Friday, July 1, 2011

Recording recommendations for La fille du Regiment

The following is a list of recommended recordings for the opera La fille du Regiment. This is for people who have never heard the opera or want to listen to it before going to the performance.

Donizetti - La Fille du Régiment / Sutherland, Pavarotti, Malas, Sinclair, ROH Covent Garden, Bonynge

Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavaroti's legendary recording is spectacular vocally. Their voices match beautifully and their high notes are thrilling.

Gaetano Donizetti - La Fille du regiment / Dessay, Florez, Palmer, Corbelli, French, Campanella, Pelly (Royal Opera House 2007) Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez match vocal fireworks with spectacular acting. Laurent Pelly's production is refreshing, and funny. Its a breath of fresh air. This is the current production at the Met with the original cast.

Hear are some recording of the Nino Machaidze, Lawerance Brownlee and Kiri Te Kanawa so people can listen to their voices in case they don't know them.
Romantic Arias
This is one of my highlights of July as it is Nino Machaidze's debut on Sony Classical. It displays her ability as a Bel Canto singer and it also features Marie's aria so this should be a preview of what audineces may hear when she sings the role at the Met.

Lawrence Brownlee: Songs / Lieder / MelodiesThis is Lawerance Brownlee's only recital CD so it is one to check out no matter what. You may not hear bel canto but you will hear beautiful singing.

Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Mozart & Strauss
This is Kiri Te Kanawa at her prime singing her specialty Mozart and Strauss. She won't be singing Strauss or Mozart but this is something one has to check out to see the full range of the star soprano.

For more details on La Fille Du Regiment see my preview.

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