Records and Recording
'Here is a discovery indeed, a Donizetti opera dating from 1838, the period of his complete creative maturity. Our thanks for its discovery. Its first performance last year at the Belfast Festival and now for its recording, are due to those operatic truffle-hounds, Don White and Patric Schmid... Opera Rara has assembled a cast which may contain no famous international names but which provides singing of international standard. Its sense of ensemble is akin to that of Glyndebourne, and there is an uncommon certainty and uniformity of style - the result no doubt, of the scholarship of Patric Schmid allied to the sensitivity of the conductor, Alun Francis.'