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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.
Les Martyrs rehearsal
03 July 2014
Soprano Joyce El-Khoury and Sir Mark Elder have been rehearsing for our studio recording and concert performance of Donizetti's...
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. ...
Les Martyrs concert performance
26 March 2014
In October 2014 we will record Donizetti's grand opera, Les Martyrs, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted b...
Opera Rara and the Royal Opera House
19 October 2011
We recently collaborated with the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and recorded live, in the Linb...

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A Remarkable Success Story

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.