Operas You Have Never Heard Of

March 23, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Act I. Karnac challenges Mylio from Lalo's Le roi d'Ys.

Are you familiar with Donizetti’s Rita? How about Meyerbeer’s Emma di Resburgo? Rubinstein’s Néron? Hear these and more operatic rarities sung by Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato, Enrico Caruso, Diana Damrau, and Jonas Kaufmann.


“Allegro io Son” from Rita by Gaetano Donizetti
Juan Diego Flórez, tenor; Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Riccardo Frizza, conductor
(Milan 2002. DECCA B0000031‐02)

“Ove t’aggiri, o barbaro” from Stella di Napoli by Giovanni Pacini
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Opéra National de Lyon; Riccardo Minasi, conductor
(Lyon 2013. ERATO 08256 463656 2 3)

“Ah! lumiere du jour” from Néron by Anton Rubinstein
Enrico Caruso, tenor, with Orchestra
(New Jersey 1917. NAXOS 8.110751)

“Ah questo bacio” from Emma Di Resburgo by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Diana Damrau, soprano; Opéra National de Lyon; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
(Lyon 2015. ERATO 01902958490 16)

“Vainement, ma bien-aimée” from Le roi d’Ys by Édouard Lalo
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Bavarian State Orchestra; Bertrand de Billy, conductor
(Munich 2017. SONY 88985390762)