“Who needs elephants when the music sounds this good?” declared The Times of this milestone recording event in Rome with its “luxurious, surely never-to-be-repeated cast”. Once again proving his mastery of Italian opera, Sir Antonio Pappano moves between sumptuous grandeur and touching intimacy. The responses of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are both immediate and vibrant, with Rome’s State Police Musical Band bringing its thrilling brass forces to the triumphal march.
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