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Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Trevor Pinnock, Yan Pascal Tortelier
Sokolov is now on a don't-touch-me pinnacle...the two concertos here present the zenith of his art. An ideal partnership with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Trevor Pinnock's direction performing... — More…
CD + DVD Video
Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna), Gerald Finley (Count), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess), Rinat Shaham (Cherubino), Graciela Araya (Marcellina), Jonathan Veira (Bartolo), Philip Langridge (Basilio)
Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)
…so accomplished a cast, in which Gerald Finley's Count, Miah Persson's Susanna and Rinat Shaham's Cherubino stand out as ideal. — More…
Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Kate Royal (Donna Elvira), Anna Samuil (Donna Anna), William Burden (Ottavio), Anna Virovlansky (Zerlina), Guido Loconsolo (Masetto), Alastair Miles (Commendatore)
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir...
this Don, played by Gerald Finley, is a master of self-control: hands in tailored pockets and operating with a steely indifference to all...And Finley give this vision vocal assurance matching... — More…
Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta, Alina Cojocaru, Leanne Benjamin, Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg, Luke Heydon & Carlos Acosta, Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares, Christopher Saunders, William Tuckett, Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle, Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Miah...
Michael Spyres (Mitridate), Patricia Petibon (Aspasia), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare), Christophe Dumaux (Farnace), Sabine Devieilhe (Ismène), Cyrille Dubois (Marzio) & Jaël Azzaretti (Arbate)
Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm
This is a really good cast. Patricia Petibon’s daunting but brilliant first aria as Aspasia, ‘Al destin’, is sung with panache and nonchalant control. Michael Spyres negotiates the great vocal... — More…
5 CDs + DVD Video
Kresimir Spicer (Lucio Silla), Lenneke Ruiten (Giunia), Marianne Crebassa (Cecilio), Inga Kalna (Lucio Cinna), Giulia Semenzato (Celia)
Teatro alla Scala, Marc Minkowski
Here’s a director who makes no apology for the work…[Pynkoski] creates his own aesthetic of artful, flowing theatricality, which is underlined effectively by Antoine Fontaine’s designs…Špicer... — More…
Gerald Finley (Figaro), Alison Hagley (Susanna), Andreas Schmidt (Count), Renée Fleming (Countess), Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Cherubino)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor) & Stephen Medcalf (director)
Gerald Finley and Alison Hagley are well-matched as the servant couple and Renee Fleming's creamy Countess is a joy. — More…
Pavol Breslik (Tamino), Kate Royal (Pamina), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Sarastro), Ana Durlovski (Queen of the Night), Michael Nagy (Papageno), Regula Mühlemann (Papagena), Annick Massis (First Lady), Magdalena Kožená (Second Lady), Nathalie Stutzmann (Third Lady), José van Dam (Speaker), James Elliott...
Think Eros and Thanatos; think the battle between life, love and death...You need quite a pool of literary reference for this production which, although it's as thoughtful and searching as Carsen's... — More…