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Donizetti: Belisario
Gaetano Donizetti, Mark Elder, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Donizetti: Belisario
Genre: Classical
 
Belisario is, quite simply, one of Donizetti's finest achievements. Dating from the high watermark of Donizetti's maturity, Belisario proved a triumph on stages throughout the 19th century. Yet, incredibly, it is little kn...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gaetano Donizetti, Mark Elder, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nicola Alaimo, Joyce El-Khoury, Camilla Roberts, Russell Thomas, Alastair Miles
Title: Donizetti: Belisario
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Label: Opera Rara
Release Date: 11/12/2013
Album Type: Box set
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 792938004921

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Belisario is, quite simply, one of Donizetti's finest achievements. Dating from the high watermark of Donizetti's maturity, Belisario proved a triumph on stages throughout the 19th century. Yet, incredibly, it is little known today. The libretto tells the moving and typically complicated story of the sixth-century Byzantine general. Falsely accused by his wife of killing their son, he was blinded and exiled as his punishment. His daughter's discovery that her father's former captive, Alamiro, was her long-lost brother, restores Belisario's reputation; tragically, too late to save his life. Recorded in the studio with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder, this two disc set is accompanied by a complete libretto with an English translation alongside an article and synopsis by the eminent 19th Century musical scholar, Jeremy Commons.

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