GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Margherita d’Anjou.
Catalogue Number: 03T033
Description: Dating from 1820, this melodramma semiseria is an important work in the history of "opera semiseria" and, thus, provides context for similar works by Bellini and Donizetti and is a fine example of Meyerbeer's Italian output coming, as it does, only one opera away from his first major hit Il crociato in Egitto. Recorded last summer at the Valle d’Istria Festival, this is the first recording since the 2003 Opera Rara and the only other one available. 2 CDs. Libretto and translations available online. Giulia De Blasis (soprano), Gaia Petrone (mezzo), Anton Rositskiy (tenor), Laurence Meikle (bass), Chorus of the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia; Fabio Luisi.