OP1390. NINA [ossia La Pazza per Amore] (Paisiello), recorded 1956, w.Gerelli Cond. Villa Olmo di Como Ensemble; Dora Gatta, Salvatore Gioia, Agostino Ferrin, etc.; L’ITALIANA IN LONDRA (Cimarosa) – Excerpts, recorded 1956, w.Gerelli Cond. Paolo Montarsolo, Luisa Villa, Ilva Ligabue & Mario Spina. (Germany) 2-Archipel 0357. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4035122403572
NINA, O SIA LA PAZZA PER AMORE (Nina, or Madly in Love) is an opera, described in 1790 as a commedia in prosa ed in verso per musica, in two acts by Giovanni Paisiello to an Italian libretto by Giambattista (also Giovanni Battista) Lorenzi after Giuseppe Carpani's translation of Benoît-Joseph Marsollier's NINA, OU LA FOLLE PAR AMOUR, set by Nicolas Dalayrac in 1786. The work is a sentimental comedy with set numbers, recitative and spoken dialog. It is set in Italy in the 18th century. NINA was first performed in a one-act version at the Teatro del Reale Sito di Belvedere in Caserta, San Leucio on 25 June 1789. The revised and familiar two-act work was presented at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in Naples in the autumn of 1790.