CD/DVD Releases -Week of Feb. 27: Discover Two Remastered Classics From Great Divas

By Francisco Salazar

Are you interested in listening to legendary singers or discovering a new work? This week, two recordings from legendary sopranos will be available while opera fans will have the chance to discover a new work by Bellini. Check it Out!

Leontyne Price’s Tosca

Price was one of the supreme dramatic sopranos of her time. She conveyed every character with her diverse emotions and she was a great partner for many tenors. This week audiences will get a remastered version of her legendary Tosca with Giuseppe Di Stefano and Giuseppe Taddei.  The set comes on Blu-ray CD which features High Fidelity Pure Audio and promises to have the best quality sound close to the original LP release.

Bellini on Opera Rara 

Opera Rara will continue to release some of the rare works of the Bel Canto repertoire. This time it will be Bellini’s early work “Adelson e Salvini.” The cast features Daniela Barcellona, Maurizio Muraro and Simon Alberghini. Daniele Rustioni conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. European audiences will get the opera this week while U.S audiences will have to wait until the end of the month.

Milestones Of A Legend

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is noted as one the great sopranos of her generation for having conquered the Strauss and Mozart repertoire as well as operetta. This new recording features 10 CDs with works by Strauss, Mozart, Lehar, Monteverdi, Wolf and Schubert. The set will be available in Europe before its US release.