Maria Padilla was one of the most successful of Donizettis mature, later operas, in his own time, but curiously it has not been in the forefront of the Donizetti revival that has flourished over the past few decades. First mounted during Carnival season in Milan in 1841, it remained popular for about 17 years, and then sank out of sight until this London revival in 1973. Every Donizetti fan will want this great budget recording!
From the Artist
Janet Price, Christian du Plessis, Margreta Elkins, et al., vocal soloists/Opera Rara Chorus, Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Kenneth Montgomery, conductor