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Rossini's
'Le Comte Ory' -
recommended by
GERALD FENECH

'Joyce DiDonato, as Ory's promiscuous young page Isolier, is absolutely irrepressible ...'

Rossini: Le Comte Ory. © 2011 The Metropolitan Opera / EMI Records Ltd / Virgin Classics

Although Berlioz was a great admirer of Rossini's last and most finely wrought French operatic comedy, the work soon found itself out of favour after its Paris premiere in 1828. Despite its many captivating moments, Ory's appearance has been very spasmodic. It is no surprise then, that this April 2011 revival is the first in the Met's one hundred and twenty seven year history.

The cast is to all intents and purposes a memorable one...

Copyright © 9 October 2012 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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ROSSINI: LE COMTE ORY

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

METROPOLITAN OPERA

JOYCE DIDONATO

VIRGIN CLASSICS

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