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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

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Anja Harteros (Leonora), Jonas Kaufmann (Alvaro), Ludovic Tézier (Carlo), Nadia Krasteva (Preziosilla), Vitalij Kowaljow (Padre Guardiano), Renato Girolami (Fra Melitone)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Asher Fisch (conductor) & Martin Kušej (director)

A large part of the characterisation comes from the sheer quality of Harteros’s singing, poised and perfectly shaped, with an impeccable sense of style, the voice itself slightly hazy in colour... More…

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2 DVD Videos

($17.00) $12.00

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Anja Harteros (Leonora), Jonas Kaufmann (Alvaro), Ludovic Tézier (Carlo), Nadia Krasteva (Preziosilla), Vitalij Kowaljow (Padre Guardiano), Renato Girolami (Fra Melitone)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Asher Fisch (conductor) & Martin Kušej (director)

A large part of the characterisation comes from the sheer quality of Harteros’s singing, poised and perfectly shaped, with an impeccable sense of style, the voice itself slightly hazy in colour... More…

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Blu-ray

($21.50) $10.75

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

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Frederic Chaslin

gleaming, virtuoso singing. More…

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CD

$14.75

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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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CD

$14.75

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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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CD

$14.75

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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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CD

$15.75

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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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CD

$14.75

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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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CD

$14.75

Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

Željko Luèiæ (Macbeth), René Pape (Banquo), Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth), Claudia Waite (Lady-in-Waiting to Lady Macbeth), Christopher Job (A Servant of Macbeth), Raymond Renault (Duncan, King of Scotland), Noah Baetge (Malcolm, Duncan’s Son), Joseph Calleja (Macduff, Thane of Fife), Moritz Linn (Fleance,...

[Noble's] direction is frequently gripping, aided by two magnificent central performances. Anna Netrebko's darker soprano of recent years is not perfectly suited to Verdi's heavier roles...it... More…

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Blu-ray

$23.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days