GIOVANNI PAISIELLO (1740-1816): I giuochi d'Agrigento.
Catalogue Number: 03J034
Reference: CDS 531/1-2
Description: Dating from 1792, this dramma is notable for its relative paucity of solo arias and large role given to the chorus and its use of orchestral motifs from an early storm scene to underscore characters' states of mind later. Often more like a cantata than an opera, it's one of the more unusual stage works on disc from this period. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Marcello Nardis (tenor), Razek François Bitar (countertenor), Maria Laura Martorana, Mara Lanfranchi (sopranos), Slovak Chamber Choir, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Giovanni Battista Rigon.