Nicola De Giosa - Don Checco | Dynamic CDS7737

Nicola De Giosa - Don Checco

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: CDS7737

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 29th April 2016

Contents

Artists

Carmine Monaco
Carolina Lippo
Francesco Castoro
Domenico Colaianni
Rocco Cavalluzzi
Paolo Cauteruccio
Chorus of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca
Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

Conductor

Matteo Beltrami

Works

Giosa, Nicola De

Don Checco (opera buffa in 2 acts)

Artists

Carmine Monaco
Carolina Lippo
Francesco Castoro
Domenico Colaianni
Rocco Cavalluzzi
Paolo Cauteruccio
Chorus of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca
Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

Conductor

Matteo Beltrami

About

Don Checco is De Giosa’s masterpiece and, given the 96 performances of the first production which took place at the Neapolitan Teatro Nuovo in 1850, it is also one of the greatest successes in the history of Naples’ lyrical productions. This success continued until the late 19th century, becoming the most frequently performed opera, together with Verdi’s La traviata.

Don Checco is representative of the best comic tradition Neapolitan musical theatre from the 19th century.

‘This sketch of Neapolitan life (Don Checco speaks and sings in dialect), is a delightful comedy of errors accompanied by tuneful and bright music. The smooth and pleasant musical writing accompanies the lighthearted adventures of the protagonists. The libretto is essentially a small, enjoyable comedy with extensive prose dialogue in dialect or in Italian and “closed pieces” in music. This opera was a real surprise, pleasant and funny, and accurately produced. (...)’


- from a review by Lorenzo Fiorito for Bachtrack

World première on CD

Cast:
- Bartolaccio: Carmine Monaco
- Fiorina: Carolina Lippo
- Carletto: Francesco Castoro
- Don Checco: Domenico Colaianni
- Roberto: Rocco Cavalluzzi
- Succhiello Scorticone: Paolo Cauteruccio

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