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Bel Canto Arias
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Héloise Mas (Marta), Jean-Michel Bertelli (clarinet), Nabil Suliman (Polidoro), Rémi Mathieu (Ilo), Morgane Fauchois (glockenspiel), Héloise Mas (Sofia), Rémi Mathieu (Faone), Héloise Mas (Climene) & Nabil Suliman (Alcandro)
Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon,...
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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), Wojtek Gierlach (Leuthold/Un chasseur), Celso Albelo (Ruodi)
Orchestra e Coro del...
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…