Mezzo-Soprano Carla Canales to Release Genre-Busting Debut Album, ‘Duende’

Mexican-American mezzo-soprano Carla Canales will release her experimental debut album entitled “Duende” on October 9. The album drop coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month and will be available on all major streaming platforms. The album’s title and inspiration come from renowned Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s interpretation of the word “duende” to signify the human struggle to find life’s meaning through {…}

Thea Musgrave & Tobias Picker Headline New CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences can stream works by three acclaimed contemporary composers. Here is a look at the new recordings. Opera Without Words Naxos will release a recording featuring one of Tobias Picker’s most performed symphonic works, “The Encantadas,” with narration by the composer, paired with Picker’s newest symphonic work, “Opera Without Words,” in its world-premiere recording. The recording features the Nashville {…}

Dashon Burton, Elena Tsallagova & Luca Dall’Amico Lead New DVD/CD Releases

This week audiences can stream and see rarely performed works and world premieres. Blueprints I Composer, vocalist, and producer Lisa Bielawa releases a new digital-only album featuring ten world premiere recordings of Bielawa’s compositions. The album was recorded entirely in the performers’ homes, with guidance from engineer Mick Rossi. The recording features Lisa Bielawa, pianist Molly Morkoski, flutist Sarah Carrier, {…}

Dario Salvi Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Complete Recording of Rare / Unrecorded Meyerbeer Operas

Conductor Dario Salvi has launched a crowdfunding campaign to complete his project of recording the rare and missing operatic works by the famed composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. The recordings, which were originally slated to record in 2020, were ultimately delayed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Instead, the project is now aiming for completion in  2021-22. The CD will feature Meyerbeer’s ballet {…}