Looks interesting visually, and Thielemann conducting is a plus. But Cura couldn't sing the role ten years ago; he doesn't seem to have gotten any better.
I couldn't agree more. It's surprising though how he sings exactly like 10 years ago. It's clever cheating - he doesn't have enough stamina for the role, so he rushes his lines so that he expends about 70% of the breath required. The conductor has to follow suit so it's always on the exciting side.
Ditto: poor technique combined with a so-so voice produces predictable results.
I found an ad for this new release in the latest issue of Das Opernglas:
Philippe Jaroussky: “La Storia di Orfeo”
Arias from operas by Montverdi, Luigi Rossi, and Sartorio dealing with the Orpheus myth
With Emőke Baráth (soprano)
Conductor/orchestra: Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera
Though countertenors aren’t my cup of tea, I know many OL members enjoy listening to them and to M. Jaroussky in particular.
Nun stuff for Festat, which I found after reading this interesting article in the Guardian.
Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter
Princess, Nun and Musician: Motets from a 16th century convent
Oh, that looks wonderful even if the attributed composer is solely based on a wild hunch.