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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…
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…
Anna Netrebko (soprano), Yusif Eyvazov (tenor)
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
all sung with plenty of voice and abandon...when she settles into a long extract from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, with tenor husband Yusif Eyvazov and Antonio Pappano conducting, the recital hits... — More…
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…
Renata Scotto (Adriana), Plácido Domingo (Maurizio), Elena Obraztsova (La Principessa di Bouillon), Sherrill Milnes (Michonnet)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Philharmonia Orchestra, James Levine
Francesco Cilea's… dramatic balance between light and shade, delicate orchestration and thunderous melodrama, are all superbly served by the Philharmonia and James Levine on top form… Maria... — More…