Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana | Pentatone PTC5186772

Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186772

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 9th April 2020

Contents

Artists

Melody Moore (soprano)
Brian Jagde (tenor)
Lester Lynch (baritone)
Elisabetta Fiorillo (contralto)
Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano)
Anna Rad-Markowska (soprano)
Manja Raschka (contralto)
MDR Leipzig Radio Choir
Dresdner Philharmonie

Conductor

Marek Janowski

Works

Mascagni, Pietro

Cavalleria rusticana

Artists

Melody Moore (soprano)
Brian Jagde (tenor)
Lester Lynch (baritone)
Elisabetta Fiorillo (contralto)
Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano)
Anna Rad-Markowska (soprano)
Manja Raschka (contralto)
MDR Leipzig Radio Choir
Dresdner Philharmonie

Conductor

Marek Janowski

About

Marek Janowski and the Dresdner Philharmonie present a new recording of Mascagniís Cavalleria rusticana, the verismo opera par excellence. Mascagniís debut opera turned him into an overnight world star, and continues to captivate listeners today. Even if the depiction of simple village folk and the direct emotional appeal of Cavalleria rusticana were initially greeted as a welcome alternative to the gods, intellectual pretences and dense orchestral textures of Wagner, Mascagniís score in fact has many more symphonic qualities than is usually acknowledged. Marek Janowski, a champion of Wagnerian opera and German symphonic music, is the ideal candidate to demonstrate those qualities. He does this together with the Dresdner Philharmonie, the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir and a cast of outstanding vocal soloists, including Melody Moore as Santuzza, Brian Jagde as Turridu and Lester Lynch in the role of Alfio.

Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our times, and enjoys a vast PENTATONE discography including a recent recording of Weberís Der FreischŁtz (2019) with the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. This recording is the first in a series with the Dresdner Philharmonie, where Janowski currently serves as chief conductor. Melody Moore and Lester Lynch both have been featured on several PENTATONE releases, including Verdiís Otello (2017). Brian Jagde is one of todayís rising opera tenor stars, and makes his PENTATONE debut.

Cast:
- Santuzza: Melody Moore (soprano)
- Turiddu: Brian Jagde (tenor)
- Lucia: Elisabetta Fiorillo (contralto)
- Alfio: Lester Lynch (baritone)
- Lola: Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano)
- Donna I: Anna Rad-Markowska (soprano)
- Donna II: Manja Raschka (contralto)

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