Traetta - Curtis
Buovo d'Antona (1758)Duration: 145 minutes
Dramma giocoso in three acts, edited by Alan Curtis
Libretto by Carlo Goldoni (I)
S,2A,CT(S),3T; mixed chorus; 18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124-hpd-strings
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.
Company: Teatro San Moisé
A charmingly light-hearted libretto by the well-known Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni, was set to music by the as-yet-inexperienced, but very talented young Neapolitan-trained Tommaso Traetta (1727-1779). There is an appealing mixture of grand opera seria arias, treated somewhat tongue-in-cheek, with very cunning, shorter, simpler numbers in opera buffa style.
Trogu-Röhrich / Russo-Ermolli / Balconi / Del Monaco / Crook / Fagotto / Zambon / La Fenice Orchestra / Alan Curtis
Opus 111 (1993)