What’s new? May 2015

Hey, opera lovers! As April was a poor month in the opera market, I decided to omit the "What's new?" post last month. May is not enriched with operatic releases either but, nevertheless, it has some exciting discs to offer you:). Enjoy!  


May 5 – Verdi «Simon Boccanegra» (Delos)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Simon Boccanegra), Marco Caria (Paolo), Kostas Smoriginas (Pietro),Ildar Abdrazakov (Fiesco), Barbara Frittoli (Maria/Amelia), Stefano Secco (Gabriele Adorno), Eglė Šidlauskaitė (Ancilla), Kęstutis Alčauskis (Capitano)
Kaunas State Choir, Kaunas City Symphony OrchestraConstantine Orbelian


May 5 – Verdi «Otello» (Decca)
Johan Botha (Otello), Renée Fleming (Desdemona), Falk Struckmann (Iago) & Michael Fabiano (Cassio)
The Metropolitan Opera, Chorus & Ballet, Semyon Bychkov

May 5 – Donizetti: Classic Comedies Box Set (Opus Arte)
«Don Pasquale»:
Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Festival 2013
Alessandro Corbelli (Don Pasquale), Danielle de Niese (Norina), Nikolay Borchev (Malatesta), Alek Shrader (Ernesto), James Platt (A Notary), Anna-Marie Sullivan (Servant)
Enrique Mazzola (conductor) & Mariame Clément (director)
«L'elisir d'amore»:
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, East Sussex, United Kingdom, in August 2009
Ekaterina Siurina (Adina), Peter Auty (Nemorino), Alfredo Daza (Belcore), Luciano di Pasquale (Dulcamara), Eliana Pretorian (Giannetta)
Maurizio Benini (conductor) & Annabel Arden (director)
Glyndebourne Festival OperaLondon Philharmonic Orchestra

May 5 – Dinara Alieva in Moscow (Delos)
1. Jacques Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers - Overture
2. Gustave Charpentier: Louise – «Depuis le jour»
3. Umberto Giordano: Fedora - Intermezzo
4. Jules Massenet: Manon – «Obéissons quand leur voix appelle»
5. Jules Massenet: Manon – «Adieu, notre petite table»
6. Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo
7. Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – «Io son l’umile ancella»
8. Manuel de Falla: La Vida Breve - Spanish Dance No. 1
9. Federico Moreno Torroba: La Marchenera – «Petenera»
10. Pablo Luna: El Niño Judío – «De España vengo»
11. Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story – «Mambo»
12. Harold Arlen: The Wizard of Oz – «Somewhere over the rainbow»
13. Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady – «I could have danced all night”
14. Johann Strauss, Jr: Frühlingsstimmen
15. Franz Lehár: Giuditta – «Meine Lippen»
16. Emmerich Kalman: Csárdásfürstin – Silva’s aria
17. George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – «Summertime»
18. Potpourri of Russian songs: Homage to Deanna Durbin, from the film «The Butler’s Sister»

Dinara Alieva (soprano)
Masters of Choral Singing & Russian National OrchestraConstantine Orbelian

May 5 – Pavarotti Plus: Live From The Royal Albert Hall (Decca)

The legendary 1995 gala concert presented on DVD for the first time. Pavarotti performed in Royal Albert Hall with an exceptional line-up of singers. Highlights include a duet with Dolora Zajick from Verdi’s Aida and the final scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Nuccia Focile and Dwayne Croft. 

P.S. All information about these releases is taken from Presto Classical and MDT.


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