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Aleksandra Kurzak Signs With Sony Classical
Aleksandra Kurzak has signed a contract to record with Sony Classical. The company announced that the Polish soprano, who was formerly with Decca, will release her first recording under the new contract this autumn. That album will be a duets recording with her husband Roberto Alagna, who signed with Sony back in January. Kurzak will also record a solo album set for spring of 2019. Kurzak, who holds a PhD in…
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Verdi CD Review: Sonya Yoncheva’s New Album Is A Mixed Bag Of The Composer’s Favorites
Three years ago when Sonya Yoncheva recorded her first album "Paris Mon Amour," it was a triumph. It was an album filled with a variety of interesting repertoire and a voice with great color and flexibility. It captured a rising star that was on the path to stardom and gave an incredible vibrancy to each reading on the album. Fast forward to 2018 for Yoncheva's highly anticipated Verdi album. The…
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Sony Releases First Single To Sonya Yoncheva’s Verdi Album
Sony Classical has released the first single to Sonya Yoncheva’s new album "The Verdi Album." The new single “Tacea la notte placida” from “Il Trovatore” is available on ITunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. The album is set to feature Yoncheva in a variety of Verdi repertoire including arias from “Luisa Miller,” “La Forza del Destino,” “Don Carlo,” “Attila,” “Simon Boccanegra” and “Nabucco.” Massimo Zanetti conducts the…
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Sony Classical Announces Sonya Yoncheva’s ‘The Verdi Album’
Sony has announced Sonya Yoncheva's third CD "The Verdi album." The new album scheduled for Feb. 2 sees Yoncheva explore the composer's music through arias from "Nabucco," "Attila," "Luisa Miller" and "Stiffelio." There are also arias from "Il Trovatore," "Otello," "Simon Boccanegra," and "Don Carlo." Every selection on the album was selected by Yoncheva with the soprano noting that her favorite aria on the album was from "Attila." She also noted…
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Pretty Yende Reveals Second Solo Album
On August 26, Pretty Yende took to Instagram to reveal the cover and title of her new album with Sony Classical: "Dreams.'’ Yende, who spread her wings in her 2013 Metropolitan debut, has since sung on stages worldwide. As with her spirited performances, Yende will bring to the recording studio the freedom and passion that first carried her aloft to fame. Yende said on her Instagram page: "'Dreams' not only…
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CD/DVD Releases – Week of July 31: Plácido Domingo Leads New Releases With ‘Macbeth’
Plácido Domingo continues his legendary recording legacy while a soprano-guitar duo comes to fruition. Domingo's Macbeth Last season the legendary tenor-turned-baritone riveted Los Angeles audiences with his complex turn as Macbeth in Darko Tresjniak's production. Now audiences can experience the event on DVD  and Blu-Ray thanks to Sony Classical. Domingo was joined by Ekaterina Semenchuk who brought her voluptuous sound to the role of Lady Macbeth. Also on the recording…
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Celso Albelo Releases First Album on Sony Classical
Sony Classical has added yet another opera star to its roster, this time in the form of lyric tenor Celso Albelo. The tenor is making his debut recording with the company, which was released on Friday. The album, entitled “Íntimamente,” will take us through the tenor's Spanish roots and his love for Latin American music. It will feature music from such composers as Juan Quintero and Joaquín Turina, among many…
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Patricia Petibon to Release New Album in 2018 With New Record Label
Patricia Petibon is making her way back to Sony Classical and will release her first album in the Spring of 2018. The soprano’s last album was the 2014 “La Belle Excentrique,” which was released by Deutsche Grammophon. “Patricia is an artist like no other that transcends all musical boundaries and divisions,” said the press release by the company.  Petibon has a rather extensive discography. Among her albums re “Nouveau Monde”…
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Sony Classical Announces New Jonas Kaufmann CD
Sony Classical has announced a new album for Jonas Kaufmann. The company posted a picture of Kaufmann with a sentence stating, "His new album coming this autumn!" ⠀ No further details were given. The tenor is currently performing the title role of Verdi's "Otello" in a highly anticipated production by Keith Warner. Maria Agresta and Marc Vratogna are performing alongside Kaufmann.  ⠀ The album marks his seventh solo release with the…
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Russian Light Review: Olga Peretyatko Explores The Depths Of Russian Music And Culture In This Immaculate Album
Over the past few years, there has been an emergence of Russian albums recorded by many of today's greatest divas. Many of the same arias, spanning from Rimsky Korsakov's gorgeous oriental melodies to Rachmaninov's lush melodies, havce been recording. It can be very difficult to listen to these pieces over and over unless that interpreter has something new to say. With her fourth solo album, Olga Peretyatko has put together her most intimate…