Three new releases will be seen this week featuring some rarely performed works.
La Donna Serpente
Piero Pretti, Carmela Remigio, Erika Grimaldi, Francesca Sassu, Anna Maria Chiuri, and Roberto de Candia star in a Alfredo Casella’s opera conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Naxos releases the production from the Teatro Regio di Torino.
Eduardo e Cristina
Naxos releases the rarely performed Rossini work which recycles music from the Venice “Adelaide di Borgogna” and Ricciardo e Zoraide and “Ermione.” The new recording stars Laura Polverelli and Silvia Dalla Benetta in the title roles. Kenneth Tarver also stars with veteran Gianluigi Gelmetti at the helm of the Virtuosi Brunensis.
An American Song Album
Melody Moore takes the audience on a journey of American song with Samuel Barber’s “Hermit Songs,” Jake Heggie’s “These Strangers” and “How Well I Knew the Light,” Carlisle Floyd’s “The Mystery,” Aaron Copland’s “Four Early Songs,” and Gordon Getty’s “Three Welsh Songs” and an aria from his upcoming opera “Goodbye Mr. Chips.”
She closes the program with two traditional classics, “Deep River” and “Danny Boy.” Moore is accompanied by Bradley Moore with Pentatone releasing.