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Celebrating 40 Years: Then and Now
Celebrating 40 Years: Then and Now

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2010-07-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide; Ermione; Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo conte di Parigi; Parisina; Saverio Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi; Virginia; Giovanni Pacini: Maria regina d'Inghilterra; Alessand...
Performers: Bezdüz, Bülent; Browne, Sandra; Einarsdottir, Thora [Vocals]; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Giannattasio, Carmen; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, Colin; M...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Judd, James; Benini, Maurizio

This disc, featuring some of Opera Rara's finest singers, is dedicated to Sir Peter Moores and the Peter Moores Foundation in recognition of their invaluable...continue...
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Rediscovered - Mayr: Opera Highlights / Parry, Severini, Kenny, Smythe, et al
Rediscovered - Mayr: Opera Highlights / Parry, Severini, Kenny, Smythe, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2008-07-08

Works: Simon Mayr: Elisa; Ginevra di Scozia, opera; L' amor coniugale, opera; Adelasia e Aleramo, opera; Elena, opera; Alonso e Cora, opera; Alfredo il Grande, opera; Fedra, opera; Medea in Corinto, opera
Performers: Barcellona, Daniela; Christie, Nan; Doghan, Philip; Dugdale, Sandra; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harrhy, Eiddwen; John, Kevin; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal...
Conductors: Parry, David; Severini, Tiziano
Ensemble: ; Trieste Teatro Verdi Orchestra

Between 1794 and 1824, Bavarian-born Johann Simon Mayr (1763-1845) composed over sixty operas. Admired for his fusion of Italianate melody with Germanic harmony and instrumentation,...continue...
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Rossini: Soirées musicales, Songs & Duets / Persson, Doufexis, Ford, Vignoles
Rossini: Soirées musicales, Songs & Duets / Persson, Doufexis, Ford, Vignoles

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Les soirées musicales; Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 3 "Morceaux réservés"; Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 13 "Musique anodine"; Péch&e...
Performers: Doufexis, Stella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Persson, Miah; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]

"If Rossini's songs are the cake and the performers the icing, the recording itself is the unexpected cherry on top. The acoustic of Potton Hall...continue...
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Pacini: Alessandro nell' Indie / Parry, Ford, Larmore, et al
Pacini: Alessandro nell' Indie / Parry, Ford, Larmore, et al

3 Super Audio CD / Opera Rara / 2008-02-12

Works: Giovanni Pacini: Alessandro Nell' Indie, opera
Performers: Beer, Susanne; Claycomb, Laura; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Larmore, Jennifer; Robinson, Dean; Wilde, Mark
Conductors: Parry, David

The 1824 Naples premiere of 'Alessandro nell’ Indie' established Giovanni Pacini (1796–1867) as one of the city's favorite composers. Using an existing libretto by Metastasio,...continue...
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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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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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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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OPR 239
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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OPR 238
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / Norrington, Ford, Groop
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / Norrington, Ford, Groop

2 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2006-11-14

Works: Hector Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
Performers: Chum, Johannes; Claycomb, Laura; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Groop, Monica [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Hawlata, Franz; Hoffmann, Matthias; Lukas, Ralf; Maltman, Christopher; Mayr, Reinhard; Vogler, Ekkehar...
Conductors: Norrington, Roger
Ensemble: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

An authentic live performance of a seldom-heard masterpiece with world-famous Roger Norrington leading a talented young continental cast. Issued in celebration of the 2006 Berlioz...continue...

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Mozart: Mitridate re di Ponto
Mozart: Mitridate re di Ponto

2 CD / Orfeo / 2006-07-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a)
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Kasarova, Vesselina; Litschauer, Heidi; Murphy, Heidi Grant; Oelze, Christiane [Soprano Vocal]; Rudakova, Larisa; Sieden, Cyndia; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Norrington, Roger
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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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OPR 236
Il Salotto Vol 8 - Notturno - Music for the Night
Il Salotto Vol 8 - Notturno - Music for the Night

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-03-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Notturno, for 3 voices, flute & piano; Vincenzo Gabussi: Il voto, for two voices & piano; Venise, for two voices & piano; Gaetano Donizetti: L'alito di Bice ("O profundo delicato"), n...
Performers: Biccire, Patrizia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Kelly, Paul Austin; Larmore, Jennifer; Martín, Jaime; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]

Literally translated as 'nocturne,' the songs on this disc bear little resemblance to the piano pieces of the same name as exemplified by those of...continue...
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OPR 235
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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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; Guglielmo Tell; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah"; L' Esule di Granata, opera (heroic melodrama) in 2 acts; Margherita...
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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Bravura Diva / Jennifer Larmore
Bravura Diva / Jennifer Larmore

