Originally released in 2009. Directed by Laura Borello, Gregorio Zurla. Starring Veronique Mercier, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Gian Luca Pasolini. Artist: G. Bottesini, Title: Ero & Leandro, Genre: Classical & Opera, Music Video & Concerts, Sub-Genre: Classical - Classical Composers, Musicvideo - Music Video (Concert / Performance), Release Date: 1 January 2011, Starring: Veronique Mercier, Gian Luca Pasolini, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Directed By: Gregorio Zurla, Laura Borello customer review: "Ero and Leandro" is a tragic opera, composed by Giovanni Bottesini, premiered in Italy in1879 and staged an amazing 29 times before vanishing from the repertoire. It features three excellent singers: Veronique Mercier as Ero, tenor Gian Luca Pasolini as Leandro, and basso Roberto Scandiuzzi as the cruel tyrant Ariofarne. The Coro Claudio Monteverdi and the Orchestra Filarmonica del Piemonte provide a superb musical context for these three singers, whose arias are the sort of grand be canto that Verdi fans adore. In fact, Bottesini and Verdi were well acquainted; Bottesini conducted the premiere of Verdi's Aida, and the libretto for Ero & Leandro was written by another opera composer, Arrigo Boito."