ANTONIO CAGNONI (1828-1896): Don Bucefalo.
Catalogue Number: 10L050
Reference: CDS 634/1-2
Description: This forgotten composer's most-performed work dates from his 19th year. Although he wrote 20 operas and finished his career with some acclaimed serious works, Don Bucefalo stands out for its irresistible title role for a basso buffo, presented in the tradition of Rossini and Donizetti but also distinguished for its poking fun at its own genre. 2 CDs. Libretto available on-line. Filippo Morace (bass-baritone), Angelica Girardi, Mizuki Date (sopranos), Francesco Marsiglia (tenor), Slovak Chamber Choir, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Massimiliano Caldi.