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Bel Canto Arias
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Héloise Mas (Marta), Jean-Michel Bertelli (clarinet), Nabil Suliman (Polidoro), Rémi Mathieu (Ilo), Morgane Fauchois (glockenspiel), Héloise Mas (Sofia), Rémi Mathieu (Faone), Héloise Mas (Climene) & Nabil Suliman (Alcandro)
Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon,...
everyone who cares about singing should promote it immediately to the top of their letters to Santa. Creamy, sumptuous, almost flawless - every adjective may be a cliché, but how else to describe... — More…
Pretty Yende (soprano)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Sagripanti
She begins with a nigh-on immaculate account of the waltz song from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. To the Mad scene from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor…she brings a pure and ethereal tone, entering... — More…
Natalie Dessay (Lucia), Piotr Beczala (Edgardo), Vladislav Sulimsky (Enrico), Dmitry Voropaev (Arturo), Ilya Bannik (Raimondo), Zhanna Dombrovskaya (Alisa) & Sergei Skorokhodov (Normanno)
Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus, Valery Gergiev
Everything Dessay does is lovely, but there is a lack of the desperation which should pervade the role...[Beczala is] actually more moving and Italianate than Dessay. Still, as post-Maria Callas... — More…
Piotr Beczala (tenor), Diana Damrau (soprano)
Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon, Alain Altinoglu
Crucially, his linguistic abilities are up to the challenge, and throughout the recital his French proves genuinely idiomatic. So does his appreciation of French style, with its important focus... — More…
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, with Olga Borodina, Oleg Boshnyakovich (piano), Mikhail Arkadiev (piano)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Kirov Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Cantus Dei Choir of Moscow, Red Army Choir & State...
A well-rounded portrait of Hvorostovsky's extensive repertoire — More…