From one of the earliest Mike Richter CD-ROMs, “Odd Opera,” comes a piece definitely fitting that description. It’s a live performance of Antônio Carlos Gomes’ Fosca!

Gomes: Fosca

Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
2 December 1996

Conductor: Luiz Fernando Malheiro
Fosca: Aline Imbert
Paolo: Ruben Medina
Delia: Adelia Issa
Cambro: José Antonio Soares
Gajolo: José Galissa
Doge: José Maria Cardoso
Giotta: Claudio Guiomaraes

For those of you who prefer their melodramma accompanied with acting of the lurch-and-stumble school and costumes from the Pleasant Peasant collection, here’s a televised production of the opera from 1973.