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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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Robert Murray (tenor)

Gabrieli Consort and Players, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble, Paul McCreesh

McCreesh provides pretty much the enormous forces Berlioz demands- 60 tenors at least- singing French Latin, as well as mostly original instruments… it’s fascinating. More…

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2 CDs

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Régine Crespin (soprano)

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Sumptuous of tone, supremely sensitive, Crespin was born to illuminate the art of French song. Whether floating the seductive allure of Ravel or revelling in the wit of Poulenc these recordings... More…

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Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Orchestre et Choeur de L'Opéra National De Lyon, Kazuko Ono

Proof of DiDonato's consummate musicianship is everywhere here...For sheer beauty of tone, legato that defies gravity and singing that restores your faith in human nature, listen last of all... More…

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Opera Arias & Songs

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano) & Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

Devieilhe’s singing lights up the good, the bad and the music of Ambroise Thomas with her vivid, pure tone and apparently limitless breath. Alexandre Tharaud pops in as a sensitive piano partner;... More…

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Shaw

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2 CDs

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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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Vadim Repin, Daniel Hope (violins)

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel

I was initially caught off-guard by the understated elegance of Borusan Berlioz – the first three movements are urbane, almost courtly, but once we start hurtling towards the Scaffold it’s a... More…

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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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Véronique Gens (soprano)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

…a wonderful odyssey through late Baroque to early Romantic French opera. Gens's agile voice is the perfect vehicle to cope with these emotional extremes, from the enchanting to the chilling.... More…

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