CD / DVD Releases – Week of January 29: Sonya Yoncheva & Joseph Calleja Pay Homage To Verdi

This week, two of the most celebrated artists of our time pay homage to Verdi. Both singers, now in their primes put two distinguished programs together that showcase new repertoire and a new facet of their careers.


Sonya Yoncheva records her third solo album for Sony featuring a delightful selection of Verdi’s most popular and uncommon arias. The album showcases arias from “Otello,” “Luisa Miller,” “Stiffelio,” “La Forza del Destino,” “Simon Boccanegra,” “Il Trovatore,” “Nabucco,” “Attila,” and “Don Carlos.” Massimo Zanetti conducts the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.


Joseph Calleja explores the dramatic tenor roles of Verdi taking on the likes of “Otello” and “Il Trovatore.” The album also includes arias from “Aida” and “La Forza del Destino.” Calleja also includes duets featuring Vittorio Vitelli and Angela Gheorghiu, who is featured in both the “Otello” and “Trovatore” selections. Ramón Tebar conducts the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in this Decca release.

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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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