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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

$28.00

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Dimitris Tiliakos (Don Giovanni), Vito Priante (Leporello), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Donna Anna), Kenneth Tarver (Don Ottavio), Karina Gauvin (Donna Elvira), Guido Loconsolo (Masetto), Christina Gansch (Zerlina), Mika Kares (Il Commendatore)

MusicAeterna & MusicAeterna Choir, Teodor Currentzis

[this Don Giovanni] strips away many of our distorting performance habits, and the result is refreshing, revelatory and unsettling…Tiliakos is a dramatic Don…Loconsolo is vocally nimble and petulant... More…

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3 CDs

$21.75

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Misha Didyk (Herman), Tatiana Serjan (Lisa), Larissa Diadkova (Countess), Alexey Shishlyaev (Tomskij and Plutus), Alexey Markov (Yeletzki)

Kinderchor der Bayerischen Staatsoper & Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons

Serjan is a vibrant, fearless Lisa...Hers is a voice with plenty of ‘blade’ when required, yet she can shade it beautifully...[Didyk] surprises with his baritonal depths here as Herman, as well... More…

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3 CDs

$30.75

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Joyce DiDonato (Didon), Michael Spyres (Énée), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Cassandre), Orchestre et Choeur philharmonique de Strasbourg, Badischer Staatsopernchor, Choeur de l’Opéra du Rhin, John Nelson

Nelson drives the drama with unforced tempos but ample theatrical vitality and grandeur…Spyres isn’t as heroic an Aeneas as Jon Vickers…but sings with lyrical grace and spirit and decent if not... More…

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4 CDs + DVD Video

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Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan), Nina Stemme (Leonore), Falk Struckmann (Pizarro), Christof Fischesser (Rocco), Rachel Harnisch (Marzelline), Christoph Strehl (Jaquino), Peter Mattei (Don Fernando)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Claudio Abbado

The real star of this performance...is the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, in whose hands the music seems to glow from within. The playing is thrilling throughout, with Claudio Abbado caressing every... More…

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2 CDs

$23.25

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Roman Trekel (Wozzeck), Anne Schwanewilms (Marie), Marc Molomot (Captain), Nathan Berg (Doctor), Gordon Gietz (Drum Major), Robert McPherson (Andres), Katherine Ciesinski (Margret), Calvin Griffith (First Apprentice), Samuel Schultz (Second Apprentice), Brenton Ryan (Madman)

Houston Symphony...

This live, 2013 concert performance by the Houston Symphony, under their then outging musical director Hans Graf, benefits from a stellar cast. Much is paid to orchestral detail, and Berg’s rhythmic... More…

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2 CDs

$17.25

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Dalibor Jedlicka (Goryantchikov), Jiri Zahradnicek (Luka Morosoff), Jaroslava Janská (Alyeya), Václav Zitek (Shishkov), Antonin Svorc (Old Prisoner), Ivo Zidek (Skuratov)

Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Charles Mackerras

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2 CDs

$13.50

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Daniel Behle (Tamino), Marlis Petersen (Pamina), Daniel Schmutzhard (Papageno), Sunhae Im (Papagena), Anna-Kristiina Kaappola (Königin der Nacht), Marcos Fink (Sarastro), Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs

...this is a total experience, perfectly tailored for private listening. René Jacobs thinks of it as a Hörspiel: it's a play to be heard - I don't know a recorded Zauberflöte more thrillingly... More…

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3 CDs

$28.75

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.

Jerry Hadley (Candide), June Anderson (Cunegonde), Adolph Green (Dr. Pangloss/Martin), Christa Ludwig (Old Lady), Nicolai Gedda (Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski)

London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

an irreplaceable treasure...Jerry Hadley is an ideal Candide (what a good career as a Broadway lead he might have had in another era), June Anderson is a grand opera Cunegonde with high wattage... More…

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2 CDs

$13.50

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Karine Deshayes (Malvina), Yann Beuron (Uthal), Jean-Sébastien Bou (Larmor), Sébastien Droy (Ullin), Philippe-Nicolas Martin (Le Chef des Bardes / Le Troisième Barde), Reinoud Van Mechelen (Le Premier Barde), Artavazd Sargsyan (Le Deuxième Barde) & Jacques-Greg Belobo (Le Quatrième Barde)

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Yann Beuron is the keenly engaged Uthal, while Jean-Sébastien Bou gives Larmor a wronged nobility and Karine Deshayes is consistently expressive as the anguished Malvina. There’s characterful... More…

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CD + Book

$30.50

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