A release by the San Francisco Opera in partnership with EuroArts Music International and Naxos of America.
Cast: Renée Fleming (Lucrezia), Michael Fabiano (Gennaro), Elizabeth DeShong (Maffio Orsini), Vitalij Kowaljow (Duke Alfonso)
San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Riccardo Frizza, conductor
World-wide distribution by Naxos in DVD and Blu-Ray
October 29, 2013
Recorded live in high-definition at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, the recording features special bonus material including interviews with cast members, program notes, and photographs.
Tenor Michael Fabiano “made a dashing Company debut as Gennaro, breathing vivid life into the role…singing with both graceful lyricism and full-throated ardor” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Prologue to ‘Orango’;
Exclusive World Premiere Recording:
Sensational 80-Year Old Operatic Prologue Brought to Life
Symphony No. 4
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
June 02, 2012
2 CDs | Live Recording
. . . [it proved] fitting that Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic were chosen to present “Orango” to the world. The precision, the theatricality and the deep feeling for the music displayed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall suggested a real understanding of [the score] . . . In Salonen’s hands, these 40 minutes felt not like an afterthought or fragment, but like the opening salvo of something significant . . . a short, gripping curtain-raiser . . . The tenors Michael Fabiano and Timur Bekbosunov were outstanding among a strong ensemble cast, and Eugene Brancoveanu was amusing in the truncated title role . . . [a] thrilling performance . . .
– Concert Review / James C. Taylor, Opera (London) / 01. March 2012