Thursday, August 8, 2013

The New Cosi – Nézet-Séguin, Persson, Villazón, and Friends

Here is the follow-up to last year’s intriguing Don Giovanni, just released in Europe a few days ago and due in the U.S. on August 20. There are some lesser known names here, and most are worth keeping track of. The recording promises to be good, and it will be worth it just to hear Miah Persson's Fiordiligi again!

Rolando Villazón explains the plot* (in his inimitable, fun, animated, but confusing way):

And you can listen to samples and download a free track from the Deutsche Grammophon website

Miah Persson
Angela Brower
Adam Plachetka
Rolando Villazón
Mojca Erdmann
Alessandro Corbelli
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Yannick Nézet-Séguin


*For an entertaining plot synopsis of Tales of Hoffmann (auf Deutsch), here is a video interview with Roland and Diana Damrau (who sang all three roles in this production):

But Diana gets the last word: "Alles in eine Abend. Yay!"


  1. If they got Villazon to introduce all the Met HDcasts, I guarantee you everybody would finish their popcorn before the downbeat.

    1. So true! I am wondering what he is taking, and how can I get some?


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