I didn’t know what to say yesterday for Part I of Haydn’s opera La Fedelta Premiata.
But I know what to say today.
Way too much talking in Italian. Not enough singing and orchestration.
For me, the only redeeming aspect of La Fedelta Premiata is that this CD was recorded before a live audience. So there’s clapping and laughing, presumably at appropriate times.
I didn’t include the opera as a link to YouTube yesterday. I didn’t want you listening ahead. But I don’t care if you do or not today. Here it is, the very same performance to which I’ve been listening for two days:
As you’ll see, the singers are fantastic. The orchestration is first rate. And I’m sure the audience is comprised of a bunch of really nice folks.
But this is one of my least favorite Haydn operas. I don’t know why. It just is.