There is only one recording of Zaira by Saverio Mercadante on file (performed in Italian)

Conductor David Parry - 2002(SE)

Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Chorus - Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

Orosmane - Alastair Miles

Zaira - Marjella Cullagh

Nerestano - Bruce Ford

Luisignano - Gary Magee

Corasmino - Colin Lee

Fatima - Claire Wild

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Compact Disc; - Opera Rara ORR 224 {1CD} (2003)

(year of issue or re-issue)

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This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - June 2003 p.77 [JBS]

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Opera - June 2003 p.748 [GL]

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Opera News - July 2003 p.52 [JR]

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Fanfare - Vol.27 No.1 September/October 2003 pp.158-150 [GJ,JK]; Vol.28 No.4 March/April 2005 p.158 [GJ]

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Orpheus - Heft 7+8 Juli+August 2003 S.72 [TL]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.20 No.1 Winter 2004 pp.138-141 [RG]

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Diapason - No.505 juillet-aoüt 2003 p.90 [OR]

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International Record Review - May 2003 p.66 [JTH]

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Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.61 junio 2003 p.83 [JMP]

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Répertoire - No.169 juin 2003 p.82 [PT]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XVII N.174 luglio/agosto 2003 p.122 [GL]

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Comments:- Recorded in July 2002.

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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