CD/DVD Releases -Week of Dec. 19: Warner Classics revisits Angela Gheorghiu’s Recorded Triumphs

This week  opera fans will be excited to look back at some of the most acclaimed recordings as Warner Classics will re-release a number of classic opera recordings. Angela Gheorghiu’s recital recordings For years Gheorghiu was one of Warner Classics most beloved artists. She recorded numerous complete operas and numerous recital recordings including her final one which was an homage {…}

Nicholas Phan Launches 2017 with Fourth Album ‘Gods & Monsters’

Nicholas Phan will launch the New Year with his fourth solo album, “Gods & Monsters” for Avie Records. The album features his frequent collaborator Myra Huang on piano. The recording sees Phan sing a wide-ranging program of German lieder inspired by fairy tales, traversing both familiar and lesser-known works by Schubert, Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven, Schumann, Wolf and Mendelssohn. According to Phan the recording was inspired by the young people and stated, “As more {…}

CD/DVD Releases -Week of Dec. 12: The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Must Buy Box Set

This week the Metropolitan Opera will continue to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center with a special box while a classic recording of Wagner’s “Die Meistersingers von Nurnberg will also be reissued. The Inaugural Season: Extraordinary Met Performances From 1966-67 The new box set is one of the most anticipated sets of the year as it includes some of {…}