GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Zelmira (1826 Paris version).
Catalogue Number: 01V028
Description: This was the last opera Rossini wrote for Naples, knowing it would also be his calling card to Vienna where he had been assured performances. Keen to reconcile the alleged incompatibility between ‘Italian’ melody and ‘German’ harmony, Rossini employed exciting and daring harmonies and a raft of dazzling orchestral effects in this tragedy in which a daughter saves her father, the king, and her son, from usurpers to the throne. 3 CDs. Italian libretto available online. Silvia Dalla Benetta (soprano), Federico Sacchi (bass), Mert Süngü (tenor), Górecki Chamber Choir Kraków, Virtuosi Brunensis; Gianluigi Gelmetti.