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Leonardo Leo: L'Ambizione Delusa / Giampiero Cicino, Riccardo Gagliardi, Candida Guida, Filomena Diodati. Greco

Album Summary

>Leo, Leonardo : L'Ambizione Delusa, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Under the banner of a renewed interest in comic opera - at least as far as the opening titles were concerned - the 2013 edition of Martina Franca's Festival staged the first modern performance of a late work by Leonardo Leo (1694-1744), the "commedia pastorale" in three acts, L'ambizione Delusa, on a libretto by Domenico Canicà. This delightful rural comedy plot has as a counterpart truly wonderful music, rich in beautiful and original melodies which, rather than being harmonized, are set by Leo to contrapuntal accompaniments, showing Leo's great compositional mastery.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
Leo's skilful means of depicting the sentimental comedy through deceptively clever music emerge clearly enough to make one hope that before long his operas might receive proper attention from higher-class performers.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The 39th Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca (2013-07-14&2013-07-20&2013-).


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>Leo, Leonardo : L'Ambizione Delusa, opera
  • Conductor: Antonio Greco
  • Ensemble: Orchestra ICO of the Magna Grecia di Taranto
  • Notes: The 39th Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca (2013-07-14&2013-07-20&2013-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1742
  • Studio/Live: Live