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Berlioz: Les Troyens

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

$37.50

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Mirages

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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Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

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

$23.50

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 Offer Revive

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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L'Opéra

jewelcase version

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy

Kaufmann is a consummate artist who rethinks everything that he sings…You can almost forgive the hooded, crooner-like tone that [he] favours when his characters are interrogating their souls.... More…

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Régine Crespin: Shéhérazade

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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 Offer Joyce DiDonato: Diva, Divo

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Edgaras Montvidas (tenor), Nabil Suliman (baritone), Elena Semenova (soprano), Pascale Obrecht (mezzo), Paolo Stupenengo (bass)

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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Espoir

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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Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été and other songs

Véronique Gens (soprano)

Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Louis Langrée

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 Offer James Ehnes - Homage

CD/DVD tribute to 12 of the world’s finest instruments

James Ehnes (violin and viola) & Eduard Laurel (piano)

The icing on the cake is provided by the DVD, which shows how Ehnes achieves miracles at close hand, including his unconventional left-hand thumb extension and relatively firm bow-hold. Beautifully... More…

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