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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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René Pape (Sarastro), Erika Miklósa (Königin der Nacht), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Christoph Strehl (Tamino), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Papageno), Julia Kleiter (Papagena), Georg Zeppenfeld (Sprecher), Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos), Caroline Stein (Erste Dame), Heidi Zehnder (Zweite Dame), Anne-Carolyn...

This is certainly the most desirable version using modern instruments to appear since Solti's second recording in 1990. That said, its characteristics are rather nearer William Christie's 1995... More…

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2 CDs

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Natalie Dessay (Marie), Juan Diego Flórez (Tonio), Felicity Palmer (La Marquise de Birkenfeld), Alessandro Corbelli (Sulpice), Donald Maxwell (Hortensius), Dawn French (La Duchesse de Crackentorp)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bruno Campanella, Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's opéra comique was one of the highlights of the Royal Opera's 2006-7 season, and viewing this well-produced DVD of the show it's perfectly obvious why.... More…

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Jutta Vulpius, Elisabeth Schärtel, Maria Graf, Gustav Neidlinger, Astrid Varnay, Maria von Ilosvay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Georgine von Milinkovic, Mina Bolotine, Hermann Uhde, Josef Greindl, Gré Brouwenstijn

Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth

…Götterdämmerung with white-hot immediacy. The cast is superb, from Norns and Rhinemaidens upward. Keilberth sweeps them all along the path of tragedy with compellingly balanced drive and spaciousness,... More…

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4 CDs

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Natalie Dessay (Marie), Juan Diego Flórez (Tonio), Felicity Palmer (La Marquise de Birkenfeld), Alessandro Corbelli (Sulpice), Donald Maxwell (Hortensius), Dawn French (La Duchesse de Crackentorp)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bruno Campanella

Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's opéra comique was one of the highlights of the Royal Opera's 2006-7 season, and viewing this well-produced DVD of the show it's perfectly obvious why.... More…

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Jerry Hadley (Candide), June Anderson (Cunegonde), Adolph Green (Dr. Pangloss/Martin), Christa Ludwig (Old Lady), Nicolai Gedda (Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski)

London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

an irreplaceable treasure...Jerry Hadley is an ideal Candide (what a good career as a Broadway lead he might have had in another era), June Anderson is a grand opera Cunegonde with high wattage... More…

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2 CDs

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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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Peter Hofmann (Parsifal), Dunja Vejzovic (Kundry), Kurt Moll (Gurnemanz), José van Dam (Amfortas), Siegmund Nimsgern (Klingsor), Victor von Halem (Titurel), Hanna Schwarz (Alto Stimme)

Berlin German Opera Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

In most respects this is the most perfect, atmospheric Parsifal yet committed to disc or cassette. Admitting the vocal imperfections, few as they are, the set attempts an artistic, or at least... More…

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4 CDs

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Anna Netrebko (Mimi), Rolando Villazón (Rodolfo), Nicole Cabell (Musetta), Mariusz Kwiecien (Marcello), Boaz Daniel (Schaunard), Vitalij Kowaljow (Colline), Kevin Connors (Parpignol), Tiziano Bracci (Benoit/Alcindoro)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bertrand de Billy

As Rodolfo, Rolando Villazón is magnificent, by turns ardent and angry and there's a stream of bright golden tone in a ringing 'O soave fanciulla'. More…

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Sena Jurinac (Leonore), Jon Vickers (Florestan), Gottlob Frick (Rocco), Hans Hotter (Pizarro), Elsie Morison (Marzelline), John Dobson (Jaquino), Forbes Robinson (Fernando), Joseph Ward (First Prisoner), Victor Godfrey (Second Prisoner)

Covent Garden Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Otto Klemperer

Here is the first night of Otto Klemperer's legendary 1961 Fidelio, from the Royal Opera House, to challenge his noted studio set from a year later.This confirms the Achilles' heel of Walter... More…

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