Montreal-born baritone Gerald Finley is well know for his performances in opera, especially in the operas of Mozart.
The Hyperion recording of Schubert's Winterreise is a 2015 Juno Award Nominee in category Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.
On January 30, 2015, we wish a happy birthday to Gerald Finley!
United Kingdom release date 2 March 2015
22 June 2012
Gerald Finley, bass-baritone
Julius Drake, piano
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.
Antonio Pappano and special guests Gerald Finley and Simon O'Neill introduce the music of Wagner's Parsifal.
CD release date in U.K.: 4 November 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.
July 2013The 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.
New recording: Handel/Mozart: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik
New DVD: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
The New York Philharmonic's performance of Il Prigioniero can be heard at instantencore.com
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.
Hyperion is releasing a Liederkreis CD with Gerald Finley and Julius Drake in October 2012.
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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.
Photo Credit: Sim Canetty Clarke
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