What's new? February 2015

Hey, opera lovers!
Today it's time to speak about upcoming February releases in the world of opera! Yeah!!!

CD RELEASES

February 2 – Bellini «La Straniera » (Nightingale) 

Recorded in November 2012, Baden-Baden, Germany
Edita Gruberova, Laura Polverelli, José Bros, Luca Grassi, Kay Stiefermann, Thomas Michael Allen
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg & Orpheus Vokalensemble, Pietro Rizzo

February 16 – Piotr Beczala «The French Collection» (Deutsche Grammophon)

Tracklist:
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Merci, doux crépuscule!
Ah! Je vais l'aimer, mon cœur me l'annonce (from Béatrice et Bénédict)
Bizet: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)
Boieldieu: Viens, gentille dame (from La Dame blanche)
Donizetti: La Maitresse du Roi?…Ange si pur” (from La Favorite)
Seul sur la terre (from Dom Sébastien, Roi de Portugal)
Gounod: L'amour, l'amour... Ah, lève-toi soleil (from Roméo et Juliette)
Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre… Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (from Faust)
Massenet: Toute mon âme - Pourquoi me réveiller (from Werther)
Ah! Tout est bien fini... O souverain (from Le Cid)
Toi ! Vous ! Oui ! Je fus cruelle… N’est-ce plus ma main (from Manon)
Verdi: Fontainebleau! Forêt immense et solitaire … (from Don Carlos)

Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon, Alain Altinoglu

February 16Philippe Jaroussky «Green - Melodies françaises on Verlaine’s poems» (Erato)

Tracklist:
Bordes: O triste, triste etait mon ame
Promenade Sentimental
Brassens: Colombine
Canteloube: Colloque sentimental
Caplet: Green
Chabrier: Qui je suis, qui je suis (from Fish Ton Kan)
J'engraisse (from Fish Ton Kan)
Chausson: Ecoutez la chanson bien douce
La lune blanche
Debussy: Claire de lune (song)
Colloque sentimental
En sourdine
Fantoches
Green (No. 5 from Ariettes Oubliées)
Il pleure dans mon cœur (No. 2 from Ariettes Oubliées)
La Faune
Les ingénus
Mandoline (Verlaine)
Fauré: C'est l'extase langoureuse, Op. 58 No. 5 (Verlaine)
Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2
En sourdine, Op. 58 No. 2 (Verlaine)
Green, Op. 58 No. 3 (Verlaine)
La Lune blanche luit dans les bois (No. 3 from La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61)
Mandoline, Op. 58 No. 1 (Verlaine)
Prison, Op. 83 No. 1
Spleen, Op. 51 No. 3 (Verlaine)
Ferré: Colloque sentimentale
Écoutez la chanson bien douce
Hahn, R: Chanson de l'automne
D'une prison
En Sourdine
L'heure exquise
Honegger: Un Grand Sommeil Noir
Koechlin: Il pleure dans mon cœur, Op. 22 No. 4
Massenet: Rêvons c'est l'heure
Saint-Saëns: Le vent dans la plane (Verlane)
Schmitt, F: Il pleure dans mon coeur
Severac: Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit ...
Szulc: Clair De Lune Op. 83 No. 1
Trenet: Chanson d'automne
Varèse: Un grand sommeil noir
Wieniawska: Mandoline
La lune blanche
En sourdine

Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), Jerome Ducros (piano) & Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
Quatuor Ebène

DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES

February 2Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Arthaus Musik)
Live recordings from Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Teatro alla Scala, 2010 «Das Rheingold»
René Pape (Wotan), Stephan Rügamer (Loge), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Alberich), Doris Soffel (Fricka), Kwangchul Youn (Fasolt), Timo Riihonen (Fafner), Anna Samuil (Freia), Anna Larsson (Erda), Jan Buchwald (Donner), Marco Jentzsch (Froh), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Mime), Aga Mikolaj (Woglinde), Maria Gortsevskaya (Wellgunde), Marina Prudenskaya (Flosshilde)

Teatro alla Scala, 2010 «Die Walküre»
Simon O’Neill (Siegmund), John Tomlinson (Hunding), Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan), Waltraud Meier (Sieglinde), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) & Ekaterina Gubanova (Fricka)

Teatro alla Scala, 2012 «Siegfried»
Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Peter Bronder (Mime), Terje Stensvold (Der Wanderer), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Alberich), Anna Larsson (Erda) & Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde)

Teatro alla Scala, 2013 «Götterdämmerung»
Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde), Mikhail Petrenko (Hagen), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Alberich), Gerd Grochowski (Gunther), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute/Zweite Norn), Anna Samuil (Gutrune/Dritte Norn), Margarita Nekrasova (Erste Norn), Aga Mikolaj (Woglinde), Maria Gortsevskaya (Wellgunde), Anna Lapkovskaja (Flosshilde)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Daniel Barenboim
Stage Director & Set Designer Guy Cassiers

February 2 – R. Strauss «Four Last Songs & An Alpine Symphony» (C Major)
Rihm: Ernster Gesang (Serious Song) for orchestra
Strauss, R: Vier letzte Lieder
Anja Harteros (soprano)
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
Malven, AV 304
orchestral version, arranged specifically for Dresden by Wolfgang Rihm. German premiere
Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

February 16 Berg «Lulu» (Deutsche Grammophon)
Staatskapelle Berlin, 2012
Mojca Erdmann (Lulu), Deborah Polaski (Countess Geschwitz), Michael Volle (Jack the Ripper), Thomas Piffka (Alwa), Stephan Rügamer (Painter/Negro)
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Andrea Breth (director)


February 23 – Verdi «Les vêpres siciliennes» (Warner Classics)
Live at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 2013
Lianna Haroutounian (Helene), Bryan Hymel (Henri), Erwin Schrott (Procida), Michael Volle (Guy de Montfort), Michelle Daly (Ninetta), Neal Cooper (Thibault), Nico Darmanin (Daniéli), Jung Soo Yun (Mainfroid), Jihoon Kim (Robert), Jean Teitgen (Le Sire de Béthune) & Jeremy White (Le Comte de Vaudemont)
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Stefan Herheim (stage director)
Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach - Dramaturg
Philipp Fürhofer - Set designs
Gesine Völlm - Costume designs
Anders Poll - Lighting design
André de Jong – Choreography

P.S. Tell me what recordings you are mostly excited about? Leave your answers in the comments below.

Comments

  1. It's the Vepres for me! Such over the top campness but so wonderful!

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    1. Yeah! That's cool! I'm waiting for it as well!

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