The UK’s Opera Magzine has announced the finalists for the 2015 International Opera Awards, and TWO Delos artists have been nominated in the “Best Male Singer” Category! Join us in offering congratulations to Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres!
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The January issue of Opera News has released their Best of the Year lists and Delos was a major feature in their “Top Twelve Recital Discs”!
Delos Opera News “Best of the Year” Releases:
Heartfelt wishes for a happy birthday from all of us at Delos to rising Azerbaijani soprano Dinara Alieva: one of our most exciting recording artists! As legendary soprano Monserrat Caballé has said of her, “She is a wonder!”
While we will never reveal a lady’s actual age, Dinara – a mainstay at Moscow’s Bolshoi Opera – is still in the fairly early stages of her career, having taken Europe by storm in recent seasons. Her 2013 CD for Delos – Pace mio Dio… (DE 3462) – is a gripping survey of great Italian arias that has gotten rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Her rich and dusky voice ravishes the ear, while her emotion-drenched interpretive power melts the heart. Add to that her engaging stage presence and stunning appearance, and all the “ingredients” are there for a major international career. Sample the track below, and see if you don’t agree!
Dinara’s next major appearance will be at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in February, where she will sing the lead soprano role in a special production of Puccini’s La Rondine, directed by Rolando Villazon. Delos has two more imminent projects built around her: a fabulous DVD of a live concert from the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory featuring an international array of great songs and arias – and a collection of stirring duets for soprano and tenor, done in collaboration with rising star Aleksandrs Antonenko. Conducting both programs is Delos’ very own maestro, Constantine Orbelian. Look for both of these sterling new recordings by the spring of 2015.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dinara … may there be many happy returns – and here’s hoping you’ll be the star of many more Delos projects in the coming years!Categories Delos Artist News
Delos artist Sondra Radvanovsky, who graces the cover of Delos CDs and DVDS, has been announced as a 2015 recipient of the Opera News Award for Distinguished Achievement along with Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas.
The OPERA NEWS Awards were created in 2005. They recognize five individuals each year for distinguished achievement in the field of opera. The award will be presented at an awards gala on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
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“Sondra Radvanovsky’s glorious voice is an instrument that makes no compromises. Her expansive soprano is tailor-made for Verdi’s most dramatic heroines, and her musicality and finesse are utterly right in the bel canto roles in which she has triumphed. Natural and affecting onstage, Radvanovsky is a modern singing-actress of the highest order, an artist whose singular sound hearkens back to a golden age of opera.” —Adam Wasserman, Opera News
First-round nominations for the 2015 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) were announced on November 19th, and THREE recent Delos CD releases were selected for final consideration! The ICMA – having taken the place of the Cannes Classical Awards (later known as MIDEM) – first awarded prizes in 2011, and has since taken its place as the leading pan-European competition for excellence in classical recording. Its jury of 16 distinguished classical critics and broadcasters represents countries from Turkey to Russia, including most European nations in between.
Two of Delos’ three nominations are in the Best Vocal Recital category: American tenor Lawrence Brownlee’s spectacular Virtuoso Rossini Arias (DE 3455), and Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov’s Power Players (DE 3456): a gripping program of Russian arias. And these artists – both international operatic superstars – chose to make their recordings with Delos’ own resident maestro Constantine Orbelian, leading the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra (Lithuania): an ensemble which he now serves as Principal Conductor. Our third nominee – for Best Solo Instrumentalist – is the fabulous young Russian pianist (and winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn competition) Vadym Kholodenko, in a brilliant program of Medtner and Rachmaninoff (DE 3467).
Final winners will be announced on January 20, 2015, with the awards ceremony and gala concert to follow in Ankara, Turkey, on March 28. We call on all Delos fans to wish us luck … and keep your fingers crossed!Categories Delos Artist News, featured, News
Tara Kamangar takes you inside the piano in her new video featuring East of Melancholy track, “Call of Remembrance” by Aminollah Hossein:
East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to IranCategories Delos Artist News
Soprano Jamie Chamberlin and pianist Victoria Kirsch perform “It Was an Evening” and “The Guest” from composer Mark Abel’s cycle “Rainbow Songs” at the Songs Uncommon and New (unSUNg) concert, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale, Ca., August 17, 2014.
The entire Rainbow Songs cycle appears on Abel’s Delos CD Terrain of the Heart.
- It Was an Evening 0:00
- The Guest 6:42