“Belkis, Queen of Sheba” is a full-length ballet with singing by Ottorino Respighi from 1931, which is dedicated to one of the most erotic stories in the Bible: that of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Respighi's freedom of movement initially prevented a performance until La Scala in Milan dared a premiere. This is only the second recording in the suite prepared by the composer and the first with the tenor solo (sung by Chad Shelton) and the movements in the correct order. The oriental flair and the uncivilized pomp of the music guarantee enthusiastic listeners.
The 180 g pressing was produced by Quality Records Pressings and delivered in a sturdy fold-out cover. Paul Stubblebine was again responsible for the half-speed mastering.