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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

As you may be aware, from May 2018 the UK is adopting new regulations about how organisations are able to request, store and use personal data.If you want to receive communications from Opera Rara, please complete and return the below form Click here to download File...

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L’Ange features in ROH Magazine

January’s Royal Opera House Magazine features a fascinating article by Emma Baker, who spoke with our repertoire consultant Professor Roger Parker on the journey of L’Ange de Nisida, ahead of our joint collaboration for the premiere of this...

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Debut Recital Discs from Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Spyres

Two New Releases by Opera Rara Écho (Joyce El-Khoury) The magnificent Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury’s debut recital album. Born in the Lebanon and brought up in Canada, Joyce El-Khoury studied in Ottawa and Philadelphia, before graduating from the...

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Joyce El-Khoury & Michael Spyres in concert

Friday 14 July 2017 – Cadogan Hall Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Spyres in concert with The Hallé and conductor Carlo Rizzi Opera Rara is delighted to present a unique opportunity to hear two of the world’s outstanding bel canto stars, Joyce El-Khoury and...

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Semiramide Prom: The Reviews

Our Prom concert performance of Rossini’s Semiramide has received huge critical acclaim. Read just a few of the reviews here. Click here to download...

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The Opera Rara Appeal

Find out more about how you can support our forthcoming projects through The Opera Rara Appeal. Read Sir Mark Elder’s Appeal letter (see attached pdf) and view the brochure here Click here to download File...

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Sir Peter Moores – Announcement

It was with great sadness that we heard the news of Sir Peter Moores’ passing last week. Opera Rara’s long and close association with Sir Peter goes back to the early 1970’s when we took our very first steps as a company drawing attention to lesser known 19th-century...

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Henry Little – appointed new Chief Executive

Charles Alexander, Chairman of Opera Rara, is delighted to announce the appointment of Henry Little as the new Chief Executive of Opera Rara. Please see the attached press release for further details and we look forward to welcoming Henry to Opera Rara. Click here to...

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Académie Du Disque Lyrique Award

We’re absolutely thrilled that Les Martyrs has been awarded an Orphée d’Or from the Académie du Disque Lyrique in France. Congratulations to the entire cast, Sir Mark Elder and the OAE! Find out more about the Académie du Disque...

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