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Rossini: Eduardo e Cristina

By Baurzhan Anderzhanov

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By Baurzhan Anderzhanov, Kenneth Tarver, Laura Polverelli, Poznan Camerata Bach Choir, Silvia Dalla Benetta, Virtuosi Brunensis, and Xiang Xu. By Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #8660466-67. Published by Naxos (NX.8660466-67).

Item Number: NX.8660466-67

Conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti.

Rossini's Eduardo e Cristina was a huge success in its day, but as perhaps the last centone opera (one assembled from previously existing material) by a major composer, it became forgotten under the subsequent tide of Romantic idealism. Today we can put these prejudices aside and enjoy this masterful creation for what it is: a hugely entertaining parade of beautiful and spectacular musical 'hits' set to a familiar story of secret love, dramatic crisis and triumphant resolution. This 2017 Bad Wildbad revival was summed up as "an evening of pure bel canto pleasure!" by Operagazet.

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