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Il Salotto Vol 11 - La Serenata / Ford, Montague, Harper
Il Salotto Vol 11 - La Serenata / Ford, Montague, Harper

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2008-01-08

Works: Ambroise Thomas: Le Soir; Ange et Mortel ("La nuit a parsemé son manteau d'étincelles"), duet for 2 voices; La serenata ("Tu d'amarmi un dì giurasti"), romanza for voice; Giovanni Paci...
Performers: Banks, Barry; Beer, Susanne; Bundgaard, Sine; Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Kelly, Paul Austin; Montague, Diana; Sampson, Richard; Stone, Mark [Baritone Vocal]; Vidal, E...

'La Serenata' is the eleventh volume of Opera Rara's acclaimed 'Il Salotto' series, exploring the more intimate world of the salon ("salotto," in Italian) and...continue...
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Il Salotto Vol 9 - Ora Divina - The Sublime Hour
Il Salotto Vol 9 - Ora Divina - The Sublime Hour

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2007-01-09

Works: Angelo Mariani: Ad un fiume, romanza for voice & piano; La partenza, for voice & piano; Lord Burghersh: Sì fiero dolore, canone for 4 voices & piano; Fabio Campana: Clair de lune, mélodie f...
Performers: Banks, Barry; Beer, Susanne; Bundgaard, Sine; Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Kelly, Paul Austin; Montague, Diana; Stone, Mark [Baritone Vocal]; Vidal, Elizabeth; Wood, Ro...

Ora divina is the ninth volume of Opera Rara's acclaimed Il Salotto series. The songs featured on this disc explore the serious side of love....continue...
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Rossini: Adelaide de Borgogna / Carella, Cullagh, et al
Rossini: Adelaide de Borgogna / Carella, Cullagh, et al

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2007-01-09

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (Ottone, re d'Italia), opera
Performers: Bottone, Rebecca; Catling, Ashley; Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Larmore, Jennifer; Palazzi, Mirco; Wilde, Mark
Conductors: Carella, Giuliano
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

"This new Opera Rara set is the one to own... Rossinian delights in the opera: Adelaide's scene in Act 1, her pyrotechnical duet with Ottone,...continue...
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Donizetti: Il diluvio universale / Carella, Palazzi, et al
Donizetti: Il diluvio universale / Carella, Palazzi, et al

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-11-14

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Il diluvio universale, opera
Performers: Bailey, Simon; Cullagh, Majella; Custer, Manuela; Dimitrijevic, Ivana; Gibbons, Anne-Marie; Lee, Colin; Lungu, Irina; Palazzi, Mirco; Robinson, Dean; Wilde, Mark; Wood, Roland [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Carella, Giuliano
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"Majella Cullagh's bright tone and sincere, forward delivery are just right for the put-upon-but-strong Sela, and she handles the coloratura passages as well as she...continue...
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Pacini Rediscovered / Massis, Larmore, Cullagh, et al
Pacini Rediscovered / Massis, Larmore, Cullagh, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-11-14

Works: Giovanni Pacini: Adelaide e Comingo, opera; Annetta e Lucindo, opera; Cesare in Egitto, opera; Temistocle, opera; Alessandro Nell' Indie, opera; Il contestabile di Chester, opera; Carlo di Borgogna; ...
Performers: Cashmore, John; Cullagh, Majella; Dolton, Geoffrey; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harrhy, Eiddwen; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Larmore, Jennifer; Massis, Annick; Matteuzzi, William; McCullough, Susa...
Conductors: Parry, David; Allemandi, Antonello

Giovanni Pacicni's first opera, 'Annetta e Lucindo' was produced in 1813, the year of Rossini's 'L'Italiana in Algeri'; his last, 'Berta,' was produced in 1867,...continue...
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Paventa Insano - Pacini, Mercadante / Parry, Cullagh, et al
Paventa Insano - Pacini, Mercadante / Parry, Cullagh, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-05-09

