Sony Classical, Teodor Currentzis & musicAeterna Release First of ‘Fragments’ Series

Sony Classical has launched “Fragments,” a series of iconic opera scenes, recorded in Saint Petersburg, under the direction of Teodor Currentzis. The first in this series features a segment from Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Currentzis recorded the Prelude to Act three and Violetta’s famous Aria “Addio del Passato Bei Sogni Ridenti” alongside Russian soprano Nadezhda Pavlova. The parts of Annina and {…}

The Shed To Present Cinematic Version of Verdi’s Requiem With MusicAeterna

(Credit: Official Website) The Shed is set to present Verdi’s Requiem on Nov. 19-24, 2019. The performance will feature musicAeterna and conductor Teodor Currentzis in the organization’s North American debut. The production of the work will feature a specially commissioned cinematic artwork by avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Mekas, who recently passed away at age 96, drew inspiration from text by {…}