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Gioacchino Rossini: Mathilde di Shabran - Annick Massis (vocals); Bruno de Simone (vocals); Bruno Taddia (vocals); Carlo Lepore (vocals); Chiara Chialli (vocals); Gregory Bonfatti (vocals); Hadar Halevy (vocals); Juan Diego Flórez (vocals); Lubomir Moravec (vocals); Marco Vinco (vocals)
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  1. Matilde (di) Shabran, opera

Matilde di Shabran's length, (over three hours) as well as the absurdity and complexity of its plot (even by operatic standards), may account for its relative obscurity. The speed at which Rossini had to write the piece is bound to have had an effect on the amount of care he could devote to its details; he first saw the libretto, which had been hastily cobbled together by Jacopo Feretti, about two months before the premiere. He borrowed from earlier works, and enlisted the help of Giovanni Pacini in the composition in order ...

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Gioacchino Rossini: Mathilde di Shabran 2006, Decca

UPC: 028947576884

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