Works: Giovanni Pacini: Il Corsaro, opera; Stella di Napoli, opera; Il contestabile di Chester, opera; Cesare in Egitto, opera; Allan Cameron, opera; Saverio Mercadante: Elena da Feltre, opera; I Normanni a...
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Massis, Annick; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Polverelli, Laura; Tarver, Kenneth; Waddington, Henry; Wood, Roland [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Parry, David

Mercadante and Pacini were, in the first place, very close contemporaries, born only five months apart. Both composers, though they may have begun as imitators...continue...
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Mozart - The Supreme Decorator / Mackerras, Hanover Band
Mozart - The Supreme Decorator / Mackerras, Hanover Band

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-01-10

Works: Johann Christian Bach: Adriano in Siria, opera seria in 3 acts, CW G6 (T. 211/1); La clemenza di Scipione, opera seria in 3 acts, CW G10 (T. 229) (incomplete); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Alcandro, lo c...
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Montague, Diana
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Hanover Band

"Sir Charles not only conducts the Hanover Band with greatest affection that is repaid by the musicians, but has also written enthusiastic notes placing all...continue...
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Vocal Teamwork - Rare Operatic Ensembles
Vocal Teamwork - Rare Operatic Ensembles

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-01-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Bianca e Falliero; Ricciardo e Zoraide, opera; William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah"; L' Esule di Granata, opera (heroic melo...
Performers: Andrew, Ludmilla; Bailey, Simon; Banks, Barry; Barcellona, Daniela; Bayley, Clive; Biccire, Patrizia; Blake, Rockwell; Claycomb, Laura; Collins, Kenneth; Cook, Deborah; Cullagh, Majella; Custer, Manu...
Conductors: Parry, David; Judd, James; Carella, Giuliano; Matheson, John

We have here many different kinds of ensemble, starting with the elaborate formality of the duet from Rossinis Bianca e Falliero and concluding with the...continue...
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Donizetti: Pia de' Tolomei / Parry, Cullagh, Custer, et al
Donizetti: Pia de' Tolomei / Parry, Cullagh, Custer, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-01-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Pia de' Tolomei, opera
Performers: Biccire, Patrizia; Cullagh, Majella; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Palazzi, Mirco; Servile, Roberto; Turner, Christopher; Vinco, Marco; Wilde, Mark
Conductors: Parry, David
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Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras
Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-04-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bronder, Peter; Chambers, Celia; Cullagh, Majella; Evans, Rebecca; Fikret, Nazan; Garrett, Lesley [Soprano Vocal]; Graham-Hall, John; Hancock, Gareth; Jones, Victoria; Keenlyside, Simon...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

Sir Charles Mackerras has spent many years researching performance practice of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is a noted authority on Mozart's operas, having...continue...
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The Young Donizetti / Ford, Kenny, Montague, Parry, et al
The Young Donizetti / Ford, Kenny, Montague, Parry, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-10-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L' ajo nell' imbarazzo, opera; Alfredo il Grande, opera; Il falegname di Livonia (Pietro il Grande), opera; Enrico di Borgogna, opera; Zoraide di Granata, opera; Chiara e Serafina ...
Performers: Best, Jonathan; Bickley, Susan; Cullagh, Majella; Davies, Lynne; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew; Harrhy, Eiddwen; John, Kevin; Jones, Della; Kelly, Paul Austin; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano ...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Allemandi, Antonello

"With such outstanding 'bel canto' artists as Jennifer Larmore, Majella Cullagh, Yvonne Kenny, Della Jones, Bruce Ford, and conductor David Parry, one could hardly go...continue...
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Mercadante Rediscovered / Parry, Miricioiu, Ford, et al
Mercadante Rediscovered / Parry, Miricioiu, Ford, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2003-11-01

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Fantasia concertante for flutes & orchestra on themes from "Orazi e Curiazi"; Emma d' Antiochia, opera; Les Soirées Italiennes, opera; Virginia, opera; Zaira; Gabriella di Ve...
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Daniels, Claire; Daymond, Karl; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Haddock, Marcus; Harper, David; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Lee, Colin; Matteuzzi, William; Michaels-Moore, Anthony; M...
Conductors: Parry, David

