Aleksandra Kurzak Announces New Album ‘Desire’

By Francisco Salazar

Sony Classical has announced the release of Aleksandra Kurzak’s new album “Desire.”

The new album, which is slated to be released on May 29, 2020, will be the soprano’s first solo album with the company. The new album will feature Kurzak alongside the Morphing Chamber Orchestra led by Frédéric Chaslin.

The new album will feature the Polish soprano in five languages in arias from Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur;” Verdi’s “Ernani,” “Il Trovatore,” and “I Vespri Siciliani;” Puccini’s “Tosca,” “Turandot,” and “Madama Butterfly;” Bizet’s “Carmen,” Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” Dvorák’s “Rusalka,” Moniuszko’s “Halka,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.”

In a statement Kurzak said, “This is a dream come true. It’s the new aspect of my career – maybe even my new face as a singer. I’m saying goodbye to most of the lighter repertoire I’ve done for 20 years.”