Rossini

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Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri (Decca)

A pleasing but hardly essential recording of Rossini’s opera, noteworthy for being the first recorded in stereo [MP]

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Rossini: La donna del lago (C Major)

Rossini standards held high in a new production of The Lady of the Lake [PCG]

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Rossini: Semiramide (Decca)

A feast of stylish bel canto singing for the two stars but the rest of the cast can only struggle though [MP]

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Andrea Bacchetti (piano): In Concert (Monarda Music)

More than just a souvenir of a fine recital [DC]

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Rossini: La donna del lago (C Major)

A musically outstanding but unusual production of Rossini’s splendid opera [RWe]

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The Paris Opera 1900-1960 (Malibran Music)

Ten very well-filled discs documenting six glorious decades at the Paris Opera [RMo]

Rossini: Il turco in Italia (C Major)

A delightfully entertaining modern take on Rossini brings overtones of Fellini to the action [PCG]

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Remembering Tebaldi (Pentatone)

A lovely recital presenting Melody Moore as a worthy inhabitant of the pantheon of the present generation of sopranos [GF]

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Monologues (Prospero)

An outstanding album, groundbreaking in repertoire and programming, beautifully performed and recorded [GPu]

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Rossinian Dreams (Da Vinci Classics)

A recital demonstrating Liszt’s love of Rossini but with an odd coupling [RCh]

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Rossini: Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra (Opera Rara)

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

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Rossini: Overtures (RCA)

(Déjà Review) Effervescent music and the unmatched panache of Reiner’s conducting are a winning formula! [PJL]

Three Harder-to-find Rossini Operas

by Ralph Moore

Rossini italiana GCD921132

Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri (Glossa)

A very attractive recording with a lot of good singing, not least from the superb Vasilisa Berzhanskaya [GF]

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Cesare Siepi (bass) (Nimbus Prima Voce)

Hearing Cesare Siepi in his mature youth is a treat indeed [GF]

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Pristine Audio)

Pristine delivers this classic Barbiere in an airy and better-balanced revision, free of hiss and noise [MZ]

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Lisette Oropesa (soprano) Arias (Pentatone)

A delight from start to finish [MC]