Olga Peretyatko, Marina Rebeka & Regnald Mobley Lead New CD/DVD Releases

By Francisco Salazar

This week audiences will get to see a Rossini work, a debut album and a rarely performed work.

Boulder Bach Festival 

Sono Luminus releases Boulder Bach Festival which includes works by J.S. Bach and his admired older contemporary Johann Christoph Bach that were recorded immediately following the festival week at the conclusion of the Boulder Bach Festival’s 41st year.

The Sono Luminus package for Boulder Bach Festival includes both CD and Pure Audio Blu-ray with 9.1 Auro-3D and 5.1 Surround Sound versions, as well as the mShuttle application containing FLAC, WAV, and MP3 audio files.

Dancing in the Palm of God’s Hand 

 J.A. Kawarsky releases the newest album, “DANCING IN THE PALM OF GOD’S HAND.” The themes on this album are vast and sweeping, at once lavish and carefully measured.

Here is a behind-the-scenes video and interviews:

Gioachino Rossini: Il turco in Italia

Erwin Schrott, Olga Peretyatko, Nicola Alaimo, René Barbera, and Pietro Spagnoli lead C Major’s release of Rossini’s opera. Filmed at Teatro Rossini, Pesaro in 2016, the staging is by Italian director Davide Livermore. Speranza Scapucci conducts.

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Acis et Galatée

Dynamic releases Lully’s work with Jean-François Lombard, Elena Harsányi, Valeria La Grotta, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Markus Van Arsdale, Sebastian Monti, Luigi De Donato, Guido Loconsolo, Silvia Spessot, Davide Piva, and Federico Maria Sardelli. Conductor Benjamin Lazar leads the production from the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Of the performance, Operawire said, “Acis was parted by the French haute-contre Jean-François Lombard whose light tenor proved ideal for the grief stricken hero. His voice has an innate delicacy which he used to craft exquisitely detailed lines, with subtly colored and well-placed dynamic inflections, always rendered without excess, which successfully carried his changing emotions. … Galatée was played by soprano Elena Harsányi, whose performance was equally secure. She possesses a well-supported voice with an homogenous tone, which she used skillfully to define her character, convincingly bridging the gap between the human and the semi-divine. … Bass Luigi De Donato made a strong impression in the role of Poliphème.”


Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” is led by La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations under Jordi Savall. Recorded from June 30 to July 4, 2021 at the Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles, the cast includes Marc Mauillon, Luciana Mancini, Sara Mingardo, Marianne Beate Kielland, and Salvo Vitale.

La Vestale

Marina Rebeka stars in Spontini’s opera with Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Tassis Christoyannis, Aude Extrémo, Nicolas Courjal, and David Witczak. Les Talens Lyriques and Flemish Radio Choir are conducted by Christophe Rousset.


American countertenor Reginald Mobley joins forces with French jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignon to celebrate spirituals and the music of Black composers and poets. The album mark Mobley’s debut album for ALPHA. The recording features spirituals in new arrangements by Trotignon, H.T. Burleigh, and Patrick Dupré Quigley, as well as songs by Burleigh, Florence Price, and Motown’s dynamic duo songwriting team of Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong.


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