Alberto Veronesi Conducts Giordano’s Fedora On a New Recording to be Released by Deutsche Grammophon on Tuesday, January 25
Alberto Veronesi conducts Umberto Giordano’s Fedora featuring Angela Gheorghiu in the title role of Princess Fedora Romazov, Plácido Domingo as Count Loris Ispanov, and the Orchestre symphonique et Chœurs de la Monnie, on a new recording to be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, January 25 by Deutsche Grammophon. In an early review of the recording, The Times (London) wrote: “Veronesi, with the orchestra and chorus of La Monnaie in Brussels, lavishes affection on Giordano’s score.” The album also features soprano Nino Machaidze as Countess Olga Sukarev and baritone Fabio Maria Capitanucci as De Siriex.
Fedora is Mr. Veronesi’s sixth album in an ongoing collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon of recordings of lesser known works of the Italian verismo operatic repertoire. Previously released albums in the series include the critically acclaimed complete recording of Puccini’s early opera Edgar with Plácido Domingo in the title role (2006); an album of original editions and alternative versions of famous Puccini arias, ensembles, and rare orchestral compositions with Mr. Domingo, soprano Violeta Urmana, and the Vienna Philharmonic titled Puccini Rediscovered (2009); a live performance of Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz starring Ms. Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna at Deutsche Oper Berlin (2009); La Nuit de mai, an album of Leoncavallo songs and arias performed by Mr. Domingo, pianist Lang Lang and the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2010); and the first-ever commercial recording of Leoncavallo’s I Medici with Mr. Domingo, baritone Carlos Álvarez, soprano Daniela Dessi and mezzo soprano Renata Lamanda with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (2010).