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Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
This is a wonderful disc, the most exciting and enterprising operatic recital I have heard for a very long time...Kaufmann has everything, and at the age of 40 his voice may well be in its finest... — More…
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…
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Renee Fleming (soprano), Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Anna Netrebko (soprano), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Elina Garanca (mezzo), Andrea Bocelli (tenor), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Juan Diego Florez (tenor), Jose Carreras (tenor), Angela Gheorghiu...
Margaret Harshaw (Santuzza), Richard Tucker (Turiddu), Frank Guarrera (Alfio), Mildred Miller (Lola), Thelma Votipka (Lucia), Richard Tucker (Canio), Lucine Amara (Nedda), Giuseppe Valdengo (Tonio), Thomas Hayward (Beppe), Clifford Harvuot (Silvio)
Metropolitan Opera Association, Fausto Cleva
Renée Fleming, with Saito Kaoru, Lucia Mencaroni, Barbara Vignudelli, with Paolo Cautoruccio, Marco Calabrese, Saito Kaoru, Annalisa Dessi, Carlos Gomez, Gilles Armani and Choir, with Arturo Chacón-Cruz, with Emma Latis, with Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Emma Latis, Barbara Vignudelli and Choir, with Jonas...
At its best… verismo's emotional immediacy is a gift to a performer like Renée Fleming, her voice combining luscious tone and intensity. — More…
Elina Garanča (mezzo-soprano)
Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon
The sustained line in the 'Laudate Dominum' by Mozart is amazing, especially given the sedate pace, and her intonation is flawless throoughout...If this collection of titles seems like a bit... — More…
Herbert von Karajan
2CD + 1Blu-ray Audio
Due for release on 11th May 2018
Ailyn Perez (soprano), Stephen Costello (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Summers
both have full-bodied lyric voices with plenty of 'ping', flexibility and height...they sing [the Broadway selections] with such charm and affection that the switch between genres feels entirely... — More…