Composers: Franco Faccio
Performers:Pavel Černoch t , Wiener Symphoniker/Paolo Carignani
Catalogue Number:Naxos 8660454-55 (2CD)
This Hamletcomes to us from the Italian composer and conductor Franco Faccio (1840-91), its libretto by none other than Arrigo Boito, who would later team up with Verdi on two Shakespearean dazzlers, Otelloand Falstaff. Although warmly received at its premiere in Genoa in 1865, Faccio’s Hamletbecame consigned to the dustbin of history when presented at La Scala six years later. The opera has enjoyed something of a revival in the last few...