Javier Camarena

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Verdi: Falstaff

Verdi: Falstaff


Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Fiorenza Cedolins (Mrs. Alice Ford), Stephanie Houtzeel (Mrs. Meg Page), Massimo Cavalletti (Ford), Eleonora Buratto (Nannetta), Javier Camarena (Fenton), Elisabeth Kulman (Mrs. Quickly), Luca Casalin (Dottore Cajus), Gianluca Sorrentino (Bardolfo), Davide Fersini (Pistola)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta

This surprising and imaginative staging thought up by the Italian director Damiano Michieletto moves the action of Verdi's late, great masterpiece from a fictitious London to that special care home, the Casa Verdi, a place rich in memories of great days past and impressions of a real-time present. The characters of the comedy appear as shadows of the past and now the drama, increasingly a mixture of dream and reality, can commence.

"Ambrogio Maestri seems a tailor-made Falstaff. A giant of a man in real life, he is the ideal eponymous hero and the most sought after Falstaff singer of his time. His physique is just right for the part, as are his powerful voice, flair for drama and feeling for the Verdi style." New York Times

"Damiano Michieletto is bursting with ideas when it comes to combining illusion and reality." Tagesspiegel

Running time: 120 mins

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

German FSK: 0

Worldwide Available

“The singers are all steeped in their roles, but would put their experience to better effect in a more traditional performance. Maestri remains a classic interpreter of the role; he savours his words, but is constricted in his acting, thanks to the non-demands of Damiano Michieletto's direction.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 ***

“Maestri is a familiar Falstaff and performs with customary gusto, but Fiorenza Cedolins sounds a little soupy and scoopy as Alice. Javier Camarena and Eleonora Buratto are charming as Nannetta and Fenton...Kulman's Mrs Quickly is refreshing for not being the battleaxe we often see in the role...There's no shortage of classy playing from the pit.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2015

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EuroArts - 2072714

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Verdi: Falstaff

Verdi: Falstaff


Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Fiorenza Cedolins (Mrs. Alice Ford), Stephanie Houtzeel (Mrs. Meg Page), Massimo Cavalletti (Ford), Eleonora Buratto (Nannetta), Javier Camarena (Fenton), Elisabeth Kulman (Mrs. Quickly), Luca Casalin (Dottore Cajus), Gianluca Sorrentino (Bardolfo), Davide Fersini (Pistola)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta

This surprising and imaginative staging thought up by the Italian director Damiano Michieletto moves the action of Verdi's late, great masterpiece from a fictitious London to that special care home, the Casa Verdi, a place rich in memories of great days past and impressions of a real-time present. The characters of the comedy appear as shadows of the past and now the drama, increasingly a mixture of dream and reality, can commence.

"Ambrogio Maestri seems a tailor-made Falstaff. A giant of a man in real life, he is the ideal eponymous hero and the most sought after Falstaff singer of his time. His physique is just right for the part, as are his powerful voice, flair for drama and feeling for the Verdi style." New York Times

"Damiano Michieletto is bursting with ideas when it comes to combining illusion and reality." Tagesspiegel

Picture format: NTSC - 16:9

Sound format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 120 mins

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

German FSK: 0

Worldwide Available

“Maestri is a familiar Falstaff and performs with customary gusto, but Fiorenza Cedolins sounds a little soupy and scoopy as Alice. Javier Camarena and Eleonora Buratto are charming as Nannetta and Fenton...Kulman's Mrs Quickly is refreshing for not being the battleaxe we often see in the role...There's no shortage of classy playing from the pit.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2015

“The singers are all steeped in their roles, but would put their experience to better effect in a more traditional performance. Maestri remains a classic interpreter of the role; he savours his words, but is constricted in his acting, thanks to the non-demands of Damiano Michieletto's direction.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 ***

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EuroArts - 2072718

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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Live from Hangar-7, Salzburger Festspiele 2013


Desirée Rancatore (Konstanze), Tobias Moretti (Bassa Selim), Javier Camarena (Belmonte), Rebecca Nelsen (Blonde), Thomas Ebenstein (Pedrillo), Kurt Rydl (Osmin)

Camerata Salzburg & Salzburger Bachchor, Hans Graf (conductor) & Adrian Marthaler (director)

Opera as never experienced before: a world-class cast, stylish haute couture outfits, the spectacular setting of Hangar-7 with more than 10 different locations and state-of-the-art technology. All of this cut together as a live opera film: a modern and unique production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail – one of the highlights of the Salzburg Festival 2013.

