Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gioachino Rossini, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Turin Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus|
La Gazza ladra (Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro 1989)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Classical
Relatively Obscure Rossini
MikelMask | Maryland, USA | 02/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although this opera's overture is very well known, the opera itself has been only infrequently recorded in its entirety over the years. I heard it first on XM Radio's Vox channel and purchased this CD set that night. Despite being a live performance, the sound is good and the singers are not obscured, although at times there is some stage "stomping" that can reduce the enjoyment of the recording. Nevertheless, the singing of Katia Ricciarelli, William Matteuzzi, Samuel Ramey are what you would expect of seasoned performers and Gianluigi Gelmetti demonstrates his long experience in conducting Rossini. This has become one of my favorite Rossini recordings."