Vanessa (Complete opera recorded in 1958)

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Vanessa (Complete opera recorded in 1958)
Eleanor Steber, Nicolai Gedda, Rosalind Elias / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Dimitri Mitropoulos

[ Sony Opera House / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 20 September 2009

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"Taking into account the historic nature of the original performance-every name carries a halo of resonance for opera lovers-this is a reissue of some importance."
(Gramophone)

Samuel Barber's first opera was an outstanding success when first performed in 1958 at the Metropolitan opera and this recording was made with the original cast and conductor. Eleanor Steber (for whom Barber had written Knoxville) created the title role. The work follows traditional operatic form with arias, duets and ensembles within an essentially romantic - and sometimes nostalgic -musical language characteristic of Barber's other works.

"Taking into account the historic nature of the original performance-every name carries a halo of resonance for opera lovers-this is a reissue of some importance."
(Gramophone)