Gaetano Donizetti

Image of Auguste Rodin's sculpture "Les bourgeois de Calais"
Adam Rzepka / Musée Rodin, Paris

On WCRB In Concert on demand with Odyssey Opera, Donizetti's rarely-heard "L'assedio di Calais" depicts an embattled city at a crucial point in the Hundred Years's War, featuring mezzo-soprano Magda Gargner and baritone James Westman, and conducted by Gil Rose.

Image of Auguste Rodin's sculpture "Les bourgeois de Calais"
Adam Rzepka / Musée Rodin, Paris

Conductor Gil Rose discusses Donizetti's "Siege of Calais," and the thrill and value in dusting off this unknown work by one of the opera world's most well-known stars.