Donizetti: Belisario / Bruson, Gencer

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Label: HUNT
Catalog: 2HUNTCD586
Format: CD

Composer-Gaetano Donizetti; Conductor-Adolfo Camozzo; Conductor-Gianandrea Gavazzeni; Performer-Leyla Gencer; Performer-Umberto Grilli; Performer-Renato Bruson; Performer-Nicola Zaccaria; Performer-Mirna Pecile; Performer-Lina Rossi; Performer-Bruno Sebastian; Performer-Virgilio Carbonari; Orchestra-Orchestra del Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo; Orchestra-Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Rare 1970 recording with Layla Gencer and Renato Bruson. Factory sealed and in excellent condition.
"Forgotten masterpiece" is perhaps too grand a description for this opera, but I feel it is one of Donizetti's best efforts. Its relative obscurity is probably attributable to the misfortune of its coming immediately after the composer's genuine masterpiece (Lucia di Lammermoor), which overshadows it. Belisario was a great success when it debuted in 1836 - it ran for 28 consecutive nights.

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