November 29, 2013 6:59 pm

Verdi: Oberto

The composer disavowed his first opera, but it bears enough of his footprints to merit attention

The Verdi bicentenary has offered scant opportunity to uncover lesser-known aspects of his oeuvre. This recording of his first opera is a welcome exception.

Verdi disavowed Oberto, but it bears enough of his footprints, including a father-daughter duet and a superb quartet, to merit attention, especially in Hofstetter’s stylish concert performance featuring tenor Norman Reinhardt, soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli and bass Adrian Gans.



Stadttheater Giessen/Michael Hofstetter

(Oehms Classics), 2 CDs

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