GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848): Messa di Requiem.
Catalogue Number: 10U036
Description: The most important aspects of this 1835 work in memory of Bellini are its profound lyricism and Donizetti’s powerfully dramatic approach, which, however, is rarely operatic in character. On the contrary, this is a very austere work, even reserved at times. Not performed until 1870, this recording of it was taped in the very church, the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, where it was premiered. Carmela Remigio (soprano), Chiara Amarù (mezzo), Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor), Andrea Concetti, Omar Montanari (basses), Chorus and Orchestra Donizetti Opera; Corrado Rovaris.