This week two albums are released by acclaimed artists. Here is a look at what’s in store for opera lovers.
Sony Classical releases Aleksandra Kurzak’s new album, which marks her first solo album on the label. In this new album, Kurzak celebrates the great romantic heroines of the operatic repertoire and includes works by Cilea, Moniuszko, Puccini, Verdi, and Bizet, among others. She is joined by the Morphing Chamber Orchestra led by Frédéric Chaslin.
The album also showcases the soprano singing arias in five languages. In a statement Kurzak noted, “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.”
The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, releases an album featuring six striking pieces by composer James Primosch, on Navona Records. “Carthage” offers an astounding range of composing prowess, from intimate works in just two parts, to virtuosic, extended anthems of great power.
Among the works on the album are “Journey,” “Carthage,” “Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus,” Spiraling Ecstatically,” and “One with the Darkness, One with the Light.”