Juan Diego Flórez, Pretty Yende Held Highlight New DVD/CD Releases – September 4

This week, two albums and one DVD are set for release, including a major opera production featuring two superstars. Peñalosa – Lamentations On Sept. 6, BIS Records will release acclaimed vocal ensemble New York Polyphony’s sixth album, “Peñalosa – Lamentations.” The album, according to the press release, “features rarely heard works from late 15th-century and early 16th-century Spanish composers Francisco {…}

Sonya Yoncheva & Stephen Costello Headline New DVD/CD Releases – August 26

This week will feature two unique releases from 2018 festivals. Both sets were extremely well-regarded productions when they premiered. Rigoletto  C Major releases a new production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” from the Bregenz Festival. The new release stars Stephen Costello, Vladimir Stoyanov, Mélissa Petit, Miklós Sebestyén, and  Katrin Wundsam in a production by  Philipp Stölzl. Enrique Mazzola conducts the production which OperaWire {…}

Michael Spyres & Pavel Cernoch Headline New CD/DVD Releases – August 5

This week, a slew of rarely performed works are set for release, including live recordings and some world premieres. La Nonne Sanglante Gounod’s rarely performed work gets a release from the Opera Comique. The new release, by Naxos, stars  Vannina Santoni, Marion Lebègue, and Michael Spyres. Laurence Equilbey conducts the Insula Orchestra in David Bobee’s production from 2018. Jane Eyre Louis Karchin’s {…}