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Massenet: Thaïs

Massenet: Thaïs


Beverly Sills (Thaïs ), Sherrill Milnes (Athanaël), Nicolai Gedda (Nicias), Richard Van Allan (Palémon), Ann-Marie Connors (Crobyle), Ann Murray (Myrtale), Norma Burrowes (La Charmeuse), Patricia Kern (Albine), Brian Ethridge (Un Serviteur )

John Alldis Choir & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Massenet composed Thaïs for a captivating soprano from California, Sybil Sanderson. Eight decades later the glamorous, but fragile Alexandrian courtesan was brought to life by another charismatic American singer, Beverly Sills. No less compelling is Sherrill Milnes as Athanaël, the ascetic monk who falls under Thaïs’s spell as he strives to save her soul. Nicolai Gedda charms as her hedonistic lover, Nicias, and not only does Lorin Maazel conducts Massenet’s perfumed score with exemplary finesse, he also plays the violin solo in the celebrated Méditation.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

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Warner Classics - The Opera Series - 9029586906

(CD - 2 discs)

Normally: $13.00

Special: $10.40

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Verdi: La Traviata

Verdi: La Traviata

1980 Recording


Renata Scotto (Violetta Valéry), Sarah Walker (Flora Bervoix), Cynthia Buchan (Annina), Alfredo Kraus (Alfredo Germont), Renato Bruson (Giorgio Germont), Suso Mariategui (Gastone), Henry Newman (Barone Douphol), Richard Van Allan (Marchese d’Obigny), Roderick Kennedy (Dottore Grenvil), Max-René Cosotti (Giuseppe) & Christopher Keyte (Commissionario)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Band of the Royal Marines, Riccardo Muti

2 CD Hardback, cloth-bound book + dust jacket

Riccardo Muti and Renata Scotto collaborated frequently, both in the recording studio and the opera house. Muti, a supreme Verdian, brings dramatic urgency and delicate lyricism to the score of La traviata while Scotto interprets Violetta with a wealth of perception and artistry.

Original digital recording

Full libretto: IT with translations in EN, DE, FR

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Warner Classics Deluxe Opera Series - 2564648318

(CD - 2 discs)

Normally: $26.75

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Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

English National Opera, 1995


Yvonne Kenny (Titania), Thomas Randle (Oberon), Simon Rice (Puck) & Richard Van Allan (King Theseus)

Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Nicholas Kok (conductor) & David Pountney (director)

Choreographed and Staged by Quinny Sacks

David Pountney’s enchanting and colourful production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen launched in 1995 by the English National Opera was received with great enthusiasm by both the public and musical press. Under the musical direction of Nicholas Kok, the English National Orchestra played a baroque music which was as crystal clear as it was expressively infectious. Next to outstanding performers of the dancing roles such as Puck (Simon Rice) and the Indian boy (Arthur Pita), an entire armada of excellent singers was summoned up such as one seldom experiences together on the baroque opera stage. These included Yvonne Kenny as Titania, Thomas Randle as Oberon and Richard Van Allan as King Theseus. Jonathan Best, with his comic portrayal of the drunken poet, was loved by the audience and praised highly by the press, while other singers like Michael Chance, Mary Hegarthy, Janis Kelly, Marc Le Brocq and Christopher Ross all contributed their talents to produce an unusual musical theatre experience, released on Blu-ray for the first time.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 16:9

Resolution: 1080i High Definition

Original Language: GB

Subtitles: DE, FR, ES

FSK: 0

Running Time: 134 Min

Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)

“[David Pountney] captures the madness of the original [production of The Fairy Queen] with a bravura staging, performed with gusto by a large ensemble. The wit and inventiveness are astounding, plus it is laugh-out-loud funny – Jonathan Best’s Drunken Poet threatens to steal the show...Yvonne Kenny’s pearlescent soprano is caught at its peak as Titania, Tom Randle is a lithe Oberon and Nickolas Kok leads a springy performance from the pit.” Classical Music ****

“it makes for a highly entertaining show...Tom Randle and Yvonne Kenny are excellent as Oberon and Titania...The dancing is imaginative and amusing, and the ENO forces under Nichoals Kok could have been performing Purcell all their lives.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

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Arthaus Musik - 108128

(Blu-ray)

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Puccini: Manon Lescaut


Montserrat Caballé (Manon Lescaut), Plácido Domingo (Chevalier Des Grieux), Noel Mangin (Geronte de Ravoir), Vicente Sardinero (Lescaut), Robert Tear (Edmondo), Richard Van Allan (The Innkeeper), Bernard Dickerson (The Dancing Master), Delia Wallis (A Singer), Robert Lloyd (Sargeant of the Royal Archers), Ian Partridge (A Lamplighter) & Gwynne Howell (A Naval Captain)

Ambrosian Opera Chorus & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Bruno Bartoletti

“The New Philharmonia Orchestra sparkles and shimmers under the baton of Bruno Bartoletti in this recording with Montserrat Caballé in the title role. She treats us to some of the most expressive Puccini singing I've ever heard in her Act Four aria, Sola, perduta, abbandonata, and she is partnered by Plácido Domingo, magnificently classy as the Chevalier des Grieux...this recording is a treasure.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, July 2014

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Warner Classics - The Opera Series - 7359822

(CD - 2 discs)

Normally: $15.25

Special: $13.72

(also available to download from $10.00)

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Massenet: Thaïs

Massenet: Thaïs


“Maazel's 1976 studio recording boasts Beverly Sills in her prime as the eponymous courtesan, exuding a cool but tangible eroticism and sounding utterly at home with the role's high tessitura. Sherrill Milnes rages splendidly as the fanatical Athanaël without ever descending into bluster, and Nicolai Gedda is luxury casting as his acolyte Nicias.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, April 2014

Summer Opera Sale

Warner Classics - The Opera Series - 3192852

(CD - 2 discs)

Normally: $15.25

Special: $13.72

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Verdi: La Traviata

Verdi: La Traviata


Renata Scotto (Violetta Valéry), Sarah Walker (Flora Bervoix), Cynthia Buchan (Annina), Alfredo Kraus (Alfredo Germont), Renato Bruson (Giorgio Germont), Suso Mariategui (Gastone), Henry Newman (Barone Douphol), Richard Van Allan (Marchese d’Obigny), Roderick Kennedy (Dottore Grenvil), Max-René Cosotti (Giuseppe) & Christopher Keyte (Commissionario)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Band of the Royal Marines, Riccardo Muti

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EMI - The Opera Series - 3192802

(CD - 2 discs)

Normally: $16.75

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Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover

Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover

(a romantic ballet opera)


Rebecca Evans, Bonaventura Bottone, Sarah Walker, Richard Van Allan, Alan Opie, Neil Jenkins

Corydon Singers & Orchestra, The New London Children's Choir, Matthew Best

Hyperion Dyads - CDD22049

(CD - 2 discs)

$14.25

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Sullivan, A: The Mikado

Sullivan, A: The Mikado


Donald Adams (The Mikado), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Nanki-Poo), Richard Suart (Ko-Ko), Felicity Palmer (Katisha), Marie McLaughlin (Yum-Yum), Janice Watson (Peep-Bo), Anne Howells (Pitti-Sing), Richard Van Allan (Pooh-Bah), Nicholas Folwell (Pish-Tush)

Welsh National Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

Building a Library

First Choice - May 2017

Telarc - CD80284

(CD)

$13.50

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Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict


Janet Baker (Béatrice), Robert Tear (Bénédict), Christiane Eda-Pierre (Héro), Helen Watts (Ursule), Thomas Allen (Claudio), Jules Bastin (Somarone), Robert Lloyd (Don Pedro), Richard van Allan (Leonato)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Presto CD

Philips - 4752212

(Presto CD - 2 discs)

$22.00

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Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict


Janet Baker (Béatrice), Robert Tear (Bénédict), Christiane Eda-Pierre (Héro), Helen Watts (Ursule), Thomas Allen (Claudio), Jules Bastin (Somarone), Robert Lloyd (Don Pedro), Richard van Allan (Leonato)

The John Alldis Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Philips - 4789303

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