Opera Rara, the brainchild of Patric Schmid and Don White, rediscovers, restores, records and performs the forgotten operatic repertoire of the 19th century. For more than 40 years, operas once threatened with extinction have now been brought vividly back to life through the Opera Rara company.

Opera Rara has recorded live performances and rarely performed works with the Teatro Verdi in Italy, The Royal Opera House in London and The Edinburgh International Festival. At the same time the concert series with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, at London’s Royal Festival Hall, helped to promote its studio recordings.

Opera Rara hopes that through its catalogue of recordings it will continue to encourage, inform and delight with its exploration of 19th-century music.

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