"[These] performances are first-rate, and this makes for an excellent introduction to the music of Mercadante." - Parsons, ARG...continue...
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Sogno talor... Special Collection Celebrating 25 Years
Sogno talor... Special Collection Celebrating 25 Years

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2003-09-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda; Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Emilia di Liverpool; Roberto Devereux; Maria Padilla; Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth; Parisina d'Este; Giovanni Pacini: Carlo di Borgog...
Performers: Banks, Barry; Benelli, Ugo; Brecknock, John; Bros, Jose; Bruscantini, Sesto; Caley, Ian; Christie, Nan; Cook, Deborah; Cullagh, Majella; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Dolton, Geoffrey; Dugdale, Sandra; Fa...
Conductors: Parry, David; Carella, Giuliano; Benini, Maurizio; Francis, Alun; Judd, James
Ensemble: ; London Mozart Players; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The double CD set is in the form of a two-act Grand Opera Gala, with an overture, choruses, arias, ensembles and extravagant finales. A total...continue...
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Opera in English - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie / Parry
Opera in English - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie / Parry

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-07-22

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bickley, Susan; Cullagh, Majella; Garrett, Nicholas; Graham-Hall, John; Jeffrey, Darren; Jones, Nerys; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Purves, Christopher; Scales, Prunella; Smythe, Russell...
Conductors: Parry, David

"This splendid set is something of a home-coming for English Rossini lovers, many of whom will recall with affection the production of 'The Thieving Magpie'...continue...
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Mercadante: Zaira / Parry, Miles, Cullagh, Ford, et al
Mercadante: Zaira / Parry, Miles, Cullagh, Ford, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2003-05-01

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Zaira
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Lee, Colin; Magee, Garry; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Wild, Claire
Conductors: Parry, David

"There is a boldness and confidence to Mercadante's music that is reminiscent of early Verdi. Rhythmic vitality is much in evidence, coupled with melodic elan....continue...
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Il Salotto Vol 5 - La Rimembranza / Larmore, Custer, Ford
Il Salotto Vol 5 - La Rimembranza / Larmore, Custer, Ford

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2003-01-01

Works: Vincenzo Gabussi: La rimembranza, duet for 2 voices & piano (from Sei duettini); I pescatori, for 2 singers & piano (from Sei duettini); Carlos Gomes: Io ti vidi, song; Luigi Arditi: Trema, o vil!, ...
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Larmore, Jennifer; Siragusa, Antonino; Smythe, Russell
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Rossini: Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra / Carella, Larmore
Rossini: Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra / Carella, Larmore

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2002-10-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, opera
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, Colin; Siragusa, Antonino
Conductors: Carella, Giuliano
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

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Marvellous ensembles beautifully performed on Opera Rara by a strong cast led by Jennifer Larmore.
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Tyrants and Lovers / Parry, Miricioiu, Larmore, Ford, et al
Tyrants and Lovers / Parry, Miricioiu, Larmore, Ford, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2002-08-01

Works: Simon Mayr: L' amor coniugale, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Zoraide di Granata, opera; Pia de' Tolomei, opera; Buondelmonte, opera (2nd vers., Maria Stuarda); Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Torquato Tasso, ope...
Performers: Blake, Rockwell; Cicogna, Adriana; Cullagh, Majella; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Fulgoni, Sarah; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Glanville, Mark; Hargraves, Matthew; Harrh...
Conductors: Parry, David

"Mostly this is a compilation of extracts from Opera Rara's catalogue of early 19th century exotica, but three new items are all worth seeking out....continue...
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Duets to Die For - Larmore, Fleming, Miricioiu, et al
Duets to Die For - Larmore, Fleming, Miricioiu, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2002-02-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Zoraide di Granata, opera; Anna Bolena; Simon Mayr: Ginevra di Scozia, opera; Medea in Corinto, opera; Vincenzo Lavigna: Hoango; Gioachino Rossini: Otello, ...
Performers: Blake, Rockwell; Cullagh, Majella; Eaglen, Jane; Fleming, Renée; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Giménez, Raúl [Tenor Vocals]; Haddock, Marcus; Har...
Conductors: Parry, David
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Rossini: Bianca e Falliero / Parry, Cullagh, London PO
Rossini: Bianca e Falliero / Parry, Cullagh, London PO

