Label: Warner Classics WCL
Composed by: Rossini, Gioachino
Continuing their Rossini series, Antonio Pappano and the Rome-based Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia follow three substantial works with seven operatic overtures and an enchanting chamber-scale ‘Andante e tema con variazioni’. The two most famous pieces are the hyperactive overture to the comic Il barbiere di Siviglia and the miniature tone poem that precedes Guillaume Tell (William Tell). Also included are overtures to La Cenerentola, Semiramide, and operas that remain rarities – the epic Le Siège de Corinthe, La scala di seta and Il signor Bruschino.