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Bel Canto Arias

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon, Riccardo Minasi

everyone who cares about singing should promote it immediately to the top of their letters to Santa. Creamy, sumptuous, almost flawless - every adjective may be a cliché, but how else to describe... More…

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Live at the Wigmore Hall

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano) & Antonio Pappano (piano)

both of these artists know how to deliver popular material with skill and grace...[in the Haydn] DiDonato's interpretative imagination matches Tony Pappano's thoughtful and pianistic approach...[Pappano]... More…

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Michael Spyres (tenor), Joyce El-Khoury (soprano)

The Hallé, Carlo Rizzi

Listening to the music composed for [Duprez] by a generation of French composers, you can understand the excitement he caused…this CD is more than musical archaeology. Spyres is a magnificent... More…

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Rossini Opera Arias & Duets

Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Patrizia Ciofi (soprano)

Orchestre national de Montpellier Occitanie, Enrique Mazzola

Lemieux is paired with the dreamy, soft soprano of Patrizia Ciofi and their voices intertwine very nicely in the Norma-like consecutive thirds of Tancredi’s ‘Lasciami: non t’ascolto’. The celebrated... More…

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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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Franco Fagioli (countertenor)

Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

[Fagioli] certainly has a distinctive, plum-coloured voice, very mezzo-ish in timbre, ranging somewhere between Cecilia Bartoli and Ewa Podlés…he certainly throws himself into high notes with... More…

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Greta Bradman (soprano)

English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Bradman has it all – a richness and range of colour in the middle voice that puts many mezzos to shame, extreme high notes of extraordinary fullness, and the sparkling-clean coloratura that usually... More…

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John Osborn (Otello), Cecilia Bartoli (Desdemona), Peter Kálmán (Elmiro), Javier Camarena (Rodrigo/Lucio), Edgardo Rocha (Iago) & Liliana Nikiteanu (Emilia)

Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich & Orchestra La Scintilla, Muhai Tang

Osborn sings with appreciable technical command and dramatic insight. So does Cecilia Bartoli, once again in shining form...That the piece stands up so well is due not only to the cast and production;... More…

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Nicola Alaima (Tell), Marina Rebeka (Mathilde), Juan Diego Flórez (Arnaud), Amanda Forsythe (Jemmy), Veronia Sieoni (Hedwige), Simon Orfila (Walter Furst), Luca Tittoto (Gesler), Alessandro Luciano (Rodolphe)

Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Michele Mariotti

Flórez, the finest stage Arnold of modern times, [is] here at the very peak of his powers...Vick is at his best directing one-to-one encounters...Alaimo's burly Tell looks every inch Rossini's... More…

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Nicola Alaima (Tell), Marina Rebeka (Mathilde), Juan Diego Flórez (Arnaud), Amanda Forsythe (Jemmy), Veronia Sieoni (Hedwige), Simon Orfila (Walter Furst), Luca Tittoto (Gesler), Alessandro Luciano (Rodolphe)

Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Michele Mariotti

If Florez's excellent performance, both vocal and dramatic, feels like the raison d'etre of the production, then hes surrounded by a very fine cast in the other major assignments. Nicola Alaimo... More…

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