CD / DVD Releases – Week of August 13

Celso Albelo, Olga Peretyatko & Gregory Spears Headline Releases

By Francisco Salazar

This week three rarely performed works are set for release with some great performers and rising stars. The week also includes a world premiere recording that should fascinate contemporary opera lovers.

La Favorite 

Donizetti’s increasingly popular French work will get another release from Dynamic. This time the production from the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino stars Celso Albelo, Veronica Simeoni, and Mattia Olivieri. Fabio Luisi conducts Ariel Garcia Valdes’ acclaimed production.

Here is a clip from the performance.

Fellow Travelers

Gregory Spears’ acclaimed chamber opera will get a world premiere recording from the Cincinnati Opera. The recording by Fanfare Cincinnati is conducted by Mark Gibson and stars Aaron Blake and Joseph Lattanzi. The recording was previously released in the United States, but is finally getting a European release.

The Secret Faure 

Olga Peretyatko and Benjamin Bruns are featured in Sony Classical’s latest CD featuring the work of Faure. The new CD featuring the orchestral songs for soprano and orchestra is conducted by Ivor Bolton and Sinfonieorchester Basel.


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