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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra


Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Simon Boccanegra), Marco Caria (Paolo), Kostas Smoriginas (Pietro), Ildar Abdrazakov (Fiesco), Barbara Frittoli (Maria/Amelia), Stefano Secco (Gabriele Adorno), Eglė Šidlauskaitė (Ancilla), Kęstutis Alčauskis (Capitano)

Kaunas State Choir, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian

Our first-ever full-length Italian opera recording, Delos’s star-studded current release of Giuseppi Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra promises to make quite a splash among today’s opera fans. As Verdi was entering his glorious “late period” (Otello and Falstaff) he wrote and re-worked much of Simon Boccanegra, a work that he had first tackled in 1857. The opera emerged in 1881 as a powerful masterpiece, although one that has been unfairly neglected, in comparison with Verdi’s other works on that level. So it’s high time for an authoritative new release of an opera that gives glamorous title star Dmitri Hvorostovsky – considered by many to be the world’s greatest Verdi baritone – the chance to record what he calls “…one of the most complex, deepest characters in the whole baritone repertoire.”

Hvorostovsky goes on to say, in a special introduction he wrote for this album, that among his favorite scenes in the opera is the Council Chamber scene: “Simon’s address to the people, ‘Plebe! Patrizi! Popolo!’ is the creed of a great statesman. As he cries for peace and love, the whole crowd is swept along by the same surge of passion!”

“It is obvious [that Hvorostovsky] has thought deeply about Boccenegra and is absolutely inside the character; he is also able to realise his portrayal with an impressive largesse of tone...Abdrazakov offers immense dignity and presence as Boccanegra's implacable enemy, Fiesco...Frittoli can rely on her ample, flexible lyricism, though she's not always ideally secure at the top of her range.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2015 ****

“While Hvorostovsky's famous breath control is hugely welcome in Verdi's expansive vocal lines, one heas that virtue mostly in his upper range, always the best part of his voice...Stefano Secco is a clean lyric tenor who does the work of a much heavier voice...Frittoli remains afflicted with a wide vibrato in her upper range...Then again, she blends well with Secco...while not a first-choice recording, it's often an interesting one.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2015

“The passages in which the velvety authority of Hvorostovsky’s baritone is properly captured are enough to make one wish that he had been surrounded with better support. Only the Fiesco of bass Ildar Abdrazakov, whose singing sometimes puts Hvorostovsky’s drier moments into unflattering relief, is convincingly in his league.” The Guardian, 10th July 2015 **

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Virtuoso Rossini Arias: Lawrence Brownlee

Virtuoso Rossini Arias: Lawrence Brownlee


Rossini:

Vieni fra queste braccia (from La gazza ladra)

Que les destins prospères (from Le Comte d'Ory)

D'ogni più sacro impegno (from L'Occasione fa il ladro)

Che ascolto (from Otello)

Ah dovè il cimento (from Semiramide)

Tu seconda il mio disegno (from Il Turco in Italia)

O fiamma soave (from La donna del lago)

Terra amica (from Zelmira)


This album of spectacular rarities by Gioacchino Rossini from superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee – his firstever aria collection with orchestra – is long overdue. It not only captures the most exciting bel canto tenor voice of our time in its absolute prime, but also offers a choice selection of rarely heard vocal blockbusters – drawn from several of the old master’s most rarely performed operas.

Brownlee’s voice is unique in the bel canto repertoire. While dripping juicy emotion, it boasts uncanny evenness of tone and timbre from top to bottom; no other tenor can deliver this repertoire’s highest notes with his special blend of rapid-fire vibrato and a thrilling, chesty ring. He nails the speediest and most florid runs with jaw-dropping flexibility, precision and dead-on pitch. It all adds up to a blazing, “shiverme-timbers” vocal phenomenon that’s guaranteed to make any opera fan go weak in the knees. The Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra – under the assured baton of Constantine Orbelian – furnishes sympathetic and sonorous support.

