Donizetti: Ne m’oubliez pas

COMPOSERS: Donizetti
LABELS: Opera Rara
WORKS: Ne m’oubliez pas
PERFORMER: Margreta Elkins, Alexander Oliver, Christian du PlessisGeoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra/James Judd
CATALOGUE NO: ORC 4 DDD
Following the success of La fille du régiment Donizetti was commissioned to write another opéra comique, for which he completed only six numbers. These are all included here (with other rarities and out-takes), and show the composer in a more French and less florid style. The disc serves as a tribute to the rich and substantial voice of the Australian mezzo Margreta Elkins, who stamps her thoughtful dramatic character on all the pieces. William Humphreys-Jones

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