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Saverio Mercadante: Don Chisciotte Alle Nozze Di Gamaccio


Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660312   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Marisa BoveHas Ever MogollonRicardo MirabelliUgo Guagliardo,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Soloists BrnoSan Pietro A Majella Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Marisa Bove (Soprano), Has Ever Mogollon (Tenor), Ricardo Mirabelli (Tenor),
Ugo Guagliardo (Bass), Laura Catrani (Soprano), Domenico Colaianni (Baritone),
Giulio Mastrototaro (Baritone), Filippo Polinelli (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Soloists Brno,  San Pietro A Majella Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Spain 

Sound Samples

Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Sinfonia: Allegro moderato
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 1: Introduzione: Per le nozze di Gamaccio (Chorus, Sancio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 2: Cavatina: Basta, basta vi ringrazio (Sancio, Chorus)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 2: Stretta: Caro il mio Ruccio, povero ciuccio (Sancio, Chorus)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 3: Recitativo: Corpo di cento, mille molini a vento (Sancio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 4: Cavatina: Tutto s'allegra intorno (Chiteria)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 4: Recitativo: Che far dovro? (Chiteria) - Scene 5: Scena: Chi veggo? Chi e mai costui? (Chiteria, Basilio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 5: Duetto: Giura crudel che mia per sempre (Chiteria, Basilio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 6: Recitativo: Oh caro il mio Gamaccio (Bernardo, Gamaccio, Chiteria, Don Diego, Cristina) - Scene 8: Recitativo: Di poche ore ho preceduto (Don Diego, Cristina, Chorus)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 8: Coro e cavatina: Viva, viva, Don Chisciotte (Chorus, Don Chisciotte, Sancio, Cristina) - Scene 9: Recitativo: Cielo, che miro? (Don Chisciotte)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 9: Cavatina: Perdon ti chiedo, o donna (Don Chisciotte, Chorus, Cristina, Don Diego, Sancio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 10: Recitativo: In bando cavalier, le tristi idee (Don Diego, Sancio, Don Chisciotte, Cristina)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 11: Coro ed aria: Hai veduto? Cosa e stato? (Chorus, Gamaccio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 12: Recitativo: Tutto tentar sapro (Basilio) - Scene 13: Recitativo: Dove trovar potrassi uno scudier piu fino? (Sancio, Don Chisciotte)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 13: Duetto: Ah parla, scudiero infame (Don Chisciotte, Sancio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 14: Recitativo: Entri signor (Cristina, Gamaccio, Sancio) - Scene 15: Eppur da quel (Don Diego) - Scene 16: Io sfido (Sancio) - Scene 17: Ecco lo trovo alfin (Don Diego, Sancio, Basilio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Scene 17: Duetto: Cavalier, deh m'ascoltate (Basilio, Sancio)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Final scene: Coro e finale: Viva i sposi (Chorus, Gamaccio, Bernardo, Don Chisciotte, Sancio, Basilio, Chiteria, Cristina, Don Diego)
Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio: Final scene: Quanto imponi la sacra legge (Basilio, Gamaccio, Don Chisciotte, Chiteria, Cristina, Don Diego, Bernardo, Sancio, Chorus)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An opera and performance of merit June 12, 2014 By J S E T. (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "I have found Mercadante's operas of interest over the years. His style ranges anywhere from Rossini to late Donizetti, but his harmonic language is his own. There is always an interesting twist in melody and harmony in a concerted number. This work is short-one act, and early in the composer's output. The live performance has a good cast of accomplished voices, an orchestra of some strength, a chorus of some accuracy and a committed conductor who keeps things interesting. Anyone who wants to know "what else was happening when Rossini et al. were plying their craft" will find this sampling of Mercadante both a good answer to the question, and a delightful listening experience." Report Abuse
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