Il Convitato Di Pietra
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Giovanni Pacini' opera Il convitato di pietra , written for private performance in 1832 by the composer' family, is based on the same tale used by Mozart for Don Giovanni but without the character Donna Elvira. While Pacini' version is scored for chamber
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Although technically weaker than his friendly rival Mercadante, there is an ongoing musicality about his work that is pretty irresistible.
The singing is on the positive side of competent, and the orchestral playing is first rate under Daniele Ferrari.
The sound is a little hard edged and not really flattering to the voices. (I had heard a knockoff of the same performance a few years ago which is softer and treats the voices better.)