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Opera - Verschenen op 15 maart 2019 | Orfeo

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Opera - Verschenen op 8 maart 2019 | Orfeo

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Opera - Verschenen op 8 maart 2019 | Orfeo

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Opera - Verschenen op 21 december 2018 | Bella Musica Edition

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Opera - Verschenen op 16 november 2018 | Glossa

Booklet
A vivid demonstration of how widely Fabio Biondi’s musical imagination runs comes with his new recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s work of genius, Macbeth. It is the original Florentine 1847 version of the work, shorn of the Paris revisions more typically found on record, which Fabio Biondi has opted to conduct, the director believing in its greater dramatic and stylistic coherence. Verdi was of the opinion that the Shakespearean tragedy was “one of the greatest creations of the human spirit” and set himself the task of rendering the fire of its drama into music during and following a period when his physical health had broken down. With its scenes of murder, battle and sleep-walking, brindisi and witches’ choruses all creating a sombre atmosphere drenched with paranoia and a lust for power, the dramatic flow of the opera places vast demands on the soloists, notably upon the unhappy title-role couple. Fabio Biondi’s version comes with baritone Giovanni Meoni, a leading Verdi specialist as Macbeth whilst the larger-than-life role of Lady Macbeth is taken by a noted present-day Salome, Médée (and Medea), the soprano Nadja Michael. Bass Fabrizio Beggi assumes the part of Banquo, both when alive and as a ghost. Important also in the work (and as described by Stefano Russomanno in his accompanying essay) is the chorus, a leading protagonist for the composer, and here the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir. Critical also is Verdi’s orchestral writing for Macbeth, introducing rare and radical tonal colourings and Fabio Biondi, directing his Europa Galante from the violin, is just the radical, challenging musical spirit to breathe new life into Verdi’s masterpiece and its search for dramatic truth. © Glossa
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Opera - Verschenen op 16 november 2018 | Dynamic

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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 9 november 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
Lady Macbeth's introduction alone, "Vieni t'affretta", sung by the formidable Shirley Verrett is enough to make this an immortal record! But there's a lot more to come. Recorded in the middle of a 1975 anthology performance at La Scala in Milan and superbly produced by Giorgio Strehler, this album possesses a theatricality that is difficult to recreate in a studio. Claudio Abbado directs with great subtlety and eloquence. Domingo, Cappuccilli, and Ghiaurov are all on top form. It's rare that this blend of Shakespeare and Verdi is performed with such a perfect sense of the dramatic. This is a brilliantly unique record. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Opera - Verschenen op 19 oktober 2018 | Da Vinci Classics

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Opera - Verschenen op 18 juli 2018 | Preiser Records

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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 22 juni 2018 | Warner Classics

Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
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Opera - Verschenen op 22 juni 2018 | Warner Classics

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Opera - Verschenen op 22 juni 2018 | Warner Classics

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Opera - Verschenen op 15 juni 2018 | Solo Musica

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It's hard to love these calling-card albums in which young soloists go rummaging through the repertoire for great hits, generally the most hackneyed ones available. But Romanian soprano Elena Moşuc has made hers with flair: her choice of Verdi heroines includes a few classics, sure, (Traviata, Il Trovatore), but there are also rarities like Attila, Aroldo, I due Foscari, the Vêpres siciliennes. These are works that everyone knows of, but where are they performed regularly? Elena Moşuc largely built her career in the Zurich Opera House, where she has played a good number of great heroines, like the Queen of the Night, Gilda, Violetta, Lucia, Mimì, Marguerite, Donna Anna, Konstanze, Zerbinetta, Norma, Nedda, Lucrezia Borgia, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Desdemona – showing a clear preference for characters from Italian opera. © SM/Qobuz
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Opera - Verschenen op 4 mei 2018 | Warner Classics

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Opera - Verschenen op 6 april 2018 | BR-Klassik

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Luisa Miller marks the end of years of hardship for Verdi who is now in full possession of his own musical language, and he does not owe anything to Bellini or Donizetti anymore. The opera, with a rather complex architecture, starts with a beautiful overture, and is supported by a dramatic direction and an inspired melodic style, with perfectly characterised roles. Recorded during a live version performed in 2017 in Munich’s Prinzregententheater, this new version of Luisa Miller, with its eminently international cast, sounds undeniably appealing. The title role is held by Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka. This great interpreter of Mozart and Rossini made her acclaimed debut in Salzburg, under the direction of Riccardo Muti, and has since sung on the greatest lyrical stages in the world. By her side, Sicilian tenor Ivan Magri as Rodolfo, and Romanian George Petean who asserts himself as one of today’s best Verdian baritones. Croatian conductor Ivan Repušić leads the way with meticulous efficiency, lending a true “italianità” to the Munich Radio Orchestra. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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