In Adrian Marthaler’s production, the whole Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport becomes the backdrop for an extraordinary opera performance.

The distinguished Camerata Salzburg is conducted by Hans Graf, one of the best Mozart connoisseurs. The star soloists, including Desirée Rancatore (Konstanze), Javier Camarena (Belmonte), Kurt Rydl (Osmin) as well as famed Austrian actor Tobias Moretti as Bassa Selim, guarantee a special treat.

Even audiences that are not yet opera aficionados are set to be enthused by this novel approach.

Bonus Feature: Making of Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Blu-ray Disc: 50 GB (Dual Layer)

Resolution: 1080i High Definition

Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB, FR, ES, IT, JP, Korean / Bonus: GB, FR, JP, Korean

Running Time: 125 mins + 27 mins (Bonus)

FSK: 0

Region Code: worldwide

“Marthaler's production reimagines the opera as a modern-day tale of lust and temptation set in the rarefied world of high fashion...Camarena makes a nicely light, lyrical Belmonte, and there is a lively supporting pair in the Blonde and Pedrillo of Rebecca Nelsen and Thomas Ebenstein...Tobias Moretti is well cast as the ageing glamour boy Selim.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2014

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Verdi: Falstaff

Verdi: Falstaff

from Zurich Opera House


Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff), Barbara Frittoli (Alice Ford), Meg Page (Judith Schmid), Mistress Quickly (Yvonne Naef), Massimo Cavalletti (Ford), Eva Liebau (Nannetta), Javier Camarena (Fenton), Peter Straka (Dr. Cajus), Martin Zysset (Bardolfo), Davide Fersini (Pistola)

Orchester der Oper Zürich & Chor der Oper Zürich, Daniele Gatti

Staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf

Daniele Gatti, currently Music Director of the Orchestre National de France and Zurich Opera will conduct Verdi’s Falstaff at the Royal Opera House in May with Ambrogio Maestri in the leading rôle.

Features a great cast: Ambrogio Maestri is one of the finest Falstaffs of our time. The Italian baritone brings a powerful, versatile voice to his role, but also brings his character a hilarious buffo quality. Daniele Gatti, one of the most acclaimed opera conductors working today, leads a stunning cast of singers including Barbara Fritolli as Alice Ford.

Genuinely warm italianita in all of the music-making, combined with a boisterous production by stage director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, turns Verdi’s commedia lirica into a fireworks display of high spirits as well as what the Neue Zürcher Zeitung called “musically and dramaturgically a feast of life and of love of life.”

Only one more Falstaff Blu-ray available on the market.

Running Time Total: 126 minutes

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.0, PCM Stereo

Subtitles Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

“the conductor starts apparently quite steadily. But this lack of a certain flick and bounce is compensated for by the focus of Daniele Gatti...places on Verdi's radically forward-looking orchestration...The cast, led by a secure Maestri, can boast a lovable Nannetta in Liebau and further clever variations on Quickly's eccentricity from Naef.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2012

“As usual in a good Falstaff, the heroes are the conductor and the protagonist. Daniele Gatti never lets pacing drag, he's alive to every nuance onstage...and the bounciness of his reading is never too heavily or obviously applied...Maestri's voice ideally suits the role - an attractively timbred, well-focused, wide-ranging baritone, with sufficient power and variety of colour. He works the text in detail, frequently risking a genuinely intimate delivery.” International Record Review, October 2012

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C Major - 711204

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Bellini: La Sonnambula

Bellini: La Sonnambula

standard edition


Cecilia Bartoli (Amina), Juan Diego Flórez (Elvino), Ildebrando d' Arcangelo (Il Conte Rodolfo), Liliana Nikiteanu (Teresa), Gemma Bertagnolli (Lisa), Peter Kalman (Alessio) & Javier Camarena (Un Notaro)

Orchestra La Scintilla, Alessandro De Marchi

The two leading bel canto super stars of today, Cecilia Bartoli and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for the first time in the most complete and authentic recording of Bellini's La sonnambula - an eagerly awaited moment in the operatic world and a must have item for all Fans of Bartoli and Florez.

