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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

Unbelievable, but true: Max' birthday and 35th stage anniversary, all at once!

It all began 35 years ago, in what is today called HNK, the opera of Zagreb. Max Emanuel Cencic sang the coloratura of Die Koenigin der Nacht, went on tour with Paris' Sorbonne at the tender age of 7, and started performing infants' roles at the opera of Zagreb on September 1982.

To celebrate Max' 35th stage anniversary as well as his birthday, the opera of Zagreb will organize a gala event on September 21st, 2017.
There, the artist will perform the title role of Orfeo in Christoph W. Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, under the baton of Maestro Niksa Bareza.

Ottone "Opera of the Month" in Opera Magazine

The Opera Magazine has selected Parnassus' Ottone as "opera of the month" (August 2017).
That's good, right?

Sacred Music for the Royal Chapel of Dresden

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Bohemian-Austrian composer. A well-known name to the avid music lover…
However it is surprisingly rare to see an entire recital dedicated to his work alone. Zelenka is known for his use of harmonic structures that were seen as quite audacious for his time and he composed often extremely demanding pieces, both technically and musically, ranging from unrelenting virtuosity to the most delicate and diaphanous of melodies.

On June 10th, 2017, Parnassus Arts Productions presented this programme selected and sung by Max Emanuel Cencic, accompanied by Ensemble Desmarest conducted by Ronan Khalil:

10. Juni 2017: Eglise Romane Froville (FR)

18. Juli 2017: Cathédrale Saint-Thédorit, Uzes (FR)

03. Dezember 2017: Konzerthaus Wien (AT)

24. März 2018: Lyon (FR)