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Opera Arias & Songs

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano) & Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

Devieilhe’s singing lights up the good, the bad and the music of Ambroise Thomas with her vivid, pure tone and apparently limitless breath. Alexandre Tharaud pops in as a sensitive piano partner;... More…

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Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy

Kaufmann is a consummate artist who rethinks everything that he sings…You can almost forgive the hooded, crooner-like tone that [he] favours when his characters are interrogating their souls.... More…

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Véronique Gens (soprano)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet

Gens is in fine voice – indeed, she seems to be in her prime. Her diction is as always immaculate and she produces a stream of elegant tone…and the required vocal heft to ride Massenet’s orchestra... More…

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Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano), Ludovic Tézier (baritone)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy

Kaufmann is a consummate artist who rethinks everything that he sings…You can almost forgive the hooded, crooner-like tone that [he] favours when his characters are interrogating their souls.... More…

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Green - Melodies françaises on Verlaine’s poems

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Jerome Ducros (piano) & Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)

Quatuor Ebène

may be the single most appealing and important French song recital this side of the largely excellent but sometimes uneven Fauré and Debussy discs on Hyperion...Throughout, Jaroussky's singing... More…

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Paris, mon amour

Sonya Yoncheva (soprano), Etienne Dupuis (baritone), Celso Albelo (tenor)

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Frederic Chaslin

gleaming, virtuoso singing. More…

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Green - Melodies françaises on Verlaine’s poems

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Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Jerome Ducros (piano) & Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)

Quatuor Ebène

may be the single most appealing and important French song recital this side of the largely excellent but sometimes uneven Fauré and Debussy discs on Hyperion...Throughout, Jaroussky's singing... More…

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Revive

Elīna Garanča (mezzo)

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Roberto Abbado

The French items suit her slightly cool voice better. There’s a classy, moving grandeur to Didon’s ‘Adieu, fière cité’, and a lovely wistfulness to her Mignon…in short, here’s a beautifully regulated... More…

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Piotr Beczala: The French Collection

Piotr Beczala (tenor), Diana Damrau (soprano)

Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon, Alain Altinoglu

Crucially, his linguistic abilities are up to the challenge, and throughout the recital his French proves genuinely idiomatic. So does his appreciation of French style, with its important focus... More…

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Héroïque: French Opera Arias

Bryan Hymel (tenor)

PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, Emmanuel Villaume

The leading tenor roles of this tradition require facility and strength at the top of the voice plus power and flexibility lower down - all of which Hymel supplies; in fact, he is clearly optimum... More…

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