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2005-08-09

Works: 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...
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Donizetti: Francesca di Foix / Allemandi, Massis, et al
Donizetti: Francesca di Foix / Allemandi, Massis, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2005-05-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Francesca di Foix, opera in one act
Performers: Antoniozzi, Alfonso; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Larmore, Jennifer; Massis, Annick; Spagnoli, Pietro
Conductors: Allemandi, Antonello
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

"As Francesca, Annick Massis is luscious, her tone always glorious and used here good-humoredly, while she tosses off perfect trills and coloratura. Jennifer Larmore brings...continue...
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Donizetti: Elvida / Allemandi, Massis, et al
Donizetti: Elvida / Allemandi, Massis, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2005-05-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Elvida, opera
Performers: Catling, Ashley; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Gibbons, Anne-Marie; Larmore, Jennifer; Massis, Annick; Spagnoli, Pietro
Conductors: Allemandi, Antonello
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

'Elvida' is one of the most intriguing titles in the Donizetti canon - a one-act melodrama - which was very unusual for this period. Donizetti...continue...
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Il Salotto Vol 7 - Primo Dolce Affano / Vidal, Harper, et al
Il Salotto Vol 7 - Primo Dolce Affano / Vidal, Harper, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2005-01-11

Works: Franz Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca no 47 (Benedetto sia'l giorno; II), for piano (Années II/4), S. 161/4 (LW A55/; Sonetto del Petrarca no 104 (Pace non trovo; I) for piano (Tre sonetti no 1), S....
Performers: Claycomb, Laura; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Matteuzzi, William; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Servile, Roberto; Vidal, Elizabeth
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OPR 230
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; Zoraida di Granata; Chiara e Serafina (Il pir...
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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Rossini: Zelmira / Benini, Futral, Ford, Custer, et al
Rossini: Zelmira / Benini, Futral, Ford, Custer, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-10-12

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Zelmira
Performers: Catling, Ashley; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hausmann, Mathias; Palazzi, Mirco; Siragusa, Antonino; Vinco, Marco
Conductors: Benini, Maurizio
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

"There is no full-scale overture - only a brief, intense prelude followed by an exciting, no-holds-barred chorus and cavatina with chorus for Antenore, strongly belted...continue...
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Mercadante: Emma d'Antiochia / Parry, Miricioiu, et al
Mercadante: Emma d'Antiochia / Parry, Miricioiu, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-08-01

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Emma d' Antiochia, opera
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Lee, Colin; Lipinski, Rebecca von; Miricioiu, Nelly; Nocentini, Maria Costanza; Servile, Roberto
Conductors: Parry, David

'Emma d'Antiochia' is a great vehicle for a prima donna who understands Romantic Italian Opera and on this recording, Nelly Miricioiu rises to the challenge...continue...
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Opera in English - Mozart: Idomeneo / Parry, Ford, et al
Opera in English - Mozart: Idomeneo / Parry, Ford, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-02-24

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo
Performers: Bayley, Clive; Davies, Ryland; Evans, Rebecca; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Montague, Diana; Patterson, Susan
Conductors: Parry, David

David Parry's conducting has been consistently praised throughout this series, as much for its dramatic pacing as for its elegance and style. 'There's an intensity...continue...
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Il Salotto Vol 6 - La Partenza / Claycomb, Custer, et al
Il Salotto Vol 6 - La Partenza / Claycomb, Custer, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-01-01

Works: Michael Costa: Perche due cori insieme; Felice eta dell' oro', notturno (quintet); Lamento per Bellini, canzone; Count Antonio Belgiojoso: Il biglietto amoroso, canzonetta; Gaetano Donizetti: Inspira...
Performers: Claycomb, Laura; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Natoli, Dominic; Robinson, Dean; Rossi, Nicola; Servile, Roberto; Sherratt, Brindley

Most of the songs and ensembles in this sixth volume of Opera Rara's acclaimed 'Il Salotto' series are about love. Not so surprising in a...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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Meyerbeer: Margherita d'Anjou / Parry, Massis, Ford, et al
Meyerbeer: Margherita d'Anjou / Parry, Massis, Ford, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2003-11-01

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Margherita d'Anjou
Performers: Barcellona, Daniela; Beer, Susanne; Bosworth, Nicholas; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Lee, Colin; Massis, Annick; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Previati, Fabio; Putnins, Pauls; Watkin, David; Wood, Rol...
Conductors: Parry, David

