Rossini: Armida (complet opera recorded in 2022)

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Rossini: Armida (complet opera recorded in 2022)
Moisés Marín, Michele Angelini, Jusung Gabriel Park, Ruth Iniesta / Krakow Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Jose Miguel Perez-Sierra

[ Naxos Rossini in Wildbad / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 24 May 2024

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The story of Armida had already inspired around 70 composers by the time Rossini took it on both as an opportunity to measure himself against his colleagues, and as a special role for soprano Isabella Colbran with whom he had recently started a relationship. The narrative of Armida sees the arrival of a beautiful noblewoman at a Crusaders' camp, asking them for help and protection. She claims that her throne has been usurped by the evil Idraote. However, she is in fact the sorceress Armida in disguise - and secretly in love with the heroic Rinaldo. This acclaimed Rossini in Wildbad production was admired for its 'near magical casting' (