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Donald Macleod explores Haydn's neglected operas, focusing on how the composer took a striking new direction. Featuring excerpts from L'isola disabitata and La fedelta premiata.

Donald Macleod continues to examine Haydn's neglected operas. He investigates how the composer took a striking new direction in L'isola disabitata and explores La fedelta premiata, which contains arguably the finest operatic finale outside of Mozart's Da Ponte operas.

L'isola disabitata (Sinfonia)
Orchestra de Chambre de Lausanne
Antal Dorati (conductor)
Philips 473 851-2, Disc 6, Tr 1

L'isola disabitata (Act 2, Finale)
Norma Lerer (contralto)
Linda Zoghby (soprano)
Luigi Alva (tenor)
Renato Bruson (baritone)
Orchestra de Chambre de Lausanne
Antal Dorati (conductor)
Philips 473 851-2, Disc 7, Tr 9

La fedelta premiata (Act 1, Sc 3)
Lucia Valentini-Terrani (mezzo-soprano)
Tonny Landy (tenor)
Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano)
Alan Titus (baritone)
Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)
Luigi Alva (tenor)
Maurizio Mazzieri (baritone)
Orchestra de Chambre de Lausanne
Antal Dorati (conductor)
Philips 473 476-2, CD1, Trs 15-19

La fedelta premiata (Act 2, Finale)
Lucia Valentini-Terrani (mezzo-soprano)
Tonny Landy (tenor)
Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano)
Alan Titus (baritone)
Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)
Luigi Alva (tenor)
Maurizio Mazzieri (baritone)
Kari Lovaas (soprano)
Orchestra de Chambre de Lausanne
Antal Dorati (conductor)
Philips 473 476-2, CD 5, Trs 10-14.

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