Rossini: Opera seria arias

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LABELS: Opera Rara
WORKS: Opera seria arias
PERFORMER: Bruce Ford, etc; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/David Parry
CATALOGUE NO: ORR 218 Reissue (1993-9)
Here are several little-known arias, duets, trios and ensembles from Rossini’s serious operas. Bruce Ford, one of the finest Rossini tenors of our time, is splendid throughout, especially in a powerful duet for two tenors from Ricciardo e Zoraide with William Matteuzzi, and an exciting trio from Armida. Highly recommended. Charles Osborne