In February it was announced that Royal Opera House label Opus Arte and London opera recital series Rosenblatt Recitals are embarking on a new recording partnership. Opus Arte will release five to six Rosenblatt Recitals each year on CD and digital download, drawing from recordings made over the past 13 years.
The initial three albums, released on April 2, 2013, will be a mixture of studio recordings made at Abbey Road and live Rosenblatt Recitals recorded at St John’s Smith Square and Wigmore Hall. Baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore teams with pianist Michael Pollock to perform Stanford's Songs of the Sea and Vaughan Williams's Songs of Travel; soprano Ailyn Pérez and pianist Iain Burnside perform a mixture of French and Spanish songs on 'Poème d'un jour'; and tenor Lawrence Brownlee collaborates with pianist Iain Burnside on 'This Heart That Flutters', an album of works ranging from bel canto to spirituals.
Listen to Anthony Michaels-Moore performing 'Drake's Drum' from Stanford's Songs of the Sea on the Gramophone Player below:
Founded in 2000, Rosenblatt Recitals has presented over 130 concerts, featuring both established singers and rising stars. The series made a successful move to Wigmore Hall in September 2012 and has established a partnership with Sky Arts to broadcast four of the season’s recitals in 2013. Further Opus Arte releases, due out in autumn 2013, will feature Ailish Tynan and Ekaterina Siurina.