Opera Rara's "Fantasio": Launch Event Videos!
Opera Rara has released several videos from the launch event for its new release, the first complete studio recording of Offenbach's Fantasio. Conducted by Sir Mark Elder, Opera Rara’s Artistic Director, the cast is led by the award-winning British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and the up-and-coming American soprano Brenda Rae.
The new Fantasio, which is out on October 14 on Opera Rara, is Album of The Week in London's Sunday Times. Hugh Canning writes, "Mark Elder and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment make this one of the rarest jewels in Opera Rara’s estimable catalogue.” A Soundcloud playlist is also available with tracks from the release.
Sarah Connolly performs this month in Mahler’s Second Symphony with the Philadelphia Orchestra on October 30, and returns to the UK in December for Tristan & Isolde at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Brenda Rae is currently touring throughout Europe.