GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848): Caterina Cornaro.
Catalogue Number: 09P033
Label: Opera Rara
Description: Donizetti's last-performed opera (1844), notable for its dark quality, restless harmonies and offsetting passages of disarming lyricism, receives the deluxe Opera Rara treatment. With the only other available recordings, except for a 2006 Bongiovanni, being live and or mono, this kind of has the field to itself right now. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Carmen Giannattasio, Sophie Bevan (sopranos), Graeme Broadbent (bass), Colin Lee (tenor), Troy Cook (baritone), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra; David Parry.