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Karita Mattila (Katia), Oleg Bryjak (Dikoi), Miroslav Dvorsky (Boris), Dalia Schaechter (Kabanicha), Guy de Mey (Tikhon), Gordon Gietz (Koudriash), Natascha Petrinsky (Varvara), Marco Moncloa (Kouliguine), Itxaro Mentxaka (Glacha) & Maria José Suerez (Flekloucha)
Coro y Orquesta del Teatro...
Its luminosity is reflected in Jiří Bělohlávek's conducting, undoubtedly the most airily lyrical Katya I can remember, which uses Mackerras's edition but applies less spiky gestures...[Mattila]... — More…
Anja Silja (Emilia Marty), Kim Begley (Albert Gregor), Victor Braun (Baron Prus), Andrew Shore (Dr. Kolenaty), Anthony Roden (Vitek)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Andrew Davis
The veteran dramatic soprano Anja Silja is dramatically and vocally fearless as the ageless diva Emilia Marty in this 1995 production from Glyndebourne, which brings out all the uncanny beauty... — More…
Olaf Bär, Eric Stocklossa, Stefan Margita, Heinz Zednik & John Mark Ainsley
Arnold Schoenberg Chor & Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Presently the only DVD version of Janácek's last opera, and it's a good one - even if it doesn't match the Scottish Opera/Welsh National staging many will remember. — More…
Sergei Leiferkus (narrator), Emanuel Ax (piano), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Anna Prohaska (soprano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Mariss Jansons
13 CDs + DVD Video
Roberta Alexander, Anja Silja, Philip Langridge, Mark Baker, Menai Davies
Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis, stage direction by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Nikolaus Lehnhoff's acclaimed 1989 Glyndebourne production makes a welcome appearance on DVD, the picture a touch grainy but still a dramatic improvement over the videotape, the sound still more... — More…
Isabel Bayrakdarian (Bystrouška, the vixen), Lauren Curnow (Fox), Quinn Kelsey (Gamekeeper), Judith Christin (Gamekeeper´s wife, Owl)
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Seiji Ozawa (conductor) & Laurent Pelly (director)
Pelly's staging has plenty of charm but precious little of the dramatic depth that makes the opera such an extraordinary experience in a great production...Bayrakadrian is an affecting Vixen... — More…
Nancy Gustafson (Katya), Felicity Palmer (Kabanicha), Ryland Davies (Tichon), Barry McCauley (Boris), John Graham-Hall (Kudrjas), Louise Winter (Varvara), Robert Poulton (Kuligin), Christine Bunning (Glasha), Linda Ormiston (Feklusha)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, Andrew...
This transfer to DVD of a 1988 Virgin VHS houses an entirely recommendable staging by Lehnhoff for Glyndebourne. He directs his excellent cast with an astonishing ability to delineate their inner... — More…