LEONARDO LEO (1697-1744): L'Alidoro.
Catalogue Number: 08L025
Description: This comic opera from 1740 blends typically Neapolitan character with the elevated ones of serious opera (characters speak both Neapolitan and Tuscan dialects) with Leo always finding particuarly apt ways to present each of the several lovers in a typical love-via-disguise plot. A good example of the second phase of Naples' school of opera composition. 2 DVDs. Maria Grazia Schiavo (sopranos), Maria Ercolano, Valentina Varriale, Giuseppe De Vittorio (bass), Cappella della Pietà de' Turchini Baroque Orchestra; Antonio Florio. 16:9 widescreen. Dolby Digital 5.1 or Linear PCM 2.0. NTSC Region 0. 165 min.