Nicola Vaccaj: La Sposa Di Messina / Fogliani, Pratt, Adami, Ariostini, Ono
The operas of Nicola Vaccaj, renowned as a vocal teacher and still known today for his Metodo di Canto, employ a similar bel canto style to that of his rival Bellini. Based on a tragedy by Friedrich Schiller, the powerfully dramatic plot of La sposa di Messina deals with the inescapable and, in this case, destructive nature of destiny. Vaccaj’s own 1839 première was dogged by bad luck, and the subject proved too controversial for Venetian audiences despite its numerous superb set pieces. After one complete and one partial performance, it was not staged again until the 2009 revival heard on this live recording.
Catalog Number: 8660295-96
Composer: Nicola Vaccai
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno Classica Chamber Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis
Performer: Armando Ariostini, Filippo Adami, Jessica Pratt, Maurizio Lo Piccolo, Wakako Ono