GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Sigismondo.
Catalogue Number: 07T033
Description: Customers who like their operas heard and not seen can now have a different performance of Sigismondo than the DVD-only one we offered back in 2012 (10O038). Here’s the description: Premiered at the end of 1814, this was Rossini's biggest flop (and its predecessor was Il turco in Italia, making the contrast even more stark) which he ended up cannibalizing for Elizabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Torvaldo e Dorliska, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola and Adina. A mad Polish king banishes his queen on the lies of his smitten minister and friend; the music is vintage early Rossini. 2 CDs. Italian librettto available online. Margarita Gritskova (mezzo), Maria Aleida (soprano), Kenneth Tarver (tenor), Marcell Bakonyi (bass), Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań, Virtuosi Brunensis; Antonino Fogliani.