: Eppur da quel (Don Diego) - Scene 16: Io sfido (Sancio) - Scene 17: Ecco lo trovo alfin (Don Diego, Sancio, Basilio)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 17: Duetto: Cavalier, deh m'ascoltate (Basilio, Sancio)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Final scene: Coro e finale: Viva i sposi (Chorus, Gamaccio, Bernardo, Don Chisciotte, Sancio, Basilio, Chiteria, Cristina, Don Diego)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Final scene: Quanto imponi la sacra legge (Basilio, Gamaccio, Don Chisciotte, Chiteria, Cristina, Don Diego, Bernardo, Sancio, Chorus)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 4: Recitativo: Che far dovro? (Chiteria) - Scene 5: Scena: Chi veggo? Chi e mai costui? (Chiteria, Basilio)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 5: Duetto: Giura crudel che mia per sempre (Chiteria, Basilio)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 6: Recitativo: Oh caro il mio Gamaccio (Bernardo, Gamaccio, Chiteria, Don Diego, Cristina) - Scene 8: Recitativo: Di poche ore ho preceduto (Don Diego, Cristina, Chorus)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 8: Coro e cavatina: Viva, viva, Don Chisciotte (Chorus, Don Chisciotte, Sancio, Cristina) - Scene 9: Recitativo: Cielo, che miro? (Don Chisciotte)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 9: Cavatina: Perdon ti chiedo, o donna (Don Chisciotte, Chorus, Cristina, Don Diego, Sancio)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 10: Recitativo: In bando cavalier, le tristi idee (Don Diego, Sancio, Don Chisciotte, Cristina)
> Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio - Scene 11: Coro ed aria: Hai veduto? Cosa e stato? (Chorus, Gamaccio)

Album Summary

>Mercadante, Saverio : Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio, opera
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A contemporary of Rossini and Donizetti, Saverio Mercadante was one of Italy's most productive 19th century operatic composers. Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio was written during the composer's stay in Spain, and is based on a chapter of Cervante's Don Quixote in which the hero prevents the forced marriage of a poor farm girl to the wealthy Camacho. Magnificently entertaining and dramatically innovative, Don Chisciotte combines fashionable Neapolitan style with Spanish folk music elements in an unforgettable melodramma giocoso. It is heard on this recording in its first modern performance. Antonino Fogliani's many conducting engagements have taken him to leading international opera houses and concert halls. For Rossini in Wildbad he has directed Ciro in Babilonia, L'occasione fa il ladro, Mosè in Egitto, La scala di seta, Il signor Bruschino and Otello, as well as Vaccaj's La sposa di Messina.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
The performance is truly a delight. The orchestra dances along with exuberance. The singers smile in their singing. The text flashes with clarity. A good time is had by all - especially the listener.

Gramophone Magazine, October 2012
There is some local colour...but the style is essentially Rossinian...And as well as writing gratefully for the voice, Mercadante has an ear for effective scoring...Fogliani gets delightfully pointed playing from the woodwind. Ugo Guagliardo's rich bass is ideal for Quixote's dignified melancholy.

International Record Review, September 2012
This youthful cast - all Italian (with the exception of an Argentine baritone and a Colombian tenor) - goes at the piece with a good deal of verve, but the voices (except for tenor Hans Ever Mogollon's youthfully eager, bright-voiced Basilio) are uniformly ndistinguished.

MusicWeb International, August 2012
Ugo Guagliardo possesses an agile, well-tuned bass of no distinction and soprano Laura Catalani has quite a big, blowsy sound with something of an edge and a good facility in coloratura...[Fogliani] conducts very well, with sensitivity and variety.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kursaal, Bad Wildbad, Germany (2007-07-17_2007-07-18&2007-).



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>Mercadante, Saverio : Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio, opera
  • Performer: Fausto di Benedetto (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
  • Ensemble: San Pietro a Majella Chorus, Naples
  • Notes: Kursaal, Bad Wildbad, Germany (2007-07-17_2007-07-18&2007-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta