Joachim Raff: Benedetto Marcello

Here’s yet another very effective German opera post-Weber but not by Wagner! We hear and see so few of these! I was quite taken in the past two years with…

World-Premiere Recording: Montemezzi’s One-Act L’incantesimo (1943) Weaves a Spell

Here, from a performance (apparently unstaged) in the hall of the Milan Conservatory (on October 26, 2018), is a one-act opera by Italo Montemezzi (1875-1952), followed by an early Debussy…