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Anja Harteros (Aida), Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Ludovic Tezier (Amonasro), Erwin Schrott (Ramfis), Marco Spotti (Il Re d'Egitto), Paolo Fanale (Un Messaggero), Eleonora Buratto (Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma; Coro dell'Accademia...

Anja Harteros can boast both the high-octane tone and the necessary level of dramatic expression to make Aida credibly three dimensional…[Ekaterina Semenchuk makes] many subtle observations pertinent... More…

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Anja Harteros (soprano), Sonia Ganassi (mezzo), Rolando Villazon (tenor), René Pape (bass)

Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Pappano's conducting maintains a firm control of his forces, showing a sense of drama that includes an awareness of the importance of some crucial moments of silence. Pappano's soloists are... More…

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Piero Cappuccilli (Boccanegra), Mirella Freni (Amelia/Maria), José van Dam (Paolo), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Jacopo Fiesco), José Carreras (Gabriele)

La Scala Chorus & Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

This famous recording has become a classic, a studio performance following a series of performances at La Scala in the Strehler staging. The close, slightly claustrophobic recording exactly mirrors... More…

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2 CDs

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Leontyne Price (Aida), Jon Vickers (Radamès), Rita Gorr (Amneris), Robert Merrill (Amonasro), Plinio Clabassi (Il Re di Egitto), Giorgio Tozzi (Ramfis), Franco Ricciardi (Un Messaggero), Mietta Sighiele (Una Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra e coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Sir Georg Solti

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Michele Pertusi (Falstaff), Carlos Alvarez (Ford), Bülent Bezdüz (Fenton), Alasdair Elliott (Dr. Cajus), Peter Hoare (Bardolfo), Darren Jeffrey (Pistola), Ana Ibarra (Alice Ford), Maria Josè Moreno (Nannetta), Jane Henschel (Mistress Quickly), Marina Domashenko (Meg Page)

London Symphony Orchestra...

By all accounts the performances at the Barbican were among the most enjoyable of their kind in London for a long time, and certainly the enjoyment comes across on disc. The 'how' of it isn't... More…

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Plácido Domingo (Otello), Cheryl Studer (Desdemona), Sergei Leiferkus (Iago), Ramón Vargas (Cassio), Michael Schade (Rodrigo), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Lodovico), Giacomo Prestia (Montano), Denyce Graves (Emilia), Philippe Duminy (Un Araldo)

Orchestra & Chorus of Bastille Opera, Myung-Whun...

theatre, so Otello is a difficult opera to bring off out of it. For some years now, Domingo has been, on stage, the greatest Otello of our age. On record, though, he has had less success. Leiferkus... More…

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2 CDs

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Montserrat Caballé (Aida), Plácido Domingo (Radamès), Fiorenza Cossotto (Amneris), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Ramfis), Piero Cappuccilli (Amonasro), Luigi Roni (The King of Egypt), Nicola Marinucci (Messenger) & Esther Casas (Priestess)

Royal Opera Chorus & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo...

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Maria Callas (Aida), Richard Tucker (Radamès), Fedora Barbieri (Amneris), Tito Gobbi (Amonasro), Giuseppe Modesti (Ramfis)

Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan, Tullio Serafin

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Luciano Pavarotti (Il Duca), Vladimir Chernov (Rigoletto), Cheryl Studer (Gilda), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Sparafucile), Denyce Graves (Maddalena), Jane Shaulis (Giovanna), Ildebrando d' Arcangelo (Monterone), Dwayne Croft (Marullo), Paul Groves (Borsa), Yanni Yannissis (Il Conte di Ceprano), Heidi Grant...

Levine conducts a thrustful, exceptionally high-powered reading of Rigoletto, vividly dramatic. The sound is full and immediate...Chernov is a firm, clear, virile Rigoletto...Studer is a tenderly... More…

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Nan Merriman, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Fedora Barbieri, Tito Gobbi, Tomaso Spataro, Renato Ercolani, Nicola Zaccaria, Luigi Alva, Rolando Panerai & Anna Moffo

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

This Falstaff still stands (with Toscanini) peerless in the catalogue. At its centre stands Tito Gobbi, and his is a presence large enough to encompass both the lord and the jester, the sensuous... More…

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