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50th Anniversary Playlist

There’s never been a better time to enjoy the treasures from our catalogue of over 60 recordings. To make it easy for you, we’ve put together a 50th anniversary playlist of our all time favourite Opera Rara pieces, chosen by our Artistic Director, Carlo Rizzi, our...

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Postponed: Il furioso all’ isola di San Domingo

A Message from our Chief Executive I hope this message finds you and those close to you, wherever you are in the world safe, well, healthy and that you are surviving, even thriving, as best you can in these challenging circumstances. Like all opera companies, the...

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SEMIRAMIDE won the 2019 OPUS KLASSIK Award

We are very honored to announce that Opera Rara’s recording of Rossini’s Semiramide with Albina Shagimuratova, Daniela Barcellona, Mirco Palazzi, Barry Banks, Gianluca Buratto and Sir Mark Elder conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the...

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Opera Rara announces Carlo Rizzi as new Artistic Director

Opera Rara is delighted to announce the appointment of Carlo Rizzi as Opera Rara’s Artistic Director to succeed Sir Mark Elder who will be stepping down in September 2019.   Speaking about his work with Opera Rara since 2012, Sir Mark Elder said: “My years...

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Announcing The Foyle Opera Rara Collection

OPERA RARA AND THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC & DRAMA announce THE FOYLE OPERA RARA COLLECTION Opera Rara is delighted to announce the transfer of The Opera Rara Music Library to a permanent home at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD). This has...

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Insight event: L’Ange de Nisida with Mark Elder

Do you want to know more about Donizetti’s opera l’Ange de Nisida? Would you like to hear some extracts of this never-performed-before work ahead of the world premiere performances at the Royal Opera House on July 18th and 21st ? Then join conductor Mark...

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GDPR update

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