"As Margherita, soprano Annick Massis just keeps on going up and up. Daniela Barcellona offers grandeur of expression as Isaura, with Alastair Miles providing solid...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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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
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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Meyerbeer in Italy / Ford, Kenny, Parry, London PO, et al
Meyerbeer in Italy / Ford, Kenny, Parry, London PO, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2002-10-01

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Il crociato in Egitto; Romilda e Costanza, opera (melodramma semiserio) in 2 acts; Emma di Resburgo, opera (heroic melodrama) in 2 acts; Margherita d'Anjou; L' Esule di Granata, op...
Performers: Benelli, Ugo; Bovino, Maria; Dolton, Geoffrey; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Kitchen, Linda; Mason, Anne; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Mills, Bronwen; Mon...
Conductors: Parry, David
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
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OPR 222
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: Zoraida di Granata; Pia de' Tolomei, opera; Buondelmonte, opera (2nd vers., Maria Stuarda); Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Torquato Tasso, opera; Gio...
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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Pacini: Carlo di Borgogna / Parry, Larmore, Ford, et al
Pacini: Carlo di Borgogna / Parry, Larmore, Ford, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2002-05-01

Works: Giovanni Pacini: Carlo di Borgogna
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Frontiali, Roberto; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Larmore, Jennifer; Magee, Garry; Natoli, Dominic; Williams, Helen [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Parry, David

"Pacini's music is often stirring, as befits an opera set against the background of Charles the Bold's expoits, and here David Parry conducts it with...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; Zoraida di Granata; Anna Bolena; Simon Mayr: Ginevra di Scozia, opera; Medea in Corinto, opera; Vincenzo Lavigna: Hoango; Gioachino Rossini: Otello; Ricciar...
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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OPR 220
Serious Rossini / Bruce Ford
Serious Rossini / Bruce Ford

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2001-12-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide; Armida; Mosè in Egitto; Otello; Ugo re d 'Italia, opera (unfinished)
Performers: Banks, Barry; Biccire, Patrizia; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Davies, Ryland; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Jones, Della; Kelly, Paul Austin; Matteuzzi, William; Miricioi...
Conductors: Parry, David

"Here are several little-known arias, duets, trios and ensembles from Rossini's serious operas. Bruce Ford, one of the finest Rossini tenors of our time, is...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; Il viaggio a Reims; Daniel-François-Esprit Auber: La muette de Portici; Michelle Carafa: Gabriella di Vergi, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: La figlia del reggimento; ...
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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OPR 216
Jane Eaglen sings - Mayr: Medea in Corinto / Parry, et al
Jane Eaglen sings - Mayr: Medea in Corinto / Parry, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2001-04-01

Works: Simon Mayr: Medea in Corinto, opera
Performers: Eaglen, Jane; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Gimenez, Raul [Tenor Vocals]; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Mason, Anne; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Parry, David

Jane Eaglen is the most sought-after Wagnerian soprano of today. Famous for her assumption of the role of Brunnhilde in Wagner's Ring Cycle, she also...continue...
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OPR 215
Renée Fleming Sings - Donizetti: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra
Renée Fleming Sings - Donizetti: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2001-04-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra
Performers: Fleming, Renee; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Miricioiu, Nelly; Montague, Diana
Conductors: Parry, David

Renee Fleming has one of the most beautiful voices before the public today. She is well known for her Mozart and Strauss roles as well...continue...
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OPR 214
Donizetti: La Romanzesca e l'uomo nero / David Parry, ASMF
Donizetti: La Romanzesca e l'uomo nero / David Parry, ASMF

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-11-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: La romanziera e l'uomo nero, opera
Performers: Antoniozzi, Alfonso; Bayley, Clive; Cicogna, Adriana; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Kelly, Paul Austin; Scano, Elisabetta; Spagnoli, Pietro
Conductors: Parry, David

Donizetti wrote nine one-act comedies and most of them have been given revivals in Europe and the U.S. in the last 50 years. They all...continue...
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OPR 19
Rossini Gala - Nelly Miricioiu / David Parry, et al
Rossini Gala - Nelly Miricioiu / David Parry, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-09-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra; Aureliano in Palmira; Bianca e Falliero; Zelmira; Mosè in Egitto, opera; Semiramide; Armida; Work(s)
Performers: Bailey, Simon; Banks, Barry; Biccire, Patrizia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Magee, Garry; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Miricioiu, Nelly; Natoli, Dominic; Robinson, Dean; Shkosa, Enkelejda; Sotgiu, A...
Conductors: Parry, David
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OPR 211
Beautiful Image - Mosca, Rossini, et al / Diana Montague
Beautiful Image - Mosca, Rossini, et al / Diana Montague

