ANTÔNIO CARLOS GOMES (1836-1896): Lo schiavo.
Catalogue Number: 11V031
Description: “Brazilian composer writes anti-slavery opera while slavery still legal in Brazil” would be the headline for this work which, in the event, was premiered in 1889, the year after slavery’s abolition. This recording of documents the opera’s first performance in modern times and reveals Gomes’ flamboyant richness of melodic creativity, his sound grasp of construction, and a technical mastery of the theatrical mechanisms that are always of the highest level. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Svetla Vassileva (soprano), Massimiliano Pisapia (tenor), Andrea Borghini (baritone), Dongho Kim (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Lyric Cagliari; John Neschling.