A complete studio recording of Rossini’s last and one of his greatest Italian operas, Opera Rara’s Semiramide, starring Albina Shagimuratova and Daniela Barcellona, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. This recording includes all of the passages traditionally cut in modern revivals and makes this dramatic masterpiece speak in a new way to today’s opera audience.

In 2017, we collaborated with Opera Rara and Principal Artist Sir Mark Elder to record Rossini’s Semiramide and perform it at the BBC Proms.

Purchase is via Opera Rara’s online shop.

Albina Shagimuratova Semiramide, Queen of Babylon
Daniela Barcellona Arsace, Commander of the Army
Mirco Palazzi Assur, Prince descendant of Belus
Barry Banks Idreno, King of Indus
Gianluca Buratto Oroe, High Priest of the Magi
Susana Gaspar Azema, Princess descendant of Belus
David Butt Philip Mitrane, Captain of the Royal Guards
James Platt L’Ombra di Nino, Nino’s Ghost
Opera Rara Chorus

Sir Mark Elder conductor

Price MP3 £16.99, CD £46.99 Format: CD, MP3 Buy now
"At spacious tempos, the music breathes and Rossini’s orchestra shines like a newly restored painting."
BBC Music Magazine