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-05-10

Works: Giuseppe Mosca: Le bestie in uomini, opera; Gioachino Rossini: Ah, per pietà, t'arresta!, duet for 2 sopranos & orchestra (insertion number for G. Nicolini's Quint; L' inganno felice, opera; Gia...
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Lewis, Keith; Montague, Diana
Conductors: Parry, David

"Rarities there certainly are here...all featuring Diana Montague prominently. But the gem is a newly released item...[by] Julius Benedict. With its early-Romantic sensibility it makes...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; Mosè in Egitto; Otello; Gaetano Donizetti: Zoraida di Granata; L'Assedio di Calais; Gianni da Calais, opera; Alfredo il Grande, opera; Maria di Rudenz; ...
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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OPR 209
Opera in English - Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Opera in English - Rossini: The Barber of Seville

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-03-28

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Della; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Rhys-Davies, Jennifer; Rose, Peter de; Ross, Christopher; Shore, Andrew; Snipp, Peter
Conductors: Bellini, Gabriele
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus
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Rossini: Otello / Parry, Ford, Futral, et al
Rossini: Otello / Parry, Ford, Futral, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-02-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Otello
Performers: Banks, Barry; Brewer, Aline; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Davies, Laurence; Davies, Ryland; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Lopera, Juan Jose; Matteuzzi, William; Natoli, D...
Conductors: Parry, David

Opera Rara presents the first recording of the critical edition of Rossini's opera Otello. As a fascinating bonus, several appendices are included. In 1820 when...continue...
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OPR 18
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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OPR 208
Rossini: Armida / Scimone, Gasdia, Merritt, I Solisti Veneti
Rossini: Armida / Scimone, Gasdia, Merritt, I Solisti Veneti

2 CD / Arts / 1999-11-09

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Armida
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Gasdia, Cecilia; Matteuzzi, William; Vocal], Chris Merritt [Tenor; Workman, Charles
Conductors: Scimone, Claudio
Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
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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: Zoraida di Granata
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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OPR 17
Il Salotto Vol 1 - Mercadente: Les Soirées Italiennes
Il Salotto Vol 1 - Mercadente: Les Soirées Italiennes

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1999-07-10

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Les Soirées Italiennes, opera; Un pensiero sopra Sorrento for voice & piano; La preghiera for voice & piano; Tornan le fronde al bosco for voice & piano; A mia figlia for voi...
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Magee, Garry; Matteuzzi, William; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Miricioiu, Nelly

This is the first volume in a series of five discs devoted to salon music of the 19th century. Most composers wrote songs to be...continue...
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OPR 206
Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-11-17

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliac...
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Banks, Barry; Bayley, Clive; Bronder, Peter; Clarke, Paul Charles; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Dazeley, William; Eaglen, Jane; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew...
Conductors: Parry, David; Bellini, Gabriele; Daniel, Paul

This is the premiere recording in English of Donizetti's sparkling comic opera. Conductor David Parry has been unanimously praised for his direction throughout the Opera...continue...
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Donizetti: Maria de Rudenz / Parry, Miricioiu, Ford, et al
Donizetti: Maria de Rudenz / Parry, Miricioiu, Ford, et al

2 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-10-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Maria di Rudenz
Performers: Brewer, Aline; Douglas, Nigel; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew; McFarland, Robert; Miricioiu, Nelly; Nathan, Regina; Stenhouse, John
Conductors: Parry, David

Maria de Rudenz is one of the strangest and yet most interesting of Donizetti's operas. It is based on 'The Bloodstained Nun,' a gruesome melodrama...continue...
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OPR 16
Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights
Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-09-10

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi; Virginia, opera; Il Salotto; Gaetano Donizetti: Gabriella di Vergy, opera; Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Ugo conte di Parigi, opera; L'Assedio di Calais; Emilia di Live...
Performers: Andrew, Ludmilla; Arthur, Maurice; Browne, Sandra; Bruscantini, Sesto; Cook, Deborah; Davies, Joan; Eaglen, Jane; Fleming, Renée; Focile, Nuccia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Gray, Lissa; Hargra...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Judd, James
Ensemble: ; London Mozart Players; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Listening to the nearly 80 minutes of this disc was, for me, analogous to what I felt as a child entering a candy shop: Every...continue...
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