Saverio Mercadante: Don Chisciotte Alle Nozze Di Gamaccio
A contemporary of Rossini and Donizetti, Saverio Mercadante was one of Italy’s most productive 19th-century operatic composers. Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio was written during the composer’s stay in Spain, and is based on a chapter of Cervante’s Don Quixote in which the hero prevents the forced marriage of a poor farm girl to the wealthy Camacho. Magnificently entertaining and dramatically innovative, Don Chisciotte combines fashionable Neapolitan style with Spanish folk music elements in an unforgettable melodramma giocoso. It is heard on this recording in its first modern performance.
Catalog Number: 8660312-13
Composer: Saverio Mercadante
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Chamber Soloists Brno, San Pietro A Majella Chorus
Performer: Domenico Colaianni, Filippo Polinelli, Giulio Mastrototaro, Has Ever Mogollon, Laura Catrani, Marisa Bove, Ricardo Mirabelli, Ugo Guagliardo