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2001-12-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Bianca e Falliero
Performers: Bailey, Simon; Banks, Barry; Cullagh, Majella; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Davies, Ryland; Larmore, Jennifer; Natoli, Dominic
Conductors: Parry, David

'Bianca e Falliero' is one of Rossini's most sumptuous and ornate operas. It tells of Bianca's (Majella Cullagh) love for Falliero (Jennifer Larmore) and Bianca's...continue...
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Opera in English - Mozart: Don Giovanni / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Mozart: Don Giovanni / Parry, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-07-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bayley, Clive; Cullagh, Majella; Magee, Garry; Plazas, Mary; Shore, Andrew; Tierney, Vivian
Conductors: Parry, David

"With its already substantial catalogue of complete operas, the Opera in English series now (and, rather surprisingly, only now) turns to Mozart. We have come...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Symphony no 2 /Seifried, Nelson, Cullagh, et al
Mendelssohn: Symphony no 2 /Seifried, Nelson, Cullagh, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2001-05-01

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang"
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Nelson, Mary; Thompson, Adrian [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Seifried, Reinhard
Ensemble: RTE Philharmonic Choir

Mendelssohn sub-titled his Symphony No. 2 "Hymn of Praise". With its conscious similarity to Beethoven's "Choral" Symphony, through its extended choral finale and its powerful...continue...
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Ferme tes Yeux - Rossini, Adam, Pacini, et al / Matteuzzi
Ferme tes Yeux - Rossini, Adam, Pacini, et al / Matteuzzi

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2001-05-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Le Comte Ory, opera; Il viaggio a Reims, opera; Daniel-François-Esprit Auber: La muette de Portici; Michelle Carafa: Gabriella di Vergi, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du ...
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Matteuzzi, William; Scano, Elisabetta; Shkosa, Enkelejda; Wood, Roland [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Parry, David

William Matteuzzi is one of Italy's leading bel canto tenors and a specialist in the works of Rossini; his previous recordings for Opera Rara include...continue...
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The Opera Rara Collection Vol 2
The Opera Rara Collection Vol 2

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-05-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide, opera; Mosè in Egitto, opera; Otello, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Zoraide di Granata, opera; L'assedio di Calais, opera; Gianni da Calais, opera; Alfredo ...
Performers: Antoniozzi, Alfonso; Banks, Barry; Biccire, Patrizia; Blake, Rockwell; Bruscantini, Sesto; Cullagh, Majella; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Dolton, Geoffrey; Fleming, Renée; Focile, Nuccia; Ford, Br...
Conductors: Parry, David

The success of the first Opera Rara Collection created the demand for this second disc of highlights from their catalog of 19th century rarities. Once...continue...
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Il Salotto Vol 2 - La Potenza d'Amore / Miricioiu, et al
Il Salotto Vol 2 - La Potenza d'Amore / Miricioiu, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1999-12-10

Works: Ferdinando Paër: La Gloria Al Massimo Degli Eroi, cantata; Giovanni Pacini: Triste Istoria, songs (4) for baritone (voice) & piano; La rampogna, romanza for voice & piano; Gioachino Rossini: Egl...
Performers: Black, Nigel; Cullagh, Majella; Drake, Susan; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Magee, Garry; Matteuzzi, William; Miricioiu, Nelly; Shkosa, Enkelejda; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]

This is the second volume in Opera Rara's five-part series devoted to the neglected genre of salon music by 19th century composers. This volume presents...continue...
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Donizetti: Zoraida di Granata / Ford, Cullagh, Austin, et al
Donizetti: Zoraida di Granata / Ford, Cullagh, Austin, et al

4 CD / Opera Rara / 1999-10-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Zoraide di Granata, opera
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew; Kelly, Paul Austin; Loveday, Martin; Natoli, Dominic; Parry, David; Pastorello, Cristina
Conductors: Parry, David

This music of a youthful Donizetti is delicious and demanding with echoes of Rossini's influence throughout the score. In addition to the original 1822 version,...continue...
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