This is the world première recording of Baldassarre Galuppis little known opera LInimico della Donna (The Enemy of Women). Staged by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera this production took place in February 2011 at the Opera de Wallonie, Liège. Alongside a host of expert soloists, the renowned Italian early music specialist Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts the Opera Royal de Wallonie Orchestra. Alessandrini is regarded as a foremost interpreter of early Italian opera and has won many prestigious awards for his previous recordings on other labels.
Rinaldo Alessandrini seems to have masterminded this modern revival of the work, and he is well supported by the Opera Royal de Wallonie,Liege. --IRR,Jan'12
Soprano Anna Maria Panzarella tops a fine cast, the staging is colourful and Alessandrini conducts with zest. *** --Classical Music,Mar-May'12