GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Ricciardo e Zoraide.
Catalogue Number: 02T022
Description: Based on an epic poem by Niccolo Forteguerri and set in the times of the Crusades, this 1818 work deals with infatuations and jealousy, imprisonment and murderous plots, concluding with a gallant rescue and a benevolent outcome. A true bel canto feast in only its second-ever recording (Opera Rara in 1995 although there was also a video release on Bel Canto Society in 1990). 3 CDs. Alessandra Marianelli (soprano), Maxim Mironov, Randall Bills (tenor), Nahuel Di Piero (bass), Camerata Bach Choir Poznań, Virtuosi Brunensis; José Miguel Pérez-Sierra.