Gerald Finley

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CD / DVD Releases – Week of June 25: Anna Netrebko & Gregory Kunde Lead New Releases
This week we see the release of two full operas and a compilation by Anna Netrebko. Here is a look at what this week will offer. Il Trovatore  The Royal Opera and Opus Arte will release a production of Verdi's 'Il Trovatore" starring Gregory Kunde, Anita Rachvelshvili, Lianna Haroutounian, and Vitaly Bilyy. Richard Farnes conducts the production, which was directed by David Bosch. Dr. Atomic Nonesuch will release John Adams'…
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CD/DVD– Week of May. 21: Harmonia Mundi Releases Three CDs
Harmonia Mundi dominates this week's releases with three rarely performed pieces and all-star casts. Here is a look. Schubert Mass Harmonia Mundi will release Schubert's Mass in A Flat featuring Anke Vondung, Anna Korondi, Andreas Karasiak, and Kay Stiefermann. The recording features the Orchestre des Champs-Elysse and conductor Herreweghe. Dido and Aeneas Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" stars Lynne Dawson, Rosemary Joshua, and Gerald Finley. Rene Jacobs conducts the Orchestra of…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Kampe & Anja Harteros Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2018-19 Season
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include eight new productions and a number of revival productions. The season will also include a number of concert performances as well as recitals in the company's summer festival. Here is a look at all the operatic events. New Productions  Amélie Niermeyer directs a new production of Verdi's "Otello" with music director Kirill Petrenko conducting. Jonas Kaufmann stars in…
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Sonya Yoncheva, Valery Gergiev & Gerald Finley To Be Featured At The Philharmonie De Paris’s 2018-19 Season
The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2018-19 season filled with numerous concerts and operatic selections. The season will see a number of international stars and orchestras as guest artists to this important Parisian hall. Here is a look at the vocal highlights. Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra continue their exploration of the Ring Cycle with "Siegfried." The opera is set to star Mikhaïl Vekua, Andreï Popov, Roman Burdenko,…
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Royal Opera House 2017-18 Live Cinema Preview: Calleja, Pieczonka Star in Puccini’s ‘Tosca’
The Royal Opera House will present Puccini’s “Tosca” live in cinemas on Feb. 7, 2018. The performance will be broadcast around the world and stars Adrianne Pieczonka in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Mario Cavaradossi, and Gerald Finley as the villainous Scarpia. Regarding the showcase, OperaWire praised the production by Jonathan Kent noting, “It’s humorous to think that many operagoers sigh when learning that another old production will be…
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Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review – Tosca: Pieczonka, Calleja, Finley Don’t Quite Mesh in Revival of Jonathan Kent’s Classic Produciton
There are instances in which it’s difficult for opera-lovers to remember "Tosca" is no comedy. From that perspective it is easy to recall the legend of a certain prima donna who once bounced back from the trampoline that was supposed to break her fall as Tosca killed herself. Floria Tosca is not one of opera’s most pitiable characters. She is fastidious, caricaturish, possessive enough to become jealous of a painted…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Thaïs: Ailyn Pérez & Gerald Finley Must Be Heard In Gorgeous Revival of Massenet Masterpiece
“The voice must be heard.” For the last two years, this has been the calling card for the Metropolitan Opera’s marketing department, a call to just come and listen to opera as it is intended to be. An invitation to experience something that can’t be experienced anywhere. For many, that tagline has been particularly emblematic of the vocal wizardry that has been apparent throughout the first moments of the 2017-18…
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Gerald Finley Cancels Opening Night At Wigmore Hall
Gerald Finley has cancelled his concert at Wigmore Hall. Finley was rushed to the hospital due to appendicitis. The bass-baritone was due to open London’s Wigmore Hall season on Saturday Sept. 9. As a result he will be replaced by tenor Robin Tritschler. The Irish tenor graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and was a BBC New Generation Artist and well-known for his work at the Welsh National Opera, Nantes…
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CD/DVD Releases – Week of August 21: Gerald Finley & Richard Leech Headline New Releases
Two new releases highlight the week. The first is a controversial production from the Royal Opera House while the other one comes from a historical production from the Deutsche Oper Berlin. And both should be enticing to any opera lover. William Tell  Back in 2015, Damiano Micheletto's production of "Guillaume Tell" opened to outrage and lots of boos at the Royal Opera House. The reason for it was a rape…
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Weekend Preview – International (8/18-20): Anna Pirozzi and Oksana Dyka Headline Macbeth At Edinburgh
The festival season is coming to an end with many performances and productions on their last weekends. That said, the schedule around the world is still slated to feature a ton of major opera stars. Austria  The Salzburg Festival is in full swing with Rolando Villazón and Cecilia Bartoli performing on Friday in "Ariodante" and Anna Netrebko and Francesco Meli performing "Aida" on Saturday. Russell Thomas also continues his run…