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Ceri-Lyn Cissone (narrator), Alexander Knox (narrator) & Frankie Wakefield (narrator)
London Symphony Orchestra & The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
…much to enjoy here…pinpoint precision of melody-carrying flutes and violins, the sure footed bass and above all a sense that the composer is being taken seriously. — More…
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Susan Graham (Didon), Anna Caterina Antonacci (Cassandre), Renata Pokupic (Anna), Gregory Kunde (Énée), Ludovic Tézier (Chorèbe), Nicolas Testé (Panthée), Laurent Naouri (Narbal), Mark Padmore (Iopas), René Schirrer (Priam/Mercure), Topi Lehtipuu (Hylas)
Monteverdi Choir, Choeur du Théâtre...
Les Troyens hasn't fared well on DVD, but this superb authentic-instrument performance of October 2003 from the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, equals Sir Colin Davis's pioneering original. Orchestrally... — More…
Antonello Palombi (Edmondo), Patrick Denniston (Chevalier des Grieux), Paolo Montarsolo (Geronte Di Ravoir), Roberto De Candia (Lescaut), Adina Nitescu (Manon Lescaut), Richard Mosley-Evans (The Innkeeper), Sarah Connolly (A Musician), Christopher Lemmings (The Dancing Master), Kevin Sharp (A Sergeant...
Gardiner makes a surprising appearance conducting Puccini with a blend of analysis and passion, allowing a sense of delicacy to pervade where others might encourage bombast...Nitescu makes a... — More…
Live recording from the Teatro La Fenice, 1 January 2013
Desirée Rancatore (soprano) & Saimir Pirgu (tenor)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice & Members of the Ballet of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
filmed at the Chapelle Royale at Versailles
Monteverdi Choir & The English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Gardiner's 30-strong choir allows him to shape the psalm movements like richly upholstered madrigals, chiselling out contrasts between very loud and very quiet, varying the pace at will and really... — More…
DVD Video + Blu-ray