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‘Giovanna D’Arco’ DVD Review
During the 2015-16 season, the Teatro alla Scala revived Verdi's rarely performed opera "Giovanna d'Arco." The opera, while never a standard piece of the repertoire, had a slight resurgence thanks to Renata Tebaldi and Monserrat Caballe in the mid 1900s. Other performers like Anna Moffo, Katia Ricciarelli, and Mariella Devia recorded the opening aria "Sempre all'alba." But it was still rare to see a stage performance with a big diva.…
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Anna Netrebko’s ‘Giovanna D’Arco’ To be Released On DVD
Decca Classics has announced the release of Verdi's "Giovanna d'Arco" starring Anna Netrebko. The new DVD, which also stars Francesco Meli and Carlos Alvarez, is set to be released on June 15. The production was filmed from a run in 2015 when the opera opened the 2015-16 season and was the first production at La Scala since 1865. Riccardo Chailly conducted the new production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. The…
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Social Media Beat (Week 9/8-10): Find Out Who Paid Tribute To Luciano Pavarotti
This week Pavarotti celebrated his tenth anniversary and many Opera singers paid tribute to the King of the High Cs. Juan Diego Flórez posted a picture he took of the tenor years ago. You are always in my memories, Maestro A post shared by Juan Diego Flórez (@jdiego_florez) on Sep 6, 2017 at 2:50am PDT Meanwhile, Angela Gheorghiu paid tribute in Verona where she participated in the concert celebrating the…
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CD/DVD Releases -Week of Jan. 23: Riccardo Chailly’s Puccini Series is Unveiled
This week two new DVDs will be released featuring some of the greatest singers in the world. Puccini's "Turandot" The first of Riccardo Chailly's Puccini series will be released this week from Decca Classics. The DVD, which was recorded in 2015 features an all star cast that includes Nina Stemme, Maria Agresta and Aleksandrs Antonenko. The new DVD has the version completed by Luciano Berio in 2001, which is also…
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Decca Announces Aida Garifullina’s First Album
Decca announced Aida Garifullina's new album scheduled for release next year. The record company announced the new CD via social media and stated that the first single was available today via Youtube. Decca  compiled together clips from Garifullina's performances of Gounod's "Je Veux Vivre" from "Romeo et Juliette. The video includes clips from two operaball performances and one from this year's Bastille day concert. Last year Decca announced that Garifullina had signed…