2017 Holiday Gift Opera CD Picks

New Vocal Recitals for holiday gift-giving played 2 December



SONY 88985430862 Juan Diego Florez.  Mozart.  Played:  Track 10,  Misero!  O Sogno…

ERATO 0190295849016 Meyerbeer Grand Opera.  Diana Damrau.  Track 4, L’Etoile du Nord

SONY 88985390762 Jonas Kaufmann.  L’Opera.  Played:  Tracks 11 and 15, Le Cid and Les Troyens

SONY 88985430152 Pretty Yende.  Dreams.  Played:  Tracks 1 and 6.  Romeo and Juliette and Linda di Chamounix

Deutsche Grammophon 4796901 Duets.  Rolando Villazon and Ildar Abdrazakov.  Played:  Track 1,  The Pearl Fishers

Warner 0190295899479 (7 CD) and 0190295780241.  Angela Gheorgiu, The Complete Recitals on Warner Classics and Eternamente, The Verismo Album.  Played Tracks 10-11, Siberia and La Boheme

ERATO 0190295759667 The Handel Album.  Philippe Jaroussky and Artaterse.  Played:  Track 10-11.  Flavio

Delos 3532 Tribute to Gilbert Duprez.  John Osborn.  Played:  Track 6, Benvenuto Cellini

Erato 0191295767723      Sabine Devieilhe.  Mirages.  Played:  Track 13.  Thais



New Song recital albums for Christmas gifts.  Played December 9


BIS 2272.  Liszt:  15 Songs.  Timothy Fallon, tenor, Ammiel Bushakevitz, piano. 
Played tracks 8-11

Naxos 573696.  Meyerbeer Songs 2.  Sivan Rotem, soprano; Jonathan Zak, Piano.
Played tracks 4 and 8.

Naxos 573501.  Puccini songs.  Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Maria Prinz, piano.  Played tracks 18-19.

Pentatone 5186.  Mahler Song Cycles.  Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano. 
Netherlands Philharmonic
Orchestra conducted by Marc Albrecht.  Played tracks 5-9

Delos 3496.  The unknown Nadia Boulanger.  Nicole Cabell, soprano; Alek Shrader, tenor; Edwin Crossley-Mercer, baritone; Lucy Mereno, piano.  CD 1 tracks 15-18 

New Focus 184.  Louis Durey:  Rediscovered.  Jocelyn Ducek, piano; William Burden, tenor; Jesse Blumberg and Sidney Outlaw, baritones; Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano.  Played Cantata de le Rose et de l’amour, tracks 14-28.

Naxos 559828.  Dominic Argento:  The Andree Expedition and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf.  Brian Mulligan, baritone; Timothy Long, piano.  Played Diary, Tracks 14-21.

Albany Troy 1690.  Aaron J. Kernis:  Simple Songs.  Talise Trevigne, soprano; Albany
Symphony conducted by David Alan Miller; Aaron Jay Kernis, piano.  Played Tracks 10-11

Panorama 479 8110.  Igor Krutoy:  Romanza.  Anna Netrebko, soprano; Yusif Eyvazov, tenor.  Orchestras.  Played Tracks 16-18

Albany Troy 1683.  Michael Rickelton:  Time and Memory.  James Reese, tenor; Matt Sullivan, baritone; Holly Young, soprano; Hsiao-Ying Lin, Fa Wei Tsai, pianos.  Played Tracks 10-11.


Played December 16th:

Bridge 9461.  Alma Espanola:  Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin.  Played Granada and Capricho Arabe, Tracks 12-13

Resonus 10199.  Two Little Words:  Dame Felicity Lott, mezzo-soprano, and Simon Lepper, piano.  Played tracks 1, 2, 14. 

Erato 019029568973.  Secrets, French Songs:  Marianne Crebasse, mezzo-soprano, and Fazil Say, piano.  Played:  Tracks 7 -9.

MSR 1638.  Cesar Franck, Souvenance.  Melodies and Organ Works.  Amy Primmer, soprano, and Thomas Kientz, piano and organ.  Played:  Tracks 1-3

Erato 0190295940782.  Jake Heggie:  Great Scott (world premiere from the Dallas Opera, 30 October, 2015).  Played:  CD 2 Tracks 14-15.  Cast:  Joyce DiDonato, Ailyn Perez, Frederica von Stade, Nathan Gunn, and Anthony Roth Costanzo.  Patric Summers conducts Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

A Great Distance, a collection of Chinese and American Art Song.  Juliet Petrus, soprano, and Lydia Qiu, piano.  8 88295 28888 0.

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