Monday, 27 December 2010

Looking ahead to 2011




With 2010 approaching it's end, we at Classicalify will present some of the good stuff coming in 2011. Here we go. Swedish up-and-coming soprano Malin Byström will sing Mathilde in EMI Classics 2011 release Rossini's final opera Guillaume Tell. The recording was made in October 2010 during concerts in Rome with Antonio Pappano leading the forces of his Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia and starring Gerald Finley as the independence loving Tell and John Osborn as the Arnold, the love interest of Mathilde. The recording will present a nearly complete take of the score and obviously aims at becoming the new reference. Reviews of the concerts on the web have been positive, but the challenge of surpassing Gedda and Caballe in the old Gardelli reference recording is, to put it mildly, daunting. Come 2011 and we will now the results.

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