CD / DVD Releases – Week of Feb. 18

‘The Exterminating Angel’ & Julie Fuchs Dominate New Releases

By Francisco Salazar

This week, two new releases are set to hit the market. One comes from the Metropolitan Opera, while the other comes from one of the world’s rising stars. Here is a look at what we recommend this week.

The Exterminating Angel

Thomas Adès’ latest opera gets a release by Erato after its U.S. premiere at the Metropolitan Opera. The opera stars Christian Van Horn, Amanda Echalaz, Sophie Bevan,  Audry Luna, David Portillo, Christine Rice, Alice Coote, Joseph Kaiser, and John Tomlinson among others with Adès conducting the opera.


Julie Fuchs is one of today’s rising stars in the opera world and for her second album for Deutsche Grammophon, the French soprano performs arias from Bel canto composers. Music by Pacini, Donizetti, Rossini, Barbieri, and Raimondi are featured. The Orchestre National D’Ile De France performs under conductor Enrique Mazzola.


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