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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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3 CDs

($27.50) $20.50

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Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Diana Damrau (Donna Anna), Joyce DiDonato (Donna Elvira), Rolando Villazón (Don Ottavio), Mojca Erdmann (Zerlina), Konstantin Wolff (Masetto), Vitalij Kowaljow (Commendatore)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

D'Arcangelo's full bass allows this Giovanni to register as a vocal heavyweight, a dominant male who's also an expert seducer...Nézet-Séguin supplies plenty of character, with effective tempos... More…

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3 CDs

($34.25) $25.50

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Janet Baker (Dido), Raimund Herincx (Aeneas), Patricia Clark (Belinda), Monica Sinclair (Sorceress)

English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Singers, Anthony Lewis

listening to Janet Baker as Dido in her celebrated recording made at the dawn of her career, in 1962, still leaves one breathless with admiration and moved to the core by her combination of glorious... More…

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CD

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Marschallin), Christa Ludwig (Octavian), Teresa Stich-Randall (Sophie), Otto Edelmann (Ochs), Eberhard Wächter (Faninal), Ljuba Welitsch (Marianne), Paul Kuen (Valzacchi/Tierhändler), Nicolai Gedda (Italian Singer)

Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

a recording of Strauss's operatic masterpiece that, today, remains unbettered. The Philharmonia is on sparkling form and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf gives the performance of her life. Karajan's passion... More…

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3 CDs

($22.25) $15.50

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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

($19.50) $14.50

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Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna), Gerald Finley (Count), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess), Rinat Shaham (Cherubino), Graciela Araya (Marcellina), Jonathan Veira (Bartolo), Philip Langridge (Basilio)

Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)

…so accomplished a cast, in which Gerald Finley's Count, Miah Persson's Susanna and Rinat Shaham's Cherubino stand out as ideal. More…

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DVD Video

($34.75) $26.00

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Jennifer Johnston (Jocasta), Stuart Skelton (Oedipus), Gidon Saks (Creon) & Fanny Ardant (narrator)

Gentlemen of the Monteverdi Choir & London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Johnston's superb interpretation lifts the whole performance up a couple of notches...But John Eliot Gardiner's conducting somehow misses the work's elusive power. More…

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SACD

($9.75) $7.31

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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

($24.00) $18.00

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Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Nina Stemme (Minnie), Tomasz Konieczny (Jack Rance)

Orchester & Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Franz Welser-Most

Stemme and Jonas Kaufmann succeed in making Johnson and Minnie’s last-chance-love thoroughly believable. Their singing is magnificent: supple, authoritative, sincere and tender, with due attention... More…

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Blu-ray

($21.50) $10.75

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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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2 CDs

($13.25) $10.00

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