LEONARDO BALADA (b.1933): Cristóbal Colón.
Catalogue Number: 10L085
Description: Recorded live between Sept. 24-29, 1989 at the opera's Barcelona premiere, this 1984-86 work is in Balada's period of combining richly melodic material with elements of the avant-garde of the time. The orchestra does most of the work here; much of Carreras' role approaches verismo in style and Caballé has long melismatic material in the Spanish-North African tradition while the Spanish love of Phrygian modality is present almost everywhere. 2 CDs. Spanish-English libretto. José Carreras (tenor), Montserrat Caballé (soprano), Carlos Chausson (baritone), Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Theo Alcántara.