Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Mark Elder - Donizetti: Les Martyrs (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:07:15 | 810 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Opera Rara | Catalog: ORC352
Coming in at a tidy three hours and eight minutes, Donizetti’s huge Les Martyrs, composed (or adapted) for Paris in 1840, is here presented in its fullest conceivable form, including ballet and many passages cut right after the first performances. The opera was a reworking of his 1838 Poliuto, composed for the San Carlo in Naples, which had been banned by the king himself, since Christian martyrdom under the Romans was found unpleasant by the censors and the king was devoutly religious.