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Valentina Varriale in Leonardo Leo: L'Alidoro

Leonardo Leo: L'Alidoro

2008 NR

Antonio Florio conducts the Orchestra Barocca Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini in this rare production of Leonardo Leo's "L'Alidoro," a long-lost comic opera that was rediscovered for the modern era during a cataloguing of art finds. Composed during one of the Neapolitan composer's most prolific periods, the work explores a divided world in which the characters speak and sing in different languages, according to their station.