ANTONIO SALIERI (1750-1825): Il mondo alla rovescia.
Catalogue Number: 07M045
Reference: CDS 655/1-2
Description: This new example of Salieri's mastery and consummate professionalism was first performed in Vienna in 1795. Its libretto is an adaptation of one by Goldoni which was successfully set in 1750 by Galuppi (the world turned upside-down with women in charge, etc.). Lovers of late Classical Italian opera will not hesitate to acquire this recording, made over four nights in Verona last November, just a week after the work's first performance since the 18th century in Salieri's home town of Legnago. 2 CDs. Libretto available on-line. Maria Laura Martorana, Patrizia Cigna (sopranos), Marco Filippo Romano (bass-baritone), Rosa Bove (mezzo), Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona; Federico Maria Sardelli.