Sep 5, 2007

Arias for Rubini

Another CD to be released on Sept.10 is the lattest album of Juan Diego Flórez, called Arias for Rubini, after Giovanni Battista Rubini, the tenor who created many roles for Vincenzo Bellini, from Bianca e Gernando (1826) to I Puritani (1835).

You can watch a promotional trailer here, where JDF talks (in English) about Rubini, read more about Rubini there and access the tracklisting here.

Of course I love JDF so I might have a biased judgment.
But the tracklisting is indeed very interesting, with arias that are rarely recorded (let alone performed, except maybe for Rossini's La donna del lago and Guglielmo Tell).

Arias for Rubini
Juan Diego Flórez
Decca 475 907-9
Roberto Abbado
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Recorded in Rome, 2007

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