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October 6, 2011

October 6, 2011

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The DVD of Verdi's Don Carlo has received Gramophone's 2011 award for DVD Performance.


The CD of Britten's Songs & Proverbs of William Blake, performed by Gerald Finley and Julius Drake, has received Gramophone's 2011 award for Solo Vocal performance.

August 14, 2010

ROH Don Carlo on DVD

Filed under: Opera,Simon Keenlyside — Administrator @ 8:06 pm

New to DVD: Don Carlo from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Expected release dates are 13 September 2010 for U.K. and 5 October for U.S.


DVD, amazon.co.uk

DVD,
Live From The Royal Opera House — Verdi: Don Carlo / Villazon; arkivmusic.com

Rolando Villazon (Don Carlo), Marina Poplavskaya (Elisabetta di Valois), Simon Keenlyside (Rodrigo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philip II), Sonia Ganassi (Princess Eboli), Pumeza Matshikiza (Tebaldo), Nikola Matisic (Conte di Lerma), Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquisitor), Robert Lloyd (Monk) & Anita Watson (Voice from Heaven)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano

Performed in Italian translation

June 23, 2010

June 23, 2010

Filed under: Opera — Administrator @ 1:48 pm

“La temporada del Liceu está lanzando sus últimos cartuchos, pero este ha causado una excelente impresión. La mejor ópera de Chaikovski tuvo un equipo de enorme calidad vocal e interpretativa. A pesar de haberse retirado, por enfermedad, el esperado Ben Heppner, justo es reconocer que su lugar lo ocupó con esplendidez el tenor ucraniano Misha Didyk, bastante joven y con una voz de grato timbre dotada de todos los requisitos que exige el dificilísimo papel dramático de Hermann, que muy pocos logran superar con la energía y la vitalidad que exhibió Didyk después de superar sus fuertes números del primer acto y concluyendo con una muerte ejemplar.”–from review at La Vanguardia of Pique-Dame in Barcelona

June 3, 2010

June 3, 2010

Filed under: Opera — Administrator @ 5:12 pm

Mastering Die Meistersinger

January 11, 2010

Gerald Finley & great operatic arias, in English

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Opera — Administrator @ 2:10 pm

Great Operatic Arias, in English



amazon.co.uk

The Chandos recording of opera arias sung in English by Gerald Finley has a scheduled release date of 1 February 2010 at amazon.co.uk.

The release date is 23 February 2010 at amazon.com.

Product description:

Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever the role he portrays.

On this his first arias disc, and first for Opera in English, he explores a broad range of repertory: old favourites, hidden treasures and roles which he himself has created, among them J.Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic and Harry Heegan in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie.

English National Opera director, Edward Gardner offers a great understanding of Opera in English and here conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in his debut on Chandos.

Photos of the recording session can be seen at geraldfinley.info.

“Le baryton canadien Gerald Finley est maintenant reconnu comme l’un des grands interprètes actuels de la mélodie.”–Claude Gingras, La Presse

January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

Filed under: Music,Opera — Administrator @ 11:10 am

Joseph Calleja interview at Opera Plus

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