2 CD / Opera Rara / 2009-03-10Works: Saverio Mercadante: Virginia, opera
Performers: Antonucci, Stefano; Castronovo, Charles; Clarke, Paul Charles; Foster-Williams, Andrew; Le Brocq, Mark; Manley, Katherine; Patterson, Susan
Conductors: Benini, Maurizio
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Many 19th century Italian operatic composers had problems with censors. Verdi's disputes over Rigoletto notorious, but many other works by Rossini and Donizetti were rewritten...continue...
1 CD / Opera Rara / 2005-08-09Works: Michael Costa: Eloisa, scena for voice & orchestra; Gioachino Rossini: Bianca e Falliero; Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra; Saverio Mercadante: Andronico, opera; Luigi Arditi: Il desìo, bravura ...
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Larmore, Jennifer
Conductors: Allemandi, Antonello; Parry, David; Carella, Giuliano
Ensemble: ; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; London Philharmonic Orchestra
"It's about time Jennifer Larmore got a razzle-dazzle solo aria album from Opera Rara. After all, she's lent her bel canto expertise to their recordings...continue...