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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, Della Jones on Opera Rara

The veteran Welsh mezzo talks to Katherine about her career and her relationship with the label, which began in the late 1970s with a recording of Donizetti's Ugo, conte di Parigi.

 Recording of the Week, Donizetti's Il Paria from Opera Rara

Sir Mark Elder conducts a scintillating account of Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious persecution in sixteenth-century India, starring Albina Shagimuratova, René Barbera, and Misha Kiria.

Recent Best Sellers: Opera Rara

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