What’s new? November 2014

Hey, opera lovers!!! 
How r u doin'? A huge bunch of new recordings is coming out in November! And it would be foolish of me not to share this information with you:). Check them out!

CD RELEASES

November 17Roberto Alagna «Ma vie est un opera» by Deutsche Grammophon
Having had a 30-year career on stage, on this new CD Alagna retraces the significant moments of his life,  singing his most successful arias! This recording also includes two duets with Aleksandra Kurzak.












This new collection showcasing 20 years of recordings from this most versatile of artists including classical, opera and songs from musicals – includes previously unreleased track «Bebe».












November 24Anna Netrebko «Strauss: Four Last Songs» by Deutsche Grammophon
The world’s most luxurious soprano, Anna Netrebko, sings Richard Strauss’ sumptuous «Four Last Songs», accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim.














November 24Donizetti «Lucia di Lammermoor» by Erato
Diana Damrau (Lucia), Ludovic Tézier (Enrico Ashton), Joseph Calleja (Edgardo Di Ravenswood), David Lee (Lord Arturo Bucklaw), Nicolas Testé (Raimondo Bidebent), Marie Mclaughlin (Alisa) & Andrew Lepri Meyer (Normanno).
Münchener Opernchor & Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos.













DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES

Royal Opera House, 2014
Simon O'Neill (Parsifal), Angela Denoke (Kundry / Voice from Above), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Gerald Finley (Amfortas), Willard W. White (Klingsor) & Robert Lloyd (Titurel)
Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Stephen Langridge (director)











November 10 Poulenc «Dialogues des Carmèlites» by Erato
Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 2013
Sophie Koch (Mère Marie de l’Incarnation), Patricia Petibon (Blanche de La Force),Véronique Gens (Madame Lidoine), Sandrine Piau (Soeur Constance de Saint Denis),Rosalind Plowright (Madame de Croissy), Topi Lehtipuu (Le Chevalier de La Force), Philippe Rouillon (Le Marquis de La Force), Annie Vavrille (Mère Jeanne de l’Enfant Jésus), Sophie Pondjiclis (Soeur Mathilde), François Piolino (Le Père confesseur du couvent), Jérémy Duffau (Le premier commissaire), Yuri Kissin (Le second commissaire, un officier) & Matthieu Lécroart (Le geôlier)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chœur du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Jérémie Rhorer (conductor) & Olivier Py (director)
Pierre-André Weitz – design and costumes
Bertrand Killy – lighting
Hervé Gary – lighting
Natalie Van Parys – choreography
Olivier Simonnet – filming director


November 15 Bellini «I Capuleti e I Montecchi» by EuroArts
Recorded live at the San Francisco Opera, October 2012
Joyce DiDonato (Romeo), Nicole Cabell (Giulietta), Saimir Pirgu (Tebaldo), Eric Owens (Capellio) & Ao Li (Lorenzo)
San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Riccardo Frizza (conductor) & Vincent Boussard (stage director)
Vincent Lemaire, set designer
Christian Lacroix, costume designer
Guido Levi, lighting designer









Live recording of the premiere at the Theater an der Wien, March 20, 2011.
Danielle de Niese (Rodelinda), Bejun Mehta (Bertarido), Kurt Streit (Grimoaldo), Konstantin Wolff (Garibaldo), Malena Ernman (Eduige) & Matthias Rexroth (Unulfo)
Concentus Musicus WienNikolaus Harnoncourt
Set Design: Herbert Murauer
Lighting Design: Bernd Pukrabek
Choreography: Thom Stuart












That's it!
What recordings are you going to purchase right away? And why? Don't hesitate to leave comments below!

P.S. Some CD descriptions are taken from http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/.

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