What's new? January 2015

Hey, opera lovers!
New Year is coming! And it's a good time to think about the future or make plans for the next year. As for me, I'm very much looking forward to winter holidays and to 2015 in general cause there will be so much interesting operatic stuff which I'm very excited about, including new CD/DVD releases! And this is what I'd like to tell you about today - upcoming January recordings 2015!

CD RELEASES

January 5 – Tchaikovsky «Iolanta» by Deutsche Grammophon

Anna Netrebko
Sergey Skorokhodov · Alexey Markov · Vitalij Kowaljow

Slovenian Chamber Choir
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume








January 12 – Steffani «Niobe Regina di Tebe» by Erato

Karina Gauvin (Niobe), Philippe Jaroussky (Anfione), Amanda Forsythe (Manto), Aaron Sheehan (Clearte), Terry Wey (Creonte), Jesse Blumberg (Poliferno), Colin Balzer (Tiberino) & José Lemos (Nerea)

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs (musical directors)

Agostino Steffani’s sumptuous opera «Niobe, Regina di Tebe» has proved a revelation to audiences since its rediscovery and its first modern production, staged in 2008 at Germany’s Schwetzingen Festival.






DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES

January 5 Verdi «Rigoletto» by Accentus Music

Opernhaus Zürich, 2014

Saimir Pirgu (Il Duca di Mantova), George Petean (Rigoletto), Aleksandra Kurzak (Gilda), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile), Judith Schmid (Maddalena) and Julia Riley (Giovanna)

Philharmonia Zürich and Chor der Oper ZürichFabio Luisi (conductor) and Tatjana Gürbaca (stage director)
Set and Lighting Designer: Klaus Grünberg
Costume Designer: Silke Willrett






January 5 Verdi «Don Carlo» by Opus Arte

Teatro Regio, Torino, 2013

Ramon Vargas (Don Carlo), Svetlana Kasyan (Elizabeth), Ildar Abdrazakov (Filippo II),Ludovic Tezier (Rodrigo), Daniela Barcellona (Princess Eboli) and Marco Spott (Grand Inquisitor)

Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Region, Torino, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor) and Hugo de Ana (director)









January 5 Gala Mariinsky II by Arthaus Musik

Live recording from Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg, May 2, 2013

It includes performances of Ildar AbdrazakovOlga BorodinaPlácido Domingo, Alexei Markov, Anna Netrebko,Yevgeny NikitinRené PapeMikhail PetrenkoEkaterina Semenchuk, Sergei Semishkur (Opera), Olga Esina, Kim Kimin, Anastasia Kolegova, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alexander Sergeyev, Vladimir Shklyarov, Oxana Skorik, Diana Vishneva (Principal Dancers and Soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Denis Matsuev (piano).

Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky TheatreValery Gergiev

January 26 Wagner «Der Fliegende Holländer» by Deutsche Grammophon

Philharmonia Zürich, 2013

Bryn Terfel · Anja Kampe
Matti Salminen · Marco Jentzsch
Liliana Nikiteanu · Fabio Trümpy

Alain Altinoglu (conductor)
Andreas Homoki (director) 









P.S. This is the last week of 2014, so...

Dear opera lovers!
I WISH YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Let 2015 be a great year in your life which will bring new music experiences, exciting journeys around the world and, of course, love and happiness!!!
And see ya next year;)

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