CD / DVD Releases – Week of Feb. 19: Marie-Jose Lord Delves Into Puccini, Verdi & Massenet

This week sees the release of two distinct albums. The first is an exploration of some of the best soprano arias while the other is a remastering of one of the greatest recordings of all time.


Marie-Jose Lord’s new album showcases a variety of heroines from operas by Puccini, Verdi, and Massenet. The Canadian soprano brings to life such wonderful operatic characters as Violetta, Aida, Cio-Cio-San, Thais, and Salome. The new CD by ATMA Classique also showcases the Orchestre symphonique de Laval under the direction of Alain Trudel.

Tristan Und Isolde

Birgit Nilsson’s legendary recording of Wagner’s masterpiece is re-released by Decca with a cast that includes Regina Resnick, Fritz Uhl, and Tom Krause. Sir Georg Solti conducts the recording with the Vienna Philharmonic.


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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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