Notes & Reviews:
In celebration of Verdi's anniversary year, the Mariinsky label presents a high-definition video recording of Verdi's Attila, led by maestro Valery Gergiev, produced by Arturo Gama and featuring acclaimed Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role. A two-time GRAMMY® Award winner for his Verdi readings, Abdrazakov has quickly established himself as one of opera's most sought-after basses. Since making his La Scala debut in 2001 at only 25, the Russian singer has become a mainstay at leading houses worldwide. Filmed in the Mariinsky Opera House, the video includes a stunning picture gallery of scenes from the performance. As is the case with many of Verdi's operas, Attila is imbued with the spirit of Risorgimento, the national liberation movement of the Italian people against foreign rule and for the unification of Italy. Looking ahead, Attila is the first of four opera videos that are planned for release on the Mariinsky label in 2013.
A sensational bass who has just about everything - imposing sound, beautiful legato, oodles of finesse...
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Icon: Fritz Wunderlich - A Poet among Tenors
Franz Lehar: Das Furstenkind (The Prince's Child) / Chen Reiss; Mary Mills; Matthias Klink; Ralf Simon / Ulf Schirmer
Great Wagner Conductors / Wilhelm Furtwängler, Victor De Sabata, Hans Knappertsbusch, Karl Elmendorff, Eugen Jochum [4 CDs, mono & stereo]
Great Wagner Singers / Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl, Hans Hotter, Siegfried Lorenz, Lauritz Melchior [6 CDs]
Franz Lehar: Der Gottergatte / Andergast, Herze, Dermota, Borsos, Liewehr. Max Schonherr
Massenet: Le Portrait de Manon; Berlioz: Les nuits d'été / Susana Gaspar, soprano; Hanna Hipp, mezzo-soprano; Pablo Bemsch, tenor; Zheng Zhong Zhou, baritone
Gustav Kerker (1847-1923): Die oberen Zehntausend; Burning To Sing or Singing To Burn / Elke Kottmair, Nadja Stefanoff, Gerd Wierner
Johann Strauss Edition, Vol. 23 / Pollack, Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
Jan van Gilse: Symphony No. 4 / David Porcelijn