Friday, July 8, 2011

A diversion

I have to take a moment and share some exciting news: The Florentine Opera has just had its first commercial recording released on the Naxos label (also available on iTunes): Aldridge's Elmer Gantry, recorded at our performances in March of 2010. This is a fantastic opera, that premiered at Nashville Opera in 2007. I think it is destined to be a part of the standard repertoire. Note to mezzos: Sharon Falconer's 1st act aria is quite beautiful. There is a recording with piano on Youtube with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson doing it from the early 90's when the piece was still being workshopped.
In any case, we are quite excited and honored that the project came to fruition.

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