This brand new studio recording is the perfect package for Christmas 2008, and is Decca's core classical top priority for the autumn.

Supported by a continued global tour covering Europe, Japan and America, this release finishes off the festival of celebrations for the bicentenary year of Maria Malibran (1808-1836).

It is the first ever recording with a 'mezzo-soprano' in the lead role, and the first ever recording with a period instrument orchestra.

Many of the cadenzas sung by Cecilia Bartoli are those used by the great 19th Century interpreter of the role, Maria Malibran.

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - February 2009

Decca - 4781087

(CD - 2 discs)

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Gounod: La Colombe

Gounod: La Colombe


Erin Morley (Sylvie), Javier Camarena (Horace), Michèle Losier (Mazet), Laurent Naouri (Maître Jean)

Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

Following his award-winning recording of Donizetti’s Les Martyrs, Sir Mark Elder’s second Opera Rara release of 2015 features an rare recording Gounod’s delightful opera La Colombe ("The Dove”). Sir Mark and the Halle Orchestra are joined by a wonderful cast, led by two of the most acclaimed young singers in the world today.

Since graduating from the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in 2010, Erin Morley has risen to become one of today’s most most sought after coloratura sopranos. Alongside Erin is Mexican tenor Javier Camerena, one of only three singers in 70-years to sing an encore at the Metropolitan Opera during two consecutive performances of Rossini’s “la Cenerentola” (those two other encore singers were Juan Diego Florez and Luciano Pavarotti).

“Michèle Losier is marvellous in the trouser-role of Mazet, Horace’s misogynistic servant: his/her manic tirade against womanly wiles is a real highlight, but she also has great rapport with Camarena’s high tenor...Laurent Naouri is all haughty Gallic flair as Sylvie’s epicurean majordomo...But the palm goes to the American coloratura soprano Erin Morley, who’s an absolute knock-out as the spoilt girl-about-town Sylvie.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 30th October 2015

“La Colombe is clearly not a profound work, but it is well filled with the kind of ingratiating tunes that Gounod could turn out so effectively. Elder’s performance has just the right light touch too, always keeping its tongue ever so slightly in its cheek...Modest though it is, a rarity like this couldn’t be served much better by a recording.” The Guardian, 25th November 2015 ****

“One hero of this admirable Opera Rara release is Mark Elder, utterly committed to Gounod's score and coaxing elegant music-making from the Hallé. There's also some properly idiomatic singing, as you'd expect from a veteran like Laurent Naouri…best of all is the young Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Horace.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2016 *****

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30th October 2015

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Opera Rara - ORC53

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Recitales

Recitales


Javier Camarena, Javier Camarena (tenor), Ángel Rodríguez (piano)

Columbia - G010003379917W

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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Live from Hangar-7, Salzburger Festspiele 2013


Desirée Rancatore (Konstanze), Tobias Moretti (Bassa Selim), Javier Camarena (Belmonte), Rebecca Nelsen (Blonde), Thomas Ebenstein (Pedrillo), Kurt Rydl (Osmin)

Camerata Salzburg & Salzburger Bachchor, Hans Graf (conductor) & Adrian Marthaler (director)

Opera as never experienced before: a world-class cast, stylish haute couture outfits, the spectacular setting of Hangar-7 with more than 10 different locations and state-of-the-art technology. All of this cut together as a live opera film: a modern and unique production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail – one of the highlights of the Salzburg Festival 2013.

In Adrian Marthaler’s production, the whole Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport becomes the backdrop for an extraordinary opera performance.

The distinguished Camerata Salzburg is conducted by Hans Graf, one of the best Mozart connoisseurs. The star soloists, including Desirée Rancatore (Konstanze), Javier Camarena (Belmonte), Kurt Rydl (Osmin) as well as famed Austrian actor Tobias Moretti as Bassa Selim, guarantee a special treat.

Even audiences that are not yet opera aficionados are set to be enthused by this novel approach.

