Opera Rara

Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi (Opera Rara)

The best of a composer forever doomed to dwell in Verdi’s shadow, performed by a first-rate cast and starring the great Nelly Miricioiu [RMo]

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Donizetti: L’esule di Roma (Opera Rara)

An opera overlooked for far too long is presented in the best possible light [MC]

donizetti elvida opera rara

Donizetti: Elvida (Opera Rara)

(Déjà Review) I strongly recommend all lovers of the composer’s music and the bel canto genre to add it to their collections [RJF]

Mercadante proscritto ORC62

Mercadante: Il proscritto (Opera Rara)

Neglected for almost 200 years, but undoubtedly worthy of its revival [MC]

Rossini Elisabetta regina London Philharmonic Opera Rara ORC22

Rossini: Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra (Opera Rara)

An interesting alternative to the older Philips set, with another excellent cast [RMo]

Offenbach Robinson Crusoé Opera Rara ORB3

Offenbach: Robinson Crusoé (Opera Rara)

A splendid way to explore some of the composer’s lesser-known operettas [MC]

Leoncavallo Zingari ORC61

Leoncavallo: Zingari (Opera Rara)

An all-round excellent effort to document a forgotten opera that likely won’t be returning to the stage anytime soon [MP]