DOMENICO CIMAROSA (1749-1801): Gli Orazi e i Curiazi.
Catalogue Number: 05I036
Label: Oehms Classics
Reference: OC 910
Description: Produced in 1796, this score is full of revolutionary fervor, Republicanism and the exaltation of duty and honor. Pomp, spectacle and massed battle scenes are the norm, the tender love duets between the leads welcome pre-Romantic interludes amongst the brazen tumult. Recorded in July, 2005, this is the only available stereo version (a 1952 Giulini recording having been offered here in November of 2004). 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Florian Mock, Andreas Karasiak (tenors), Kirsten Blaise (soprano), Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo), Chorus and Orchestra of the Ludwigs-burg Schlossfestpiele; Michael Hoftetter.