VICENTE MARTÍN Y SOLER (1754-1806): Il burbero di buon cuore.
Catalogue Number: 03K032
Description: This was the first of Martín's collaborations with Da Ponte and its date (January of 1786) and place of premiere (Vienna), put it right in the mix with The Marriage of Figaro and, the next year, Don Giovanni. In fact, this recording includes the two substitute arias Mozart wrote for a revival in 1789 for Louise Villeneuve (K. 582 and 583). Simple, with charming melodies and colorful orchestration, it turned out to be a down payment, as it were, for Una cosa rara which, later the same year (November) would make the public forget all about Figaro's triumph the previous May. 2 DVDs. English subtitles. Elena de la Merced, Véronique Gens (sopranos), Saimir Pirgu (tenor), Carlos Chausson (bass-baritone), Madrid Symphony Orchestra; Christophe Rousset. 16:9 widescreen format. NTSC, region 0. Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM Stereo. 140 min.