Brian Jagde, Juyeon Song, & Laura Strickling Headline New CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will experience a wide array of new releases from complete opera recordings to solo albums to rarely performed pieces. Here is a look. Il Tabarro  After an acclaimed “Cavalleria rusticana” recording, PENTATONE, Marek Janowski and the Dresdner Philharmonie release Puccini’s “Il Tabarro.” The new recording features Melody Moore as Giorgetta, Brian Jagde as Luigi, and Lester Lynch {…}

Off the Beaten Track: Exploring Joy & Sadness in Elyse Anne Kakacek’s ‘formless,’ a Touching Recording of Dvořák’s ‘Biblical Songs’

Wild rides abound when you take the trail less taken, and in this column, we’ve taken some crazy trips. But in this installment of “Off the Beaten Track,” the album we’ll explore provides us a chance to settle down and reflect. Elyse Anne Kakacek’s sophomore album, “formless” speaks of loss, hope, and joy—themes that permeate our existence during this historic {…}