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Leoncavallo: ZAZA

Date: 25 March 2015

This November Opera Rara will record its first Leoncavallo opera, Zazà. Written in 1900 some eight years after I Pagliacci, Zazà was once hugely popular but has now fallen out of the repertoire. Following on from the stu...

International Opera Awards

Date: 09 February 2015

The International Opera Awards have announced their finalists for 2015 and we're delighted to see that Offenbach's Fantasio is in the CD (complete opera) category and Donizetti's Les Martyrs is there for Rediscovered work - both conducted by Sir M...

Les Martyrs - reviews

Date: 07 November 2014

Read what the critics have to say about the 'triumphant' concert performance of Donizetti's Les Martyrs given at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 4 November 2014

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Fantasio recording launch

Date: 07 October 2014

Mezzo Sarah Connolly (Fantasio) and Soprano Brenda Rae (Elsbeth) joined us at the London Coliseum for the recording launch of Offenbach's Fantasio. Click here to see them perform the duet 'Quel murmure charmant' at the launch.

The Picture Archive

Date: 04 July 2014

Find out more about the Opera Rara Picture Archive. Images available for hire and to purchase as Giclée prints.

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Donizetti's RITA receives 4 star review

Date: 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.