Bonus Feature: Making of Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC

Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB, FR, ES, IT, JP, Korean / Bonus: GB, FR, JP, Korean

Running Time: 125 mins + 27 mins (Bonus)

FSK: 0

Region Code: 0

Worldwide available

“Marthaler's production reimagines the opera as a modern-day tale of lust and temptation set in the rarefied world of high fashion...Camarena makes a nicely light, lyrical Belmonte, and there is a lively supporting pair in the Blonde and Pedrillo of Rebecca Nelsen and Thomas Ebenstein...Tobias Moretti is well cast as the ageing glamour boy Selim.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2014

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Arthaus Musik - 102183

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Rossini: Otello

Rossini: Otello


John Osborn (Otello), Cecilia Bartoli (Desdemona), Peter Kálmán (Elmiro), Javier Camarena (Rodrigo/Lucio), Edgardo Rocha (Iago) & Liliana Nikiteanu (Emilia)

Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich & Orchestra La Scintilla, Muhai Tang

Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier (Stage direction)

Cecilia Bartoli makes her long-anticipated debut in the role of Desdemona in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s new production of Rossini’s Otello for the Zurich Opera House.

“Ms. Bartoli…displayed…the dazzling strengths that have characterized her work since the beginning. It is obvious that she has plotted out every musical and dramatic moment: every subtle diminuendo, every gesture. But her charm — those twinkling eyes, those powerful low notes — is such that the effect doesn’t feel overly calculated.” – The New York Times

“Zurich Opera stared down the mighty challenge posed by Rossini’s Otello ossia il moro di Venezia, and knocked it out of the ballpark.” – Operatoday.com

Rossini’s unusual scoring of the drama calls for three tenor supporting roles – here sung to universal acclaim by long-standing Bartoli collaborators John Osborn and Javier Camarena and newcomer Edgardo Rocha.

Bartoli’s dramatic command and vocal presence dominate the stage and reveal her artistry to be entering a rich new stage of development.

“Sophisticated and expressive performance deserves to bring the composer’s under-sung work to the widest possible audience.” Financial Times, 3rd May 2014

“Osborn sings with appreciable technical command and dramatic insight. So does Cecilia Bartoli, once again in shining form...That the piece stands up so well is due not only to the cast and production; credit is also due to Muhai Tang, who certainly knows how to make Rossini's score sound vital and dramatically engaged.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2014 ****

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GGramophone Magazine

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Decca - 0743863

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Rossini: Otello

Rossini: Otello


John Osborn (Otello), Cecilia Bartoli (Desdemona), Peter Kálmán (Elmiro), Javier Camarena (Rodrigo/Lucio), Edgardo Rocha (Iago) & Liliana Nikiteanu (Emilia)

Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich & Orchestra La Scintilla, Muhai Tang

Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier (Stage direction)

Cecilia Bartoli makes her long-anticipated debut in the role of Desdemona in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s new production of Rossini’s Otello for the Zurich Opera House.

“Ms. Bartoli…displayed…the dazzling strengths that have characterized her work since the beginning. It is obvious that she has plotted out every musical and dramatic moment: every subtle diminuendo, every gesture. But her charm — those twinkling eyes, those powerful low notes — is such that the effect doesn’t feel overly calculated.” – The New York Times

“Zurich Opera stared down the mighty challenge posed by Rossini’s Otello ossia il moro di Venezia, and knocked it out of the ballpark.” – Operatoday.com

Rossini’s unusual scoring of the drama calls for three tenor supporting roles – here sung to universal acclaim by long-standing Bartoli collaborators John Osborn and Javier Camarena and newcomer Edgardo Rocha.

Bartoli’s dramatic command and vocal presence dominate the stage and reveal her artistry to be entering a rich new stage of development.

“Sophisticated and expressive performance deserves to bring the composer’s under-sung work to the widest possible audience.” Financial Times, 3rd May 2014

“Osborn sings with appreciable technical command and dramatic insight. So does Cecilia Bartoli, once again in shining form...That the piece stands up so well is due not only to the cast and production; credit is also due to Muhai Tang, who certainly knows how to make Rossini's score sound vital and dramatically engaged.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2014 ****

Presto Discs of 2014

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GGramophone Magazine

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Decca - 0743865

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