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New CD Releases - next season

Speaking about IMG Artists, it's interesting that you find information where you less expect. Reading the list of conductors that signed with them, I noticed one that I read about recently, Mr Albero Veronesi, the one who conduced the concert at Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago, Italy, in July.
This is the excerpt on his page at
Continually looking for ways to bring underexposed repertoire to a wider audience, Veronesi has embarked on a string of recording projects with Deutsche Grammophon, beginning in 2006 with a recording of Puccini's Edgar on which he collaborated with Placido Domingo and the Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia. In 2009, Deutsche Grammophon releases his album of rarely performed Puccini arias and duets sung by Domingo and Violetta Urmana with the Wiener Philharmoniker, as well as a recording of Mascagni's L'amico Fritz with Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Next season will see the release of three new recordings: Giordano's Fedora with Gheorghiu and Domingo, Leoncavallo's I Medici with Domingo, and Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci with Gheorghiu and Alagna. Veronesi has also recorded Leoncavallo's La Nuit de mai with Domingo on an album that includes several arias performed with Domingo and pianist Lang Lang.
As L'amico Fritz is a Deutsche Grammophon production, I tend to think that the other two will be the same. But I don't remeber reading that Angela Gheorghiu performed Fedora on stage. So this might just be a new recording.
Deutsche Grammophone has a special page for Alberto Veronesi. A very nice one, I might say. Check it out.


  1. Linda Smith11/9/09 8:11 AM

    Wow! Fedora with Gheorghiu! I was just listening to the famous live recording of that opera with Renata Tebaldi and thinking what a great part that would be for Angela!