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Anna Netrebko & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Anna Netrebko & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Live From Red Square


Giordano, U:

La mamma morta (from Andrea Chénier)

Hermann, Florian:

Ochi chyornye (Dark Eyes)

Kalman:

Heia, in den Bergen from Die Csárdásfürstin

Puccini:

Tre sbirri...Una carozza...Presto 'Te Deum' (from Tosca)

Solovyov-Sedoy:

Podmoskovnye vechera

Tchaikovsky:

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Uzh kak po mostu, mostochku (from Eugene Onegin)

O! Kak mnye tyazhelo! ? Onegin! Ya togda molozhe (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Verdi:

La forza del destino Overture

Mercè, dilette amiche 'Bolero' (from I Vespri Siciliani)

O Carlo, ascolta (from Don Carlo)

Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Tacea la notte (from Il Trovatore)

Il balen del suo sorriso (from Il Trovatore)

Udiste? Come albeggi la scure al figlio (from Il Trovatore)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (from Rigoletto)


Anna Netrebko (soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”, Constantine Orbelian

Two of the biggest names in opera join forces for a live performance from historic Red Square in the heart of Moscow, captured in stunning sound and vision with 18 high definition cameras and 5.1 cinema surround sound.

Recorded at a superb live concert on 19 June 2013, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky return to their native Russia, singing a brilliant programme of popular arias and duets from some of the world’s best-loved operas, including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and, celebrating Verdi's bicentenary, Il trovatore.

They are accompanied by Russia's State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and the huge forces of the Academic Grand Choir Masters of Choral Singing, under the baton of Constantine Orbelian.

Every detail of the once-in-a-lifetime event is faithfully captured by director Frank Hof, whose work includes the memorable Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo, and Rolando Villazon performance at Berlin’s Waldbuhne, which Classical CD Review called “an absolute knock-out”… The two brought “the audience to a stunned silence with the despairing aria from Eugene Onegin” Bloomberg reported.

7500 people were present on the Red Square, more than 400 cinemas have screened the concert worldwide. Channel 1 ( Russia) , ZDF (Germany) , Arte ( France, Germany) and ORF (Austria) all have been broadcasting the Red Square concert- literally millions of viewers have seen this great evening.

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Anna Netrebko & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Anna Netrebko & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Live From Red Square


Giordano, U:

La mamma morta (from Andrea Chénier)

Hermann, Florian:

Ochi chyornye (Dark Eyes)

Kalman:

Heia, in den Bergen from Die Csárdásfürstin

Puccini:

Tre sbirri...Una carozza...Presto 'Te Deum' (from Tosca)

Solovyov-Sedoy:

Podmoskovnye vechera

Tchaikovsky:

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Uzh kak po mostu, mostochku (from Eugene Onegin)

O! Kak mnye tyazhelo! ? Onegin! Ya togda molozhe (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Verdi:

La forza del destino Overture

Mercè, dilette amiche 'Bolero' (from I Vespri Siciliani)

O Carlo, ascolta (from Don Carlo)

Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Tacea la notte (from Il Trovatore)

Il balen del suo sorriso (from Il Trovatore)

Udiste? Come albeggi la scure al figlio (from Il Trovatore)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (from Rigoletto)


Anna Netrebko (soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”, Constantine Orbelian

Two of the biggest names in opera join forces for a live performance from historic Red Square in the heart of Moscow, captured in stunning sound and vision with 18 high definition cameras and 5.1 cinema surround sound.

Recorded at a superb live concert on 19 June 2013, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky return to their native Russia, singing a brilliant programme of popular arias and duets from some of the world’s best-loved operas, including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and, celebrating Verdis bicentenary, Il trovatore.

They are accompanied by Russias State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and the huge forces of the Academic Grand Choir Masters of Choral Singing, under the baton of Constantine Orbelian.

Every detail of the once-in-a-lifetime event is faithfully captured by director Frank Hof, whose work includes the memorable Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo, and Rolando Villazon performance at Berlin’s Waldbuhne, which Classical CD Review called “an absolute knock-out”… The two brought “the audience to a stunned silence with the despairing aria from Eugene Onegin” Bloomberg reported.

7500 people were present on the Red Square, more than 400 cinemas have screened the concert worldwide. Channel 1 ( Russia) , ZDF (Germany) , Arte ( France, Germany) and ORF (Austria) all have been broadcasting the Red Square concert- literally millions of viewers have seen this great evening.

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Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

A Musical Odyssey in St Petersburg – Film


Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Medtner:

Winterabend, Op. 13 No. 1

Rachmaninov:

In the silence of the secret night, Op. 4 No. 3

Sing not, O lovely one (Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne), Op. 4 No. 4

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Rubinstein:

Epithalamium (from Néron)

Tchaikovsky:

Akh, istomilas' ya gorem from The Queen of Spades

Eugene Onegin: Final scene

Serenada Don-Zhuana (Don Juan's Serenade), Op. 38 No. 1

Sred' shumnogo bala (Amid the din of the ball), Op. 38 No. 3

Ya vas lyublyu 'Yeletsky’s aria' (from Pique Dame)

I thought I heard some voices (Oprichnik)

Thomas, Ambroise:

O vin, dissipe la tristesse (from Hamlet)

Verdi:

Favella il Doge ad Amelia Grimaldi? (from Simon Boccanegra)

Udisti?…Mira di acerbe lagrime (from Il Trovatore)


Renée Fleming (soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Olga Kern (piano), Ivari Ilja (piano)

The State Hermitage Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian

Renée Fleming explores the cultural riches of St Petersburg, and the role that music played in its unique history. She is joined by Russian baritone star Dmitri Hvorostovsky, for a three-part programme of opera excerpts by Tchaikovsky and Verdi, and songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Medtner.

The 90 minute film is presented by Renée Fleming herself, as she takes the viewer on a journey through the principal sights and musical history of ‘The Venice of the North’.

All repertoire was performed by special permission in the opulent theatres of the Winter Palace, the Yusopov Palace and the magnificent palace of Peterhof.

Video-direction by Brian Large

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Bridge: Chamber Concerto etc.

Bridge: Chamber Concerto etc.


Bridge:

Chamber Concerto - Quintet 1912 arr. Orbelian

Three Idylls

Hindmarsh:

Four pieces for string orchestra (after Frank Bridge) 'To John, in Memoriam'


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Alieva & Antoņenko

Alieva & Antoņenko


Puccini:

Recondita armonia (from Tosca)

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Mario! Mario! Mario! ...Son qui! ... Mia gelosa! (from Tosca)

Tchaikovsky:

Krasavitsa! Boginya! Angel! (from The Queen of Spades)

Uzh polnoch blizitsya (from The Queen of Spades)

A yesli mne v otvet chasy probyut (from The Queen of Spades)

Verdi:

Celeste Aida (from Aida)

Ritorna vincitor! (from Aida)

In questa tomba (from Aida)

Miserere d'un' alma gia vicina (from Il Trovatore)


Aleksandrs Antoņenko (tenor), Dinara Alieva (soprano)

Kauno miesto simfoninis orkestras, Kauno valstybinis choras, Constantine Orbelian

With this sonically stunning release, Delos offers a winning selection of show-stopping arias and duets from three of the world's most beloved operas as performed by two of the most exciting opera singers of the rising generation, complemented to perfection by the acclaimed Kaunas City Symphony under the assured baton of "singer's conductor" Constantine Orbelian. The legendary Monserrat Caballé has described Bolshoi star soprano Dinara Alieva as a singer who possesses "the gift of heaven," and The Telegraph of London has hailed tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko's voice as having "…a big, thrilling and beautiful sound."

Their repertoire here includes – on the Italian side – the best-known excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's spectacular Aida and a selection from his thrilling Il Trovatore – as well as the choicest numbers from Tosca, Giacomo Puccini's glorious melodrama. Russian opera is represented by Tchaikovsky's darkly beautiful Queen of Spades. Our singers perform with melting beauty and thrilling intensity, generating between them a level of electric chemistry that must be heard to be believed.

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Dinara Alieva in Moscow

Dinara Alieva in Moscow


 

Potpourri of Russian Songs - Homage to Deanna Durbin from the film His Butler's Sister

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Bernstein:

West Side Story: Mambo

Charpentier, G:

Depuis le jour (from Louise)

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Falla:

La vida breve: First Spanish Dance

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Giordano, U:

Fedora: Intermezzo, Act 2

Kalman:

Tanzen Möcht' ich (from Die Csárdásfürstin)

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Loewe, F:

I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)

Luna, P:

El niño judio: Zarzuela

El Niño Judío: De España vengo

Massenet:

Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Adieu, notre petite table (from Manon)

Offenbach:

Orphée aux Enfers Overture

Puccini:

Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Torroba:

La Marchenera: La Petenera


Dinara Alieva (soprano)

Masters of Choral Singing & Russian National Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian

Rising superstar soprano Dinara Alieva – a mainstay at the Bolshoi Opera since 2010 – has been entrancing opera and concert audiences throughout Europe and elsewhere ever since, appearing to consistent acclaim in major roles at many of the world’s top houses.

This exciting and consistently delightful live concert video – following her highly successful prior CD release on Delos, 'Pace mio Dio' (DE3462) – showcases not only her voluptuous voice, interpretive power and stylistic versatility, but also (thanks to the visual element) her stunning glamour and charismatic stage presence.

The varied and highly appealing program encompasses operatic favourites from such composers as Charpentier, Massenet and Cilea – as well as lighter fare from the Spanish Zarzuela and the Viennese operetta traditions, plus several beloved popular standards.

Woven through the vocal program is a series of scintillating orchestral bonbons courtesy of conductor Constantine Orbelian (per Opera News, “…the singer’s dream collaborator) leading the superb Russian National Orchestra and the vaunted Grand Choir, Masters of Choral Singing.

Also includes a Potpourri of Russian songs: 'Homage to Deanna Durbin', from the film 'The Butler’s Sister'.

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Dinara Alieva in Moscow

Dinara Alieva in Moscow


 

Potpourri of Russian Songs - Homage to Deanna Durbin from the film His Butler's Sister

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Bernstein:

West Side Story: Mambo

Charpentier, G:

Depuis le jour (from Louise)

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Falla:

La vida breve: First Spanish Dance

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Giordano, U:

Fedora: Intermezzo, Act 2

Kalman:

Tanzen Möcht' ich (from Die Csárdásfürstin)

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Loewe, F:

I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)

Luna, P:

El niño judio: Zarzuela

El Niño Judío: De España vengo

Massenet:

Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Adieu, notre petite table (from Manon)

Offenbach:

Orphée aux Enfers Overture

Puccini:

Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Torroba:

La Marchenera: La Petenera


Dinara Alieva (soprano)

Masters of Choral Singing & Russian National Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian

Rising superstar soprano Dinara Alieva – a mainstay at the Bolshoi Opera since 2010 – has been entrancing opera and concert audiences throughout Europe and elsewhere ever since, appearing to consistent acclaim in major roles at many of the world’s top houses.

This exciting and consistently delightful live concert video – following her highly successful prior CD release on Delos, 'Pace mio Dio' (DE3462) – showcases not only her voluptuous voice, interpretive power and stylistic versatility, but also (thanks to the visual element) her stunning glamour and charismatic stage presence.

The varied and highly appealing program encompasses operatic favourites from such composers as Charpentier, Massenet and Cilea – as well as lighter fare from the Spanish Zarzuela and the Viennese operetta traditions, plus several beloved popular standards.

Woven through the vocal program is a series of scintillating orchestral bonbons courtesy of conductor Constantine Orbelian (per Opera News, “…the singer’s dream collaborator) leading the superb Russian National Orchestra and the vaunted Grand Choir, Masters of Choral Singing.

Also includes a Potpourri of Russian songs: 'Homage to Deanna Durbin', from the film 'The Butler’s Sister'.

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Wait for Me: Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Wait for Me: Dmitri Hvorostovsky


anon.:

Oganyok

Blanter:

Zhdi menya

Kak sluzhil soldat

My Love

Chernoglazaya kazachka

Ministry of Internal Affairs Chorus

Pushki molchat dalnoboinye

Ministry of Internal Affairs Chorus

In the Forest by the Front Line

Ministry of Internal Affairs Chorus

Dolukhanian:

Dunai Goluboi

Dunayevsky:

Ekhal ya iz Berlina

Ministry of Internal Affairs Chorus

Gorbenko:

Zhdi menya

Kolmanovsky:

Alyosha

Ministry of Internal Affairs Chorus

Pakhmutova:

Goryachii sneg

Petrov:

Cantata 'Nam Nuzhen Mir': Mother's Arioso

Minuti tishiny

Solovyov-Sedoy:

Ballada o soldate

The Nightingales

Ministry of Internal Affairs Chorus


Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

Style of Five, Novaya Opera Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian

A nostalgia-inspiring survey drawn from the extensive body of popular Russian WWII-era songs, this album is the sequel to two all-time favorite Delos titles: Where Are You, My Brothers and Moscow Nights. These sentimental, melancholic, and passionate songs have a strong global appeal, expressing as they do the universal themes and feelings common to soldiers the world over. Operatic superstar baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky delivers these musical mainstays of Russian culture with relaxed classical technique and the kind of refined, yet soulful and deeply affecting emotional impact that have made his concerts of these pieces wildly popular all across Russia and around the world.

Constantine Orbelian leads the superb Novaya Opera Orchestra and the renowned Ministry of Internal Affairs Chorus – with flavorful idiomatic touches from the unique Style of Five Ensemble of authentic Russian folk instruments.

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