Donizetti’s ‘Il Paria’ now available for purchase

Opera Rara’s recording of Donizetti’s masterpiece Il Paria is now available for purchase worldwide. Starring René Barbera as Idamore, Sir Mark Elder conducts the Britten Sinfonia and Opera Rara Chorus in a scintillating account of Donizetti’s 1829 opera about religious persecution in sixteenth-century India.

Marking Opera Rara’s 26th complete opera recording by Donizetti, the incredible cast in this powerful and moving story of impossible love, social barriers and religious intolerance, includes Albina Shagimuratova as Neala, Misha Kiria as Zarete, Marko Mimica as Akebare, Kathryn Rudge as Zaide, and Thomas Atkins as Empsaele. For more information and to purchase this recording, please visit René’s Recordings.

“Barbera takes Idamore’s formidable technical challenges in his stride.” (Presto Classical)