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La capricciosa corretta




La capricciosa corretta (“The capricious woman chastised”), or La scuola dei maritati (“The school for married couples”)

Music by Vicente Martín y Soler

Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

First performed at King’s Theatre, London, on January 27, 1795

Compact disc

MARTÍN Y SOLER La capricciosa corretta Christophe Rousset, cond; Josep Miquel Ramon (Fiuta); Marguerite Krull (Ciprigna); Yves Saelens (Lelio); Enrique Baquerizo (Bonario); Carlos Marin (Don Giglio); Katia Velletaz (Isabella); Raffaella Milanesi (Cilia); Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro (Valerio); Les Talens Lyriques (period instruments) NAÏVE ASTRÉE E8887 (2 CDs: 135:00 )

After its London performances, the opera "embarked on a triumphant conquest of European cities, of which Florence (1796) provided the basis for the performing edition (the London score is lost) prepared by Christophe Rousset for the present recording," says Brian Robins in a review for Fanfare Magazine.