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Mercadante: Virginia

Today NPR’s World of Opera broadcast a performance of Saverio Mercadante’s opera Virginia. Mercadante (1795-1870) was a very prominent composer of operas in the 19th century. Both Rossini and Verdi held him in esteem. Now almost forgotten, Mercadante’s operas are performed rarely. This broadcast was recorded during a performance in 2010 at the Wexford Opera…


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