GIUSEPPE NICOLINI (1762-1842): L'Amor Mugnaio.
Catalogue Number: 07M047
Reference: GB 2443/44-2
Description: Helping fill in the large gap in operas by Italian composers born during the 1760s to the 1780s (we've had Carlo Coccia lately but that's about all for a while), we have a 1794 one-act farce (still called Intermezzo by its author). Showing marked similarities in situations and, even in musical motifs, to Mozart's Nozze di Figaro, this attractive 90 minute work is an example of the transitional period between Cimarosa and Rossini. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Patrizia Zanardi, Francesca Lanza (sopranos), Davide Rocca (bass), Manuel Pierattelli (tenor), "Amilcare Zanella" Symphony Orchestra; Fabrizio Dorsi.