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Les Martyrs CD release

Date: 16 April 2015

We are delighted to announce the release of Donizetti's Les Martyrs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Sir Mark Elder and a star cast led by Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Spyres and David Kempster. Find out more on the att...

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Le Duc d'Albe - How to support

Date: 14 April 2015

Find out how you can support our recording of Donizetti's Le Duc d'Albe on the attached leaflet. Help us continue our mission to recover, restore, recording and perform the forgotten operatic heritage of the 19th century. 

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The Prima Donna and Opera

Date: 14 April 2015

Join us for a talk and discussion on the fascinating subject of ‘The Prima Donna and Opera’ with Susan Rutherford, Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Manchester and Opera Rara’s repertoire consultant, Professor Roger Parker on Thur...

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Leoncavallo: ZAZA

Date: 25 March 2015

Opera Rara and the BBC Symphomy Orchestra present LEONCAVALLO: ZAZA This November Opera Rara will record its first Leoncavallo opera, Zazà. Written in 1900 some eight years after I Pagliacci, Zazà was once hugely popu...

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.