Surrender: Voices of Persephone

Ilona Domnich, Leo Nucci, Simon Over, Southbank Sinfonia

© Signum Records

Ranked among Opera Now’s ‘Top 10 High Flyers – a new generation of sopranos destined to have impressive careers in 2014’, rising operatic soprano Ilona Domnich releases her debut Signum album. Comprising arias and songs from her operatic heroines, including Gilda from Verdi’s Rigoletto; Magda from Puccini’s La Rondine; and Rosina from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Domnich is joined by Italian baritone Leo Nucci and Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Simon Over.

Release Date:9th Mar 2015
Artists: Ilona Domnich - Soprano, Leo Nucci - Baritione, Southbank Sinfonia - Orchestra, Simon Over - Conductor,

Michael Csányi-Wills: Songs With Orchestra

Ilona Domnich, Nicky Spenc, Jacques Imbrailo, Chris McKay, Londamis Ensemble, Mark Eager

© Toccata Classics

These orchestral songs by the English composer (b. 1975) all deal with the subject of loss. In Three Songs – Budapest, 1944 Csányi-Wills uses documentation from his own family history to shadow the fate of Hungary’s Jews under the Nazis. Mortality is an omnipresent theme in A. E. Housman’s Shropshire Lad poems. And Elegy for Our Time sets an anguished lament by Jessica d’Este, sparked by the death of her granddaughter in a car crash. Csányi-Wills responds to the stimulus of these dark texts with music that is hauntingly lyrical and elegiac.

Catalogue No:TOCC0329
Release Date:27th Nov 2015
Composer:Michael Csányi-Wills
Artists: Ilona Domnich - Soprano, Jacques Imbralio - Baritone, Nicky Spence - Tenor, Chris McKay - Horn,

Scott of Antarctic with Dutton Vocalion label

Ilona Domnich-soprano
Martin Yates-conductor
Royal Scottish National orchestra