It’s time to shout it out again. Here it comes: Viva Verdi! And this time it’s really spot on because Viva Verdi! is the title of yet another Verdi CD compilation that coincides with the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth.
This time it’s the “Rolando Villazón’s Viva Verdi! My Personal Selection”, which is available on Deutsche Grammophon CD (2 CDs), download and streaming.
The title says it all. This compilation consists of the favorite Verdi pieces and interpreters of the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón. If you want a small Verdi compilation this year this might be the one to get.
Many wonderful interpreters and recordings from Decca and Deutsche Grammophon are included. Pavarotti sings gloriously on two tracks from Rigoletto and La Traviata (both from the Decca/Richard Bonynge recordings).
The Verdi celebrations continues. And it’s only natural that you now watch the one hour BBC documentary “The Genius of Verdi with Rolando Villazón” below! Viva Verdi!
This post was originally published 11-07-2013. Last revision 11-07-2013.