GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Moïse (original 1827 French version).
Catalogue Number: 08W029
Description: Following the French theatre tradition for spectacular biblical dramas during Lent, Rossini’s Moise was a huge success at its Parisian premiere in 1827, and the opera is presented here in its complete form. Rossini’s riveting score with its spellbinding finales culminates in the parting of the waves of the Red Sea. In this single work, Rossini laid the foundations of grand opera, and it is widely considered to be among his greatest achievements. 3 CDs. French libretto available online. Alexey Birkus, Luca Dall’Amico (basses), Randall Bills (tenor), Silvia Dalla Benetta (soprano), Górecki Chamber Choir, Kraków, Virtuosi Brunensis; Fabrizio Maria Carminati.