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
Sir Mark Elder conducts the world premiere of Donizetti’s opera semiseria from 1839, composed for a theatre which closed down before the opening night, but subsequently heavily revised as La favorite.
The conductor talks to Katherine about the world premiere recording of Donizetti’s 1839 opera, released tomorrow on Opera Rara with Joyce El-Khoury in the title-role.