Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Notable DVD and CD releases for the month of March

This month four great selections will be released by some of the greatest singers and from the worlds greatest opera houses.


The great Wagnerian tenor Peter Seiffert sings the title role of Tannhauser alongside his wife Petra Maria Schnitzer as Elzabeth. Beatrice Uria Monzon adds star power to Robert Carsen's acclaimed production. Sebastian Weigle conducts. 

Rolando Villazon gives a moving performance of Werther, one of his signature roles. The performance recorded live from the Royal opera house is conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Macbeth [Blu-ray]

Simon Keenlyside was hailed for his great portrayal of Macbeth when he performed it at the Royal Opera House. Now Opus Arte releases the opera on both Blu Ray and DVD. Liudmyla Monastyrska claimed her name as one of the great Lady Macbeth's of our time and Antonio Pappano conducted a swift and energetic Macbeth. 


The people's Diva Renee Fleming continues her explorations of modern music as she explores the works of great 20th century composers Ravel, Messian and Dutilleux in her latest solo CD Poemes. Alan Gilbert and Seji Ozawa conduct.

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