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LIVE on Arte TV: La Donna del Lago, directed by Max Emanuel Cencic

The new production of La Donna del Lago, staged by Max Emanuel Cencic and conducted by George Petrou at the Opera de Lausanne, will be broadcasted LIVE on Arte TV under the following Link: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/082274-001-A/la-donna-del-lago-de-rossini on April 27, 7.55 pm CET. The link will be available for six months.

Max Emanuel Cencic will sing also the central and huge Hosenrollen part of Malcolm, and it’s a worldpremiere that the role of Malcolm will be sung by a male singer. George Petrou will conduct the Orchestra Chambre de Lausanne, the two heavy tenor roles – Uberto / Giacomo and Rodrigo – will be sung by Daniel Behle (Uberto / Giacomo) and Juan Francisco Gatell, and Lena Belkina will mime the title role. Enjoy the broadcasting of the new production of La Donna del Lago with it’s production details as follows:

LA DONNA DEL LAGO, Opera by Giacchino Rossini in two acts
Performances on april 27th,  2018, 7.55 pm CET, from the Opera de Lausanne

Livret d’Andrea Leone Tottola, d’après The Lady of the Lake de Walter Scott
Worldpremiere at Teatro San Carlo, Neapel, on 24th Oktober 1819
Edition G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin

New production of Opéra de Lausanne, in coproduction with the National Theater Zagreb

Elena: Lena Belkina
Malcolm: Max Emanuel Cencic
Giacomo V (Uberto): Daniel Behle
Rodrigo: Juan Francisco Gatell
Duglas d’Angus: Daniel Golossov
Albina: Delphine Gillot
Serano: Tristan Blanchet
Bertram: Aurélien Reymond-Moret

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Choir Opéra de Lausanne under Antonio Greco

Conductor: George Petrou
Stage Director: Max Emanuel Cencic
Set + costumes: Bruno de Lavenère
Light: David Debrinay
Video: Étienne Guiol
Stage Director assistant: Constantina Psoma

CD Porpora honoured with a Diapason d'Or!

In its April 2018 issue, the French opera magazine Diapason has honoured Max Emanuel Cencic's newly released CD Porpora Opera Arias, dedicated to the memory of the great composer Nicola Porpora during the 250th anniversary of his death, with their prestigious Diapason d'Or.
The CD has been recorded by:
Max Emanuel Cencic (countertenor)
Armonia Atenea (orchestra)
George Petrou (conductor)
Decca Classics (CD label)
Parnassus Arts Productions (producer)

CD Germanico in Germania awarded a Diapason d'Or!

In its March 2018 issue, the French opera magazine Diapason has awarded the newly released CD Germanico in Germania (opera by Nicola Porpora) with their prestigious Diapason d'Or.
The CD honoured in this way has been performed by:
Max Emanuel Cencic (Germanico)
Julia Lezhneva (Ersinda)
Dilyara Idrisova (Rosmonda)
Mary-Ellen Nesi (Arminio)
Juan Sancho (Segeste)
Hasna Benmani (Cecina)
Capella Cracoviensis (orchestra)
Jan Tomasz Adamus (conductor)
Decca Classics (CD label)
Parnassus Arts Productions / Capella Cracoviensis (producers)

CD Germanico in Germania is on sale!

On January 12th, 2018, sales of the CD Germanico in Germania started. The release date of this Decca recording of Nicola Antonio Porpora's opera coincides with the 250th anniversary of the composer's death.
The excellent cast performing on the CD includes:
Max Emanuel Cencic (Germanico)
Julia Lezhneva (Ersinda)
Dilyara Idrisova (Rosmonda)
Mary-Ellen Nesi (Arminio)
Juan Sancho (Segeste)
Hasnaa Bennani (Cecina)
Capella Cracoviensis (orchestra)
Jan Tomasz Adamus (conductor)

CD Ottone nominated for a Grammy

The CD Ottone, produced by Parnassus Arts Productions and Il Pomo d'Oro and pubished by Decca, was nominated for a Grammy in the category "Best Opera CD of the Year".
The other CDs nominated are: Berg's opera Lulu with The Metropolitan Orchestra, Berg's Wozzeck with the Houston Symphony, Bizet's Les Pecheurs des Perles with the Metropolitan Orchestra, and The Golden Cockerel with the Marinsky Orchestra.

The 2018 Grammy Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on CBS on Sunday, January 28.

Our thanks for the great cooperation go to Max Emanuel Cencic (Ottone, artistic concept), Ann Hallenberg (Gismonda), Lauren Snouffer (Teofane), Pavel Kudinov (Emireno), Xavier Sabata (Adalberto), Anna Starushkevych (Matilde) and, of course, George Petrou (conductor) and Il Pomo d'Oro (orchestra). We also thank sound master Jakob Händel, and editor David Vickers.

Ottone wins the "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik"

The German "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" goes to Ottone.
We are glad and thankful.

Max Emanuel Cencic (Ottone)
Il Pomo d'Oro (Orchestra)
Γιώργος Πέτρου / George Petrou (Conductor)
Lauren Snouffer (Teofane)
Ann Hallenberg (Gismonda)
Pavel Kudinov (Emireno)
Xavier Sabata (Adalberto)
Anna Starushkevych (Matilde)

CD-Label: Decca Classics
Producer: Parnassus ARTS Productions