BOTTESINI, G.: Ero and Leandro (Associazione Musicale Giovanni Bottesini, 2009)


 

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Ero e Leandro
Libretto/Text Author: Boito, Arrigo
Conductor: Salvagno, Aldo


Set/Stage Designer: Zurla, Gregorio
Costume Designer: Barreca, Stefania
Lighting Designer: Ferrari, Gianfranco
Stage Director: Borello, Laura
Stage Director: Zurla, Gregorio
Television Director: Zurla, Riccardo

Venue: Teatro San Domenico, Crema
Playing Time: 01:42:56
Catalogue Number: 33670
UPC: 8007144336707

Known mainly as the Paganini of the double bass, Giovanni Bottesini was in fact one of the most eclectic figures of Italian music in the second half of the nineteenth century. His Ero e Leandro met with great success whet it premiered in 1879, a success witnessed by the 28 performances that followed, an absolutely unthinkable number today.

After the composer's death it disappeared from the repertoire, only to be revived with the present staging. The score, stylistically comparable to the late Verdi, reveals unusual attention to orchestration and uses richly chromatic language. It may be set alongside operas like Ponchielli's La Gioconda and Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, often showing a high quality of melodic inspiration.

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