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Zaira
ORR224 (1 disc set)
Zaira

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By taking the very best music from a fascinating, unknown score, Opera Rara begins its new series, the Essential Opera Rara. The chosen selections contain the heart or essence of a work on a single disc of highlights. Saverio Mercadantes Zaira is the first in the series.

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Sofonisba
ORR237 (1 disc set)
Sofonisba

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Sofonisba, a classical heroine portrayed by various 17th and 18th century composers, becomes, in Paer’s hands, a more realistic figure – a real woman. More Info

Word Premier RecordingPenguin Guide - outstanding performance (3 stars)Penguin Guide - outstanding performance (3 stars)Penguin Guide - outstanding performance (3 stars)


Maria Stuarda
ORR241
Maria Stuarda regina di Scozia

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This is the fifth opera in the Essential Opera Rara series and, once again, a vivid impression of the work is captured on a single disc. More Info

La Prigione di Edimburgo
ORR228 (1 disc set)
La Prigione di Edimburgo

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Immensely popular in its day, La Prigione di Edimburgo provided two hits - the lullaby, Dormi, dormi bel bambino, gloriously sung on this recording by Nuccia Focile, and the baritone aria, Sulla poppa del mio brich, performed by the accomplished Christopher Purves.

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L'esule di Granata
ORR234
L'Esule di Granata

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Few operas by a major 19th century composer have experienced comparable neglect. L’esule di Granata deserves our attention as a pivotal work in Meyerbeer’s output.

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I Normanni a Parigi
ORR249 (1 disc set)
I Normanni a Parigi

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This is the seventh opera in the Essential Opera Rara series and, once again, a vivid impression of the work is captured on a single disc. More Info

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