Orchestras/Ensembles Archives: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

Donizetti: Maria di Rohan

Maria di Rohan, one of Donizetti's last operas, is also one of his leanest. It was composed for Vienna in 1843 for an audience tha...

Rossini: Ermione

Ermione is Rossini's darkest, angriest opera. It was such a resounding flop at its premiere that after its initial run Rossini wit...

Donizetti: Francesca di Foix

Anna Bolena took Milan by storm at the end of December, 1830, and it was heard all over Italy in the following months; in May of 1...

The Young Donizetti

The excerpts presented here are from operas composed between 1818 and 1828, when the very prolific Donizetti was under the influen...

Ricci: Corrado d’Altamura

The Ricci brothers, Luigi and Federico, were well known in the middle of the 19th century for their charming comic operas, but lef...

Rossini: Italian Girl/Larmore

Jennifer Larmore starred in Teldec's 1997 complete recording (in Italian) of this opera, and along with Marilyn Horne's (Erato) th...

Bizet: Pearl Fishers

This newest Opera in English release from Chandos features 79 minutes of Bizet's Pearl Fishers, which means that less than a half-...

$Ricci: Prigione di Edimburgo

We all know that Italian composers went "Scots crazy" at some point in the early 19th century, with Rossini's La donna del lago an...

Mozart: Cosi in English/Mackerras

Very few operas work as well in translation as Mozart's. Not only are there lots of words, but they mean somethihg--and nuances ar...

Mozart: Don Giovanni in English

Thanks to Chandos' amazing ability to record the English language (the label really ought to patent it), 80 percent of Amanda Hold...