Chief Executive, Henry Little, chooses our July Album of the Month
In the third instalment in our series highlighting particular jewels from our catalogue of over 60 full length opera recordings, our Chief Executive, Henry Little, chooses our July Album of the Month. In the below video, he shares why Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini is so special to him.
Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios,
London, May 2016
“Bellini’s first opera is a belter!”
Sunday Times Album of the Week
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Opera Rara releases Bellini’s first opera Adelson e Salvini, written in 1825 while the composer was still a student at the Naples Conservatory. Inspired by Baculard d’Arnaud’s 1772 series of novellas, Les Épreuves du sentiment, Adelson e Salvini was so popular that the students of the Naples Conservatory performed it every Sunday for a year and its impact was such that the intendant of the Teatro di San Carlo immediately commissioned Bellini’s first professional opera.