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Les Martyrs CD release
16 April 2015
We are delighted to announce the release of Donizetti's Les Martyrs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conduct...
Leoncavallo: ZAZA
25 March 2015
This November Opera Rara will record its first Leoncavallo opera, Zazà. Written in 1900 some eight years after I Pagliac...
International Opera Awards
09 February 2015
The International Opera Awards have announced their finalists for 2015 and we're delighted to see that Offenbach's Fantasio is ...
Les Martyrs - reviews
07 November 2014
Read what the critics have to say about the 'triumphant' concert performance of Donizetti's Les Martyrs given at the Royal Fest...
Fantasio recording launch
07 October 2014
Mezzo Sarah Connolly (Fantasio) and Soprano Brenda Rae (Elsbeth) joined us at the London Coliseum for the recording launch of O...
The Picture Archive
04 July 2014
Find out more about the Opera Rara Picture Archive. Images available for hire and to purchase as Giclée prints.
Donizetti's RITA receives 4 star review
27 March 2014
Our latest release, Donizetti's Rita, has received a four star review from Andrew Clark in the Financial Times. Find out more. ...

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Mark Elder and Donizetti on Opera Rara

his special playlist featuring Mark Elder conducting Donizetti operas has been created for Opera magazine and readers can claim this for FREE using the code printed in the October 2014 issue of Opera.


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Opera Rara, the brainchild of Patric Schmid and Don White, has been in the business of bringing back forgotten operatic repertoire of the 19th-century for over 40 years.