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Montreal-born baritone Gerald Finley is well know for his performances in opera, especially in the operas of Mozart.

April 2014

Schubert: “Winterreise” – Finley; Drake; Schubertiade Schwarzenberg 2012 by Jungfer_Marianne_Leizmetzerin on Mixcloud

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg
22 June 2012
Gerald Finley, bass-baritone
Julius Drake, piano

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January 2014

Gerald Finley will sing the title role in 7 performances of Verdi's Falstaff for Canadian Opera Company in Toronto from October 3 to November 1, 2014.

2013 entries

December 2013

Antonio Pappano and special guests Gerald Finley and Simon O'Neill introduce the music of Wagner's Parsifal.

October 2013

Wagner: Meistersinger [Vladimir Jurowski, Gerald Finley, Marco Jentzsch, Anna Gabler] [Glyndebourne: GFOCD 021-11], CD, amazon.co.uk

CD release date in U.K.: 4 November 2013

Wagner: Meistersinger [Vladimir Jurowski, Gerald Finley, Marco Jentzsch, Anna Gabler] [Glyndebourne: GFOCD 021-11], CD, amazon.co.uk

August 2013

I see at iTunes for the U.S. a recording of Glyndebourne's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner, but the cast appears to be described incorrectly. I imagine the recording must have been made from performances with Gerald Finley, previously released on DVD.

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg -- Glyndebourne

July 2013

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has released a recording of John Harbison's Symphony number 5 for mp3 download. This recording was made from Boston Symphony Orchestra performances led by Jiří Bělohlávek in December 2011, and features baritone Gerald Finley and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke.

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New recording: Handel/Mozart: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik

New DVD: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

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The New York Philharmonic's performance of Il Prigioniero can be heard at instantencore.com

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January 2013

2012 entries

October 2012

Gerald Finley is scheduled to be among the singers appearing at the Richard Tucker Gala on November 11, 2012, at Avery Fisher Hall.

The gala will be recorded for delayed broadcast in the United States as part of PBS's "Live From Lincoln Center" series on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Check your local listings. I wouldn't expect the gala to be on all PBS channels.

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September 2012

Hyperion is releasing a Liederkreis CD with Gerald Finley and Julius Drake in October 2012.

amazon.co.uk , October 1

amazon.com , October 9

CD Description

Gerald Finley and Julius Drake return to Schumann, following a magisterially intense Dichterliebe which won them a third Gramophone award. Here they focus on the two contrasting Liederkreis (song-circle) cycles using texts by Heine and Eichendorff. Heine is the poet of Dichterliebe, and Op 24 contains extremes of elation and despair that call all Finley's considerable dramatic powers into play. Eichendorff's seductive, crepuscular night-songs of Op 39 require the velvety tone for which this singer is equally revered. Separating these two great works are the Sechs Gedichte aus dem Liederbuch eines Malers, Op 36, which find Schumann in more homespun, folksong-influenced vein.

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Glyndebourne, 2011 performances of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

crotchet.co.uk

DVD, amazon.co.uk, release date 3 September 2012

DVD, Crotchet Classical Music, release date 3 September 2012

Blu-Ray, amazon.co.uk, release date 3 September 2012

Blu-Ray, Crotchet Classical Music, release date 3 September 2012

August 2012

Finley shows remarkable vocal artistry in Ravinia recital

"Finley & Drake Tell Tall Tales at Tanglewood," by James C. S. Liu, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

July 31, 2012

"Baritone Gerald Finley is at a high point in his career"--article in Ottawa Citizen

June 26, 2012

2011 entries

2010 entries

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Article by Dominic McHugh, musicalcriticism.com, 28 April 2007
 

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