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Anna Netrebko (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass)

Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

There is no shortage of good recordings of Rossini's Stabat Mater, but few do this gloriously uplifting work as much justice as Antonio Pappano's new recording...There is a compelling commitment... More…

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de Grandis, Ganassi, Romero, Servile, Vargas

Hungarian Radio Choir; Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Budapest, Willi Humburg

Not everyone will approve, but there are ways in which this super-budget set of Il barbiere diSiviglia puts to shame just about every other version of the opera there has been. Those it may not... More…

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3 CDs

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London Philharmonic Orchestra & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Boult

As ever, Coates's music has great craftsmanship as well as good tunes and, lightweight though it is, it lies firmly within the English tradition. Here Boult finds its affinities with Elgar in... More…

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Victoria de los Angeles, Luigi Alva, Ian Wallace, Carlo Cava

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vittorio Gui

Perhaps it's a shade misleading to refer to this classic EMI recording as a 'Glyndebourne' set. It has all the ingredients of a Glyndebourne production: notably the cast, the orchestra and chorus,... More…

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Cecilia Bartoli (Rosina), Leo Nucci (Figaro), William Matteuzzi (Almaviva), Enrico Fissore (Bartolo), Paata Burchuladze (Basilio)

Chorus & Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Giuseppe Patanè

Cecilia Bartoli's rich, vibrant voice copes brilliantly with the technical demands. Like the conductor, Bartoli is wonderful at bringing out the fun. So is Leo Nucci and he gives a beautifully... More…

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Hermann Prey (Figaro), Teresa Berganza (Rosina), Luigi Alva (Almaviva), Enzo Dara (Bartolo), Paolo Montarsolo (Basilio), Stefania Malagù (Berta), Renato Cesari (Fiorello), Luigi Roni (Un Ufficiale)

The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Abbado's 1971 Barber is undoubtedly my favourite recording of [Barber] - not least for Teresa Berganza's tangy Rosina (spirited but never arch) and Luigi Alva's stylish, nimble Lindoro. Abbado's... More…

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2 CDs

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Ruxandra Donose (Cenerentola), Maxim Mironov (Don Ramiro), Simone Alberghini (Dandini), Luciano di Pasquale (Don Magnifico), Raquela Sheeran (Clorinda), Lucia Cirillo (Tisbe), Nathan Berg (Alidoro)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir Jurowski, stage direction by...

Some found Peter Hall's staging… too dark and serious, but for me it was an invigorating evening. …Vladimir Jurowski… draws highly polished and brilliant playing from the LPO of one of Rossini's... More…

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Gabriel Bacquier (Guillaume Tell), Montserrat Caballé (Mathilde), Nicolai Gedda (Arnaud), Jocelyne Taillon (Hedwige), Mady Mesplé (Jemmy), Gwynne Howell (Melchtal), Louis Hendriks (Gesler), Kolos Kovacs (Walter Furst)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lamberto Gardelli

vividly conducted by Lamberto Gardelli, with Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Gedda and Gabriel Bacquier all supplying the vocal goods. More…

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4 CDs

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Teresa Berganza, Fernando Corena, Rolando Panerai, Giuliana Travolaccini, Miti Truccata Pace, Paolo Montarsolo & Luigi Alva

Orchestra a Coro del Maggio & Musicale Fiorentino, Silvio Varviso

This recording of L'italiana in Algeri was made in the Teatro de la Pergola, Florence in the summer of 1963...Rolando Panerai is his usual incomparably humorous self. The recording is typical... More…

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Mireille Capelle (soprano), Catherine Patriasz (alto), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Jelle Draijer (bass), Wyneke Jordans (piano), Leo van Doeselaar (harmonium)

Nederlands Kamerkoor, Jos van Immerseel (piano & direction)

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