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ROSSINI: Armida

spacer Fleming; Brownlee, Osborn, Banks, van Rensburg, Manucharyan, K. Miller; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Frizza. Production: Zimmerman. Decca B0015226-09 (2 discs), 171 mins. (opera), 12 mins. (bonus), subtitled

Much is made of the six tenor roles in Rossini's magic opera Armida, but at the opera's 1817 premiere in Naples these were covered by four singers (only three of the roles are star parts with arias), ...

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