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Piotr Beczala (Riccardo), George Petean (Renato), Anja Harteros (Amelia), Okka von der Damerau (Ulrica), Sofia Fomina (Oscar)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Zubin Mehta
The foregrounding of Oscar’s character is fascinating. It’s a striking performance amid a clutch of stellar turns…The ensembles are expertly balanced by Zubin Mehta, and the orchestra plays with... — More…
Carlos Álvarez (Don Carlo), Nina Stemme (Leonora), Salvatore Licitra (Don Alvaro), Nadia Krasteva (Preziosilla), Alastair Miles (Padre Guardiano), Wiener Staatsoper, Zubin Mehta, David Pountney
Tenor Salvatore Licitra as Don Alvaro in La forza del destino, caught in Vienna 10 years ago- his singing is admirably clean, his tone noble. Alongside him, Nina Stemme is a gutsy Leonora, assiduously... — More…
79 CDs + 2 DVD Videos
Due for release on 4th May 2018
Please note: This set weighs around 3kg, so we need to charge extra postage for delivery outside of the UK. Please contact us for further details.
Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Fiorenza Cedolins (Mrs. Alice Ford), Stephanie Houtzeel (Mrs. Meg Page), Massimo Cavalletti (Ford), Eleonora Buratto (Nannetta), Javier Camarena (Fenton), Elisabeth Kulman (Mrs. Quickly), Luca Casalin (Dottore Cajus), Gianluca Sorrentino (Bardolfo), Davide Fersini...
The singers are all steeped in their roles, but would put their experience to better effect in a more traditional performance. Maestri remains a classic interpreter of the role; he savours his... — More…
Pinchas Zukerman (violin) & Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Ralf Lukas (Gunther), Matti Salminen (Hagen), Franz-Josef Kapellmann (Alberich), Jennifer Wilson (Brünnhilde), Elisabete Matos (Gutrune), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Waltraute)
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Zubin Mehta
Its brilliant use of computer graphic backgrounds and acrobatic mimes shows one can stage a truly modern, theatrically advantageous Ring without distorting its genuinely central concepts - Wagner's. — More…
live recording from the Teatro Comunale, Firenze 2007
Violeta Urmana (Leonora), Carlo Guelfi (Don Carlo), Marcello Giordani (Don Alvaro), Julia Gertseva (Preziosilla), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Padre Guardiano), Bruno De Simone (Fra Melitone), Antonella Trevisan (Curra); Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta, Nicolas Joël (director)
[Urmana] is extraordinarily persuasive as Leonora...her strong, intense delivery consistently grips...The whole is directed with great vigour by Mehta.
Slightly flawed nevertheless a powerful... — More…