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Opera on 3


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La Vestale
One of the operatic rarities from this year's Wexford Festival, Mercadante's La Vestale was first performed in 1840. It was a huge public and critical success and was so admired by Verdi that he plagiarised it freely for his Aida. Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Wexford Festival Opera Chorus,
Cracow PO, conductor Paolo Arrivabeni


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.
Conductor: Paolo Arrivabeni
Emilia: Doriana Milazzo (soprano)
Giunia: Agata Bienkowska (mezzo)
La Gran Vestale: Danna Glaser (soprano)
Decio: Dante Alcalá (tenor)
Publio: Oavide Damiani (baritone)
Metello Pio: Andrea Patucelli (bass)
Licinio Murena: Ladislav Elgr (tenor)
Lucio Silano: Mattia Denti (bass)

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