Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) - L'Equivoco stravagante
(The curious Misunderstanding) operatic dramma giocoso in two acts. (1811)
Libretto by Gaetano Gasbarri - First performance at the Teatro del Corso, Bologna, on 26th October 1811.Live recorded October 2001 at Teatro Comunale di Modena in cooperation with Istituto Musicale Orazio Vecchi - Modena
Gamberotto (bass) a rich farmer Carlo Morini - Ernestina (soprano) (Gamberotto's daughter) Olga Voznesskaia - Buralicchio (bass) wealthy young man promised to Ernestina Luciano Miotto - Ermanno (tenor) poor young man in love with Ernestina Vito Martino - Rosalia (mezzo) Ernestina's maid Silvia Vajente -Frontino (tenor) Gamberotto's servant and confidant of Ermanno Daniele Maniscalchi.
Orchestra of Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini of Bologna
Conductor Carmine Carrisi - Director, scene and costume designer Francesco Esposito - Harpsicord Alessandro Orsaria - Coro Filarmonico of Piacenza - Assistant director Micaela Tiozzo.
Place: Italy - Time: Early 19th Century
Ermanno loves Ernestina, who is attracted to the rich, but foolish, Buralicchio. Ermanno's scheming results in Ernestina being arrested on suspicion of having deserted from the army (and really being a man in disguise), but he rescues her, and all ends happily.