Donizetti - La Favorite (Blu-ray)
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Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat No: 0735359
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 21st July 2017
ArtistsElina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)
Matthew Polenzani (tenor)
Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone)
Mika Kares (bass)
Joshua Owen Mills (tenor)
Elsa Benoit (soprano)
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
ConductorKarel Mark Chichon
The “fabulous Elīna Garanča […] sings beautifully and emotionally restrained, leaving the audience deeply moved during her dying scene”, while Matthew Polenzani, in his debut as Fernand, scores with superb singing and acting, “reaching high tones with ease” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). Mariusz Kwiecień “convinces with the proper dandified arrogance and impressive acting”, while conductor Karel Mark Chichon completes the musically fantastic performance by “getting the most out of the Bayerische Staatsorchester, impressively bringing out the dark, viscous sounds of the score and following the soloists with great intuition” (BR Klassik).
- Léonor de Guzman: Elīna Garanča
- Fernand: Matthew Polenzani
- Alphonse XI: Mariusz Kwiecień
- Balthazar: Mika Kares
- Don Gaspar: Joshua Owen Mills
- Inès: Elsa Benoit
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