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Opera Rara

Opera Rara

recording the world’s rarest operas.

Opera Rara, the brainchild of Patric Schmid and Don White, has been in the business of bringing back forgotten operatic repertoire of the nineteenth century for the last thirty-five years. Operas once threatened with extinction have now been brought vividly back to life through the Opera Rara recordings: the catalogue includes complete operas as well as highlights and compilations, anthologies and recordings featuring outstanding soloists.

Further Reading: Opera Rara

Interview, Carlo Rizzi on Mercadante, Leoncavallo and Donizetti

The Italian conductor looks back on his first few years as Artistic Director of Opera Rara, including recordings of Leoncavallo's Zingari and Mercadante's Il Proscritto - plus a new mission to record the complete Donizetti songs with singers including Lawrence Brownlee and William Thomas.

Recording of the Week, Leoncavallo's Zingari on Opera Rara

Carlo Rizzi conducts a scintillating account of the Pushkin-inspired one-act opera from 1912, starring Krassimira Stoyanova and Arsen Soghomonyan.

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