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High Notes On This Day
Maestro Lamberto Gardelli’s Iconic Recordings of Verdi’s Rare Operas
Lamberto Gardelli, born on Nov. 8, 1915, in Venice, Italy, is one of the great Italian conductors in all of history. He dominated the repertoire of his native country, taking on the major repertory staples, and also placing a spotlight on the lesser-known operas. Among the composers that he championed in this respect was Giuseppe Verdi and it is thanks to him that we even have recordings of some of…
High Notes On This Day
The Rare Verdi Operas That Soprano Leyla Gencer Championed
Leyla Gencer, born on Oct 10, 1928, was one of the greatest bel canto sopranos to ever grace the opera stage. She dominated a plethora of often over-looked Donizetti operas and sang everything she could by Bellini. And most importantly, she dominated some of the lesser known works of Giuseppe Verdi, a composer she may share a birthday with (his birthday may be Oct. 9 or 10). She did sing…
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C Major Announces New Plácido Domingo DVD Release
C Major has announced the release of Verdi's "I Due Foscari" with Plácido Domingo from the Teatro alla Scala. The new release stars Francesco Meli and Anna Pirozzi and is conducted by Michele Mariotti. Staged by Alvis Hermanis, the production received rave reviews when it premiered in 2016. The Financial Times wrote, "Plácido Domingo is the definitive Francesco of recent times" and also noted that Pirozzi "wins hearts and minds through…
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Breaking: Maria Agresta Pulls Out of Salzburg ‘I Due Foscari,’ Which Stars Plácido Domingo
Maria Agresta has pulled out of two concert performances of Verdi’s “I Due Foscari” as she undergoes an operation. In her stead, audiences will hear Chinese soprano Guanqun Yu. Yu placed second in the 2012 Operalia Competition and has showcased her talents around the world. In 2017-18 she is slated to take on the role of Liù in “Turandot” at the Met Opera and at the Opernhaus Zürich. She will…