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Wagner: Parsifal

Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), Peter Mattei (Amfortas), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), Rúni Brattaberg (Titurel), Maria Zifchak (Stimme)

Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera, Daniele Gatti, Francois Girard (dir.)

Kaufmann is the Parsifal we've all been waiting for...Matching his agonies are those of Peter Mattei's Amfortas and Katarina Dalayman's lustrous, secure Kundry, while the relaxed, minimal gestures... More…

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2 DVD Videos

$17.00

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 Offer Wagner: Die Walküre

Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Petra Lang (Brünnhilde), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Heidi Melton (Sieglinde), Falk Struckmann (Hunding), Sarah Castle (Waltraute), Karen Foster (Gerhilde), Katherine Broderick (Helmwige), Anna Burford (Schwertleite), Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde), Aurhelia...

Drawing airy, luminescent textures from the Hong Kong players, [van Zweden] drives the drama excitingly [and] his singers respond superbly…Goerne brings Wotan’s fearful conflicts of love and... More…

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Blu-ray Audio

($20.50)$16.40

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Wagner: Parsifal

Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), Peter Mattei (Amfortas), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), Rúni Brattaberg (Titurel), Maria Zifchak (Stimme)

Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, Daniele Gatti, Francois Girard (dir.)

Kaufmann is the Parsifal we've all been waiting for...Matching his agonies are those of Peter Mattei's Amfortas and Katarina Dalayman's lustrous, secure Kundry, while the relaxed, minimal gestures... More…

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Blu-ray

$21.50

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 Offer Wagner: Die Walküre

Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Petra Lang (Brünnhilde), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Heidi Melton (Sieglinde), Falk Struckmann (Hunding), Sarah Castle (Waltraute), Karen Foster (Gerhilde), Katherine Broderick (Helmwige), Anna Burford (Schwertleite), Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde), Aurhelia...

Drawing airy, luminescent textures from the Hong Kong players, [van Zweden] drives the drama excitingly [and] his singers respond superbly…Goerne brings Wotan’s fearful conflicts of love and... More…

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4 CDs

($30.25)$24.20

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 Offer Wagner: Das Rheingold

Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Kim Begley (Loge), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Deborah Humble (Erda), Peter Sidhom (Alberich), Anna Samuil (Freia), Kwangchul Youn (Fasolt), Stephen Milling (Fafner), David Cangelosi (Mime), Charles Reid (Froh), Oleksandr Pushniak (Donner), Eri Nakamura (Woglinde), Aurhelia...

Sidhom's dark-leather tone and malevolent characterisation make an impressive Alberich, fellow Briton Kim Begley is a smooth, sardonic Loge, ideally lyrical in his narration...Van Zweden conducts... More…

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2 CDs

($17.00)$13.60

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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Nelsons directs with his customary zest and watchful sensitivity, while securing uncommonly articulate results from his dedicated band…a memorably alive and intrepidly characterful conception... More…

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CD

$14.75

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 Offer Wagner: Das Rheingold

Matthias Goerne (Wotan), Kim Begley (Loge), Michelle DeYoung (Fricka), Deborah Humble (Erda), Peter Sidhom (Alberich), Anna Samuil (Freia), Kwangchul Youn (Fasolt), Stephen Milling (Fafner), David Cangelosi (Mime), Charles Reid (Froh), Oleksandr Pushniak (Donner), Eri Nakamura (Woglinde), Aurhelia...

the Hong Kong Philharmonic sound fully up for the occasion and have the stamina for this demanding piece…Matthias Goerne sings Wotan beautifully with much baritonal sophistication, predictable... More…

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Blu-ray Audio

($13.25)$10.60

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

Wagner without Words

Llyr Williams (piano)

It makes for a varied and rewarding programme enriched by Williams's velvet touch, meticulous voicing, attention to detail and judiciously graded dynamics. For me, he is at his best in the music... More…

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2 CDs

$22.25

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Bryn Terfel (Holländer), Anja Kampe (Senta), Matti Salminen (Daland), Marco Jentzsch (Erik), Liliana Nikiteanu (Mary), Fabio Trümpy (Steuermann)

Philharmonia Zurich, Alain Altinoglu

an excellent musical performance, with Bryn Terfel at his finest, and Anja Kampe as an inspired Senta. The veteran Matti Salminen still sings sumptuously as Daland, indeed every member of the... More…

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DVD Video

$18.00

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