CD / DVD Releases – Week of April 2: Marina Rebeka & Johan Botha Lead New Releases

This week, three interesting releases will be seen in the market. The first is from a rarely performed Verdi opera, then comes a one-act opera by Puccini, and finally, there will be a CD exploring French baroque opera.

Here is a look!

Luisa Miller 

Marina Rebeka continues her Artist in Residence with the Muncher Rundfunkorchester in the title role of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller.” The new recording, which was captured from a performance in 2017, features tenor Ivan Magri, baritone George Petean, and bass Ante Jerkunica. Ivan Repusic conducts the opera which will be released by BR Klassik

Il Tabarro 

Capriccio releases a new recording of “Il Tabarro” starring the late Johan Botha in the role of Luigi and Elza Van Den Heever as Giorgetta. Wolfgang Koch is Michele while Bertrand de Billy conducts the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. This CD is essential as it is the final recording made by Botha, who passed away in 2016.


Stéphane Degout makes his recording debut in a multifaceted exploration of French baroque music. The new recording by Harmonia Mundi features the music of Rameau and Gluck and the Pygmalion under the direction of Raphaël Pichon.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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