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Latest News: Classical, Verdi (composer)

 Recording of the Week, Ludovic Tézier sings Verdi

by Katherine Cooper

The French baritone is on spine-tingling form in a high-octane programme of arias from operas including La forza del destino, Otello, Don Carlos, and Falstaff.

 Interview, Michael Fabiano on Donizetti and Verdi

by Katherine Cooper

The charismatic American tenor talks to Katherine about his debut solo recording on Pentatone, centring on two composers who have played a pivotal role in his career to date.

 Recording of the Week, Otello from the Royal Opera House, starring Jonas Kaufmann

by Katherine Cooper

The German tenor sings his first 'Lion of Venice' in Keith Warner's 2017 production, opposite Marco Vratogna and Maria Agresta.

 Interview, Joseph Calleja on Verdi

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine talks to the Maltese tenor about his new album of arias from operas including Otello, Il trovatore, Don Carlo and Aida.

 Recording of the Week, Verdi albums from Joseph Calleja and Sonya Yoncheva

by Katherine Cooper

The Maltese tenor and Bulgarian soprano triumph in their explorations of the composer's more dramatic roles.

 Recording of the Week, Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi's Aida with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine enjoys a fantastic new recording of Aida with Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

 Favourites, Giuseppe Verdi

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine attempts to whittle her list of favourite Verdi recordings into double figures…

 Recording of the Week, Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco with Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine reviews a new recording of Verdi’s Giovanna d'Arco from last year’s Salzberg Festival, with Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo.

 Recording of the Week, Verdi arias from Anna Netrebko

by Katherine Cooper

The Russian soprano marks the composer’s bicentenary with arias and scenes from Don Carlo, Macbeth, Il trovatore, Giovanna d’Arco and I vespri siciliani in a recital which reveals a voice reaching glorious full bloom.

 Recording of the Week, Verdi's Otello from the LSO and Colin Davis

by Chris O'Reilly

Simon O’Neill is the jealousy-wracked general, Gerald Finley his nemesis, and Anne Schwanewilms his ill-fated wife in this edge-of-the-seat live recording, made at the Barbican last year and full of ‘savage and terrifying playing’ from the LSO.