ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725): Gli equivoci nel sembiante.
Catalogue Number: 07W013
Label: Musica Omnia
Description: Scarlatti’s first opera (1669) is almost a miniature affair; a cast of four singers with strings and continuo. A pastoral setting with the predictable dramatic foibles resulting from a forged letter, mistaken identity, both hero and heroine having penchants for losing consciousness at just the right time, accidents of birth revealed, and the joyful resolution of jealousy and intrigue are presented here with what one contemporary observer called “cum grano salis”(a grain of salt). 2 CDs. Libretto and translation available online. Capella Intima, The Gallery Players of Niagara & Nota Bene Baroque Players; Bud Roach.