Rossini: La Gazza Ladra / Moreno, Tarver, Zedda
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini’s work. The result is an ideal hybrid: a tragic opera with a happy ending that rises to the status of true opera seria. With its outstanding dramatic and musical qualities it remains one of Rossini’s greatest and most successful operas, a constant presence in the repertoire since its triumphant 1817 première in Milan. This performance is conducted by Alberto Zedda, who made his conducting début in 1956, produced the first critical edition of La gazza ladra, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the operas of Rossini.
Catalog Number: 8660369-71
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno Chamber Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis
Performer: Bruno Praticò, Gianni Fabbrini, Giulio Mastrototaro, Kenneth Tarver, Lorenzo Regazzo, Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade, Maria Josè Moreno