WETA Evening Host James Jacobs talks to Antony Walker about Rossini's Zelmira, which will be presented by Washington Concert Opera on April 5. The last time this opera was performed in the United States was in New Orleans in 1835. The production features Silvia Tro Santafé, Lawrence Brownlee and Vivica Genaux and will be conducted by Maestro Walker at Lisner Auditorium. In this conversation Antony Walker talks about the opera's historical significance and what makes it unique among Rossini's operas.
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