Elina Garanca’s ‘La Favorite’ Arrives on DVD

Photo W. Hösl/Bayerische Staatsoper

Donizetti’s “La Favorite” has been announced for release on Deutsche Grammophon.

The recording comes from the Bayerische Staatsoper and stars Elina Garanca, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Matthew Polenzani. Staged by Amelie Niermeyer, the production debuted earlier this fall and received rave reviews.

Critics said, “Elīna Garanča as the nominal protagonist of the opera carried out her role driving the whole ensemble and keeping the storyline together.”

The opera marked the second production reuniting Kwiecien, Garanca, and Polenzani after the Metropolitan Opera’s “Roberto Devereux” last season.

The three reunite this summer for a revival of “La Favorite” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

The DVD is Garanca’s sixth with Deutsche Grammophon. The company has released DVDs of Garanca’s performances in “Carmen,” “La Cenerentola,” “Anna Bolena,” a Baden-Baden Gala, and a gala with Gustavo Dudamel. Garanca has also released six solo albums with the company.

Garanca is slated to sing “Don Carlos” at the Paris Opera, “Samson et Dalila” at the Vienna State Opera, “Carmen” at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and “Cavalleria Rusticana” at the Royal Opera House. She will also perform concerts in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Latvia, and Estonia.


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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.

1 Comment on "Elina Garanca’s ‘La Favorite’ Arrives on DVD"

  1. Do you know when the scheduled date of release is for this? I can’t find any other information.

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