FRANÇOIS-ANDRÉ DANICAN PHILIDOR (1726-1795): Sancho Pança.
Catalogue Number: 11N031
Description: This opéra-comique dates from 1762 and shows Philidor's ability to quickly characterise each figure as they come on stage in what is rather like a comedy revue: 14 characters have roles in addition to the comic baritone title role. The Washington Post aptly called this production a "sparkle of shining surfaces". English translation of libretto available on-line. Darren Perry (baritone), Elizabeth Calleo (soprano), Karim Sulayman (tenor), Opera Lafayette; Ryan Brown.