PIETRO MASCAGNI (1863-1945): Amica.
Catalogue Number: 05J053
Reference: CDS 574
Description: A return to verismo after the experimentation which included Zanetto above, Amica unusually sets a French libretto of the "brothers love the same girl" type, this time set in the French-Italian Piedmont (which allows for shepherds' choruses and dances in the first act). Premiered in Monte Carlo in 1905 with Gerardine Farrar in the title role. French-English libretto. Anna Malavasi (soprano), David Sotgiu (tenor), Pierluigi Dilengite (baritone), Bratislava Chamber Choir, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Manlio Benzi.