Gunther Schuller: The Fisherman and His Wife
Piotr Beczala makes his debut on Pentatone with a program of 18 verismo arias. The new album includes arias from “Tosca,” “Adriana Lecouvreur,” “Cavalleria rusticana,” “Pagliacci,” “Andrea Chenier,” “Turandot,” “Edgar,” “Manon Lescaut,” “Madama Butterfly,” “La fanciulla del West,” “Gianni Schicchi,” and “Fedora.” He is joined by conductor Marco Boemi leading the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Chandos releases Edward Gardner conducting Arnold Schoenberg’s monodrama “Erwartung” of 1909 coupled with the composer’s tone poem “Pelleas und Melisande” of 1903. The recording features rising star American soprano Sara Jakubiak alongside the Bergen Philharmonic.
Mozart’s popular opera gets a new recording from the Glyndebourne Festival in a 2019 production from the ever-inventive French-Canadian team of designer André Barbe and director Renaud Doucet. The productions stars Caroline Wettergreen, Brindley Sherratt, David Portillo, Sofia Fomina, and Björn Bürger. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The recording comes from Opus Arte.
BR-KLASSIK releases a new recording of Verdi’s early opera with a cast that includes Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the title role, Liudmyla Monastyrska, George Petean, and Stefan La Colla. The Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Münchner Rundfunkorchesters is led by Ivan Repusic.
If The Night Grows Dark
Bright Shiny Things releases soprano Camille Zamora’s latest album, which is an overview of Spanish song in both its early-music and traditional folk guises. Accompanied by guitarist Cem Duruöz, the album includes three recorded premieres, and features works by three sixteenth-century composers, Juan del Encina, Cristóbal de Morales, and Miguel de Fuenllana.