PIETRO GENERALI (1773-1832): Adelaide di Borgogna.
Catalogue Number: 04O034
Reference: GB 2457/60
Description: A prolific composer of opera buffa, Generali eventually left Italy, conceding defeat by Rossini, for Barcelona where he was when this opera seria was given in Italy in 1819. Conductor and editor of the score Piva stresses three signifcant things about Adelaide: its innovative use of silence for drama and expression, the extraordinarily complex finale of Act I which lasts 26 minutes in this live performance from last March, and the many anticipations of Donziettian style. 3 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Anna Carbonera (soprano), Katarzyna Otczyk (mezzo), Gianluca Bocchino (tenor), Daniele Antonangeli (baritone), Coro Polifonico Città di Roviga, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta; Franco Piva.