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The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court
Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
Harmonia Mundi's production has all the sumptuousness of the original Medici spectacle...The performances are highly polished, chorus and ensemble, producing a glossy and liberally embellished... — More…
2 CDs + Book
Monteverdi, Caccini, Merula, Brunelli, Castello, Cima, Landi
Karim Sulayman (tenor)
Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell
Sulayman’s approach tends more towards the lyrical than the rhetorical – his lucid, velvety tenor and pop-star charisma best suited to melodious arias rather than the text-driven stile recitativo…Under... — More…
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto/musical direction), Shai Kribus (oboe), Patrick Langot (cello), Marie-Domitille Murez (harp) & Miguel Rincòn (theorbo)
Her approach is highly expressive, coaxing performances are nothing if not fiery. Stutzmann wrings every ounce of meaning and emotion from the texts, lending them real dramatic power – even outside... — 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...