Pentatone’s new recording of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana with the Dresdner Philharmonie is now available on CD format via Pentatone and Amazon. Marek Janowski, a champion of Wagnerian opera and German symphonic music, conducts the Dresdner Philharmonie, the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir, and a cast of outstanding vocal soloists, including Brian Jagde in his role debut as Turridu, Melody Moore as Santuzza, and Lester Lynch in the role of Alfio.

Marking his debut on the Pentatone label, a second release featuring Jagde in his debut as Luigi in Puccini’s Il tabarro with the Dresdner Philharmonie will be out later this year on Pentatone.

“Mascagni’s debut opera turned him into an overnight world star and continues to captivate listeners today. Even if the depiction of simple village folk and the direct emotional appeal of Cavalleria rusticana were initially greeted as a welcome alternative to the gods, intellectual pretenses, and dense orchestral textures of Wagner, Mascagni’s score, in fact, has many more symphonic qualities than is usually acknowledged.” (Pentatone)

More information and purchase links are available via Jagde’s Recordings.

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