Il Paria (concert performance)
A rare chance to hear Il Paria, one of Donizetti’s most innovative and daring scores, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Britten Sinfonia.
Opera Rara is known internationally for bringing rare and neglected operas vividly back to life. Working in partnership with Britten Sinfonia, and featuring acclaimed Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova, Opera Rara present Donizetti’s Il Paria, a work that brings a new exotic colour to Italian opera of the period, inspired by its setting in ancient India.
Read the programme notes for free here.
Co-produced by Britten Sinfonia and Opera Rara
"A winning evening: Mark Elder was a persuasive communicator and the enlarged Britten Sinfonia (three trombones and cimbasso, four off-stage trumpet and two harps to boot) obviously enjoyed its foray into the opera pit. Another Donizetti restored to the repertoire, on the forthcoming recording. Job done!"Read More