CD / DVD Releases – Week of July 18

Bayreuth Reigns Supreme with New Deutsche Grammophon Release

By Francisco Salazar

Two new releases will hit the marketplace this week, including a rarely performed Bel canto gem and Wagner comic masterpiece. Here is a look at what audiences can look forward to.

Maria di Rudenz

Donizetti’s rarely performed work gets a new recording by Bongiovanni. The new release comes from the Bergamo Festival and stars Maria Billeri, Ivan Magri, and Dario Solari. Sebastiano Rolli conducts the work.

Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg

Deutsche Grammophon continues its exclusive contract with the Bayreuth festival with its third release. The company has released two operas over the past two years and this time audiences will get a chance to see Wagner’s comic masterpiece. The production by Barrie Kosky stars Michael Volle, Klaus Florian Vogt, and Anne Schwanewilms. Philippe Jordan conducts the acclaimed production.

Here is the trailer for the release:


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