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Marilyn Horne (Isabella), Paolo Montarsolo (Mustafa), Douglas Ahlstedt (Lindoro), Allan Monk (Taddeo), Myra Merritt (Elvira), Diane Kesling (Zulma), Spiro Malas (Haly)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine
Sparkily conducted by James Levine, Ponnelle's 1986 Met production goes for broad comedy rather than subtlety, but Marilyn Horne knows exactly how to sing Isabella, and receives strong buffo... — More…
Joyce DiDonato (Elena), Juan Diego Florez (Giacomo V), John Osborn (Roderigo), Daniela Barcellona (Malcolm), Oren Gradus (Douglas)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Michele Mariotti, Paul Curran (dir.)
Florez is his usual exuberant self, throwing off top notes casually and deserving his Niagaras of applause...DiDonato as the much sought-after heroine is, as always, in tremendous form, not only... — More…
Juan Diego Florez (Count Almaviva), Joyce DiDonato (Rosina), Pietro Spagnoli (Figaro), Alessandro Corbelli (Doctor Bartolo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Basilio), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Berta), Changhan Lim (Fiorello)
The Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano
Juan Diego Florez is the Almaviva of one's dreams, vocally and musically impeccable...and an actor of enormous charm and intelligence, whilst in the title role Pietro Spagnoli offers warmth and... — More…
Hermann Prey (Figaro), Teresa Berganza (Rosina), Luigi Alva (Almaviva), Enzo Dara (Bartolo), Paolo Montarsolo (Basilio); London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Claudio Abbado
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Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell), Malin Byström (Mathilde), John Osborn (Arnold Melchtal), Sofia Fomina (Jemmy), Nicolas Courjal (Gesler), Alexander Vinogradov (Walter Furst), Enkelejda Shkosa (Hedwige), Eric Halfvarson (Melcthal), Michael Colvin (Rodolphe), Samuel Dale Johnson (Leuthold), Enea Scala...
Musically it has a lot going for it, not least the rarely performed and ambitious score itself, conducted by Antonio Pappano with his customary zeal and stylistic insight. The leading role of... — More…
Juan Diego Flórez (Comte Ory), Diana Damrau (Comtesse Adèle), Joyce DiDonato (Isolier), Susanne Resmark (Ragonde), Michele Pertusi (Tutor), Stéphane Degout (Raimbaud)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, Maurizio Benini
Sher's production is wise, witty and completely faithful to the spirit of the piece...Damrau is peerless, giving a bravura comic performance made from winks and nudges, heavy theatrical sighing... — More…
Ruxandra Donose (Cenerentola), Maxim Mironov (Don Ramiro), Simone Alberghini (Dandini), Luciano di Pasquale (Don Magnifico), Raquela Sheeran (Clorinda), Lucia Cirillo (Tisbe), Nathan Berg (Alidoro)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir Jurowski, stage direction by...
Some found Peter Hall's staging… too dark and serious, but for me it was an invigorating evening. …Vladimir Jurowski… draws highly polished and brilliant playing from the LPO of one of Rossini's... — 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...
Paolo Bordogna (Mill), Désirée Rancatore (Fanny), Saimir Pirgu (Edoardo), Fabio Maria Capitanucci (Slook), Enrico Maria Marabelli (Norton), Maria Gortsevskaya (Clarina)
Orchestra Haydn Di Bolzano E Trento, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli
Leonