A rare opportunity to hear an all-star cast in a neglected jewel by Pagliacci composer, Leoncavallo, this concert is a treat for any opera lover.
Zazā was a runaway success following its Milan premiere in 1900. Here ErmonelaJaho (Mimi, Angelica, and Manon at the Royal Opera House) takes on the role of the Parisian music hall singer, Zazā, whose conscience is pricked when she discovers her lover, Milio, is married. Italian specialist Maurizio Benini leads a wonderful cast, who will have just spent a week recording the work for Opera Rara.
Programme & Performers
Concert staging sung in Italian with English surtitles
BBC Symphony Orchestra Maurizo Benini conductor Ermonela Jaho Zazā Riccardo Massi Milio Stephen Gaertner Cascart Patricia Bardon Anaide David Stout Bussy Kathryn Rudge Natalia Fflur Wyn Floriana Nicky Spence Courtois ChristopherTurner Augusto RobertAnthonyGardiner Il Signore BBC Singers
Susannah Waters director
Please note: Susannah Waters replaces Justin Way as director for this concert and Stephen Gaertner replaces Nicola Alaimo in the role of Cascart.