Isabel Bayrakdarian & Saioa Hernandez Lead New CD/DVD Releases (Week of March 16)By Francisco Salazar
For those stuck at home due to quarantine, these are the latest CD and DVD releases we recommend! Here is a look.
Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Recorded at the 2019 Festival Verdi in Parma, the new production of Verdi’s early work is directed by Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte. The production includes a starry cast with Saioa Hernandez leading and Amartuvshin Enkhbat in the title role.
The cast also includes Michele Pertusi, Annalisa Stroppa, and Ivan Magri. Dynamic releases.
The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia
DELOS releases Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian latest album. The soprano focuses her album on Cleopatra and the music that was inspired by iconic queen.
Bayrakdarian performs scenes and arias from operas by Hasse, Vivaldi, and Gluck. Constantine Orbelian conducts the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour.