GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848): Torquato Tasso.
Catalogue Number: 02W038
Reference: AB 20040
Description: Premiered in 1833, this work is captivating in its intensity and focuses on aspects of and moments in Tasso's rich, eventful life. At the time the growing vogue for tragic subjects in opera probably made Torquato Tasso seem an odd hotchpotch of unrelated elements with a finale that, for all its outstanding approach to the music, in dramatic terms had neither a properly happy nor unhappy ending. The fact remains, however that the music of Torquato Tasso is highly inventive. This 2014 staging supersedes the old 1985 Bongiovanni CD release. Leo An (baritone), Gilda Fiume (soprano), Annunziata Vestri (mezzo), Giorgio Misseri (tenor), Coro Donizetti Opera, Orchestra Gli Originali; Rinaldo Alessandrini. 16:9 widescreen. All regions. PCM 2.0 stereo. 160 min.