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Juan Diego Florez Signs Exclusive Recording Deal with Sony Classical

Magazine article Gramophone

Juan Diego Florez Signs Exclusive Recording Deal with Sony Classical

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Tenor Juan Diego Florez is joining the Sony Classical label after 15 years with Decca. Although Sony has yet to announce details of the first disc, a release date of autumn 2017 has been given.

'Recordings are such a different means of expression for an opera singer,' said Florez, reflecting on his new contract. 'Musically, they allow you to explore and try new and exciting things, such as new colours and ways of interpretation. Working in the studio has fascinated me for a long time and I am full of new ideas I want to realise with Sony. I look forward to working with the Sony team to bring great recordings to music lovers around the world.'

The Peruvian singer's recent Decca releases have included a number of recitals, including 'Italia' (a programme of Neapolitan and Italian songs) in 2015 and 'L'Amour' (French operatic repertoire) in 2014, while he can be seen on DVD in sets including Bellini's I puritani and Rossini's Guillaume Tell (both Decca), as well as Donizetti's La fille du regiment on the Erato label, in which he stars alongside Natalie Dessay in a Royal Opera House production directed by Laurent Pelly that was widely acclaimed. …

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