Monday, August 29, 2011

Notable CD and DVD releases for the month of September

The month of September brings a limited amount of releases. Still there are appealing titles to choose from.

Vittorio Grigolo releases his second CD. This album entitled Arrivederci includes popular Sicilian and Neapolitan works and arias by Verdi. With this second release Grigolo is quickly establishing himself as the new Italian superstar and Sony's A-Lister.

Live at the Met

Anna Netrebko celebrates her 10th anniversary with the Metropolitan Opera with her new album Live from the Metropolitan Opera. The album includes highlights from Netrebko's repertoire at the Met from composers Bellini, Puccini, Mozart, Gounod, Offenbach, Donizetti and Verdi.

The Teatro Real de Madrid releases a new Le Nozze di Figaro featuring an all star cast. Barbara Frittoli stars as the Countess, Ludovic Tezier as Count Almaviva, Luca Pisaroni as Figaro and Isabel Rey as Sussana.

The Royal Opera's ambitious Anna Nicole opera commission by Mark-Anthony Turnage is released on DVD for the first time. Eva Maria Westbroek who triumphed in the premiere of the opera stars alongside acclaimed baritone Gerald Finley.

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