I due Foscari (Complete opera)

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I due Foscari (Complete opera)
Piero Cappuccilli, JosAFAC Carreras, Katia Ricciarelli, Samuel Ramey / ORF Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Vienna / Lamberto Gardelli

[ Decca / Philips / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 1 September 2007

"The cast here is first rate, with Ricciarelli giving one of her finest performences in the recording studio to date and with Carreras singing tastefully as well as pwerfully. The crispness of discipline among the Austrian Radio forces is admirable...the Philips sound is impressively present and clear."
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

I due Foscari was Verdi's first commission for Rome and he had first sketched out a synopsis for the opera in the summer of 1843. The libretto, by Piave, is a setting of Lord Byron's historical tragedy The Two Foscari and Verdi wrote the opera during the latter half of 1844; it was premiered in Rome at the Teatro Argentina on 3 November 1844 and the London premiere took place at Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, on 10 april 1857.

"The cast here is first rate, with Ricciarelli giving one of her finest performences in the recording studio to date and with Carreras singing tastefully as well as pwerfully. The crispness of discipline among the Austrian Radio forces is admirable...the Philips sound is impressively present and clear."
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs