Mayr: L'accademia di musica / Morace, Cortés, Pascoli, Passionart Orchestra
Johann Simon Mayr was among the most successful Italian opera composers prior to Rossini, and while he was long remembered as Donizetti’s teacher his excellent music is now gaining the recognition it deserves.
L’accademia di musica is a single-act farsa or comedy, its narrative a variation on the familiar situation of an elderly rich man trying to seduce and marry his young maid and the complications and intrigues that ensue, including ‘play within a play’ and a concert held as part of the opera. With its vaudeville finale and metaphorical touches, this opera simultaneously recalls 18th-century traditions and anticipates Rossini.
Release Date: October 14, 2022
Catalog Number: 8660511
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Johann Simon Mayr
Orchestra/Ensemble: Passionart Orchestra
Performer: Filippo Morace, Cesar Cortes, Eleonora Bellocci, Ricardo Seguel, Maria del Mar Humanes, Filippo Pina Castiglioni, Andres Jesus Gallucci, Nicola Pascoli