Alagna, Roberto

Massenet: La Navarraise

CD
19 Oct 2018

Barcode: 0190295605704

Composer: Jules Massenet
Other participants: Aleksandra Kurzak, George Andguladze, Brian Kontes, Issachah Savage, Michael Anthony McGee, Alberto Veronesi, Opera Orchestra of New York, New York Choral Ensemble

With his red-blooded, action-packed opera La Navarraise, Massenet provided a French response to the Italian-driven vogue for verismo in the 1890s. This recording of this rarely-performed work stars Roberto Alagna as the Spanish solider Araquil and Aleksandra Kurzak as Anita, the titular girl from Navarre who is prepared to kill for love. Alberto Veronesi conducts the Opera Orchestra of New York.