Opera Rara
Belliniís third opera, Il pirata, marked an important step in his career: it was his first score for La Scala, Milan, and with Felice Romani, the leading librettist of the day, who was to become his regular artistic partner.
Gramophone
'Opera Rara has done it proud. David Parry leads the LPO in a gripping account of a tricky piece... The contributions of the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir are splendid. A must for lovers of the bel canto repertory.'