Title
L'Alidoro
Composer
Leonardo Leo 1694-1744
Librettist
Gennarantonio Federico
Performer
Maria Grazia Schiavo  (sopraan) Maria Ercolano  (sopraan) Valentina Varriale  (sopraan) Francesco Russo Cappella della Pietà de' Turchini
Director
Matteo Ricchetti Arturo Cirillo
Conductor
Antonio Florio
Publisher
Dynamic, 2009
2 dvd-video's + boekje
Recording date
2008
Playing time
02:45:00
Note
Ondertiteling : Italiaans, Engels, Duits, Frans, Spaans
EAN
8007144335885
CDR
DCD0891

About Leonardo Leo

Leonardo Leo (5 August 1694 – 31 October 1744), more correctly Lionardo Oronzo Salvatore de Leo, was a Baroque composer.

Biography

Leo was born in San Vito degli Schiavoni (current San Vito dei Normanni, province of Brindisi) in the Apulia region, then part of the Kingdom of Naples.

He became a student at the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini at Naples in 1703, and was a pupil first of Francesco Provenzale and later of Nicola Fago. It has been supposed that he was a pupil of Pitoni and Alessandro Scarlatti, but he could not possibly have studied with either of these composers, although he was undoubtedly influenced by their compositions. His earliest known work was a sacred drama, L'infedelta abbattuta, performed by his fellow-students in 1712.

In 1714 he produced, at the court theatre, an opera, Pisistrato, which was much admired. He held various posts at the royal chapel, and continued …Read more on Wikipedia