Four of the best Rossini recordings

We recommend some of the finest examples of Rossini's music on disc

Four of the best Rossini recordings

The Barber of Seville

Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato et al; Royal Opera House/Antonio Pappano
Erato 649 5819 (DVD)

Joyce DiDonato leads a vintage cast in this supremely sung production.



Le Comte Ory

Javier Camarena, Cecilia Bartoli et al; Zurich Opera/Muhai Tang
Decca 074 3467 (DVD)

Two marvellous Rossini interpreters join forces in this sophisticated staging.



William Tell

Gabriel Bacquier, Montserrat Caballé et al; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Lamberto Gardelli
Warner Classics 640 7632

A classic account of Rossini’s final and most imposing opera, with a fine cast.



Stabat Mater

Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato et al; Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano
Warner Classics 640 5292

Outstanding singers bring emotional drama to Rossini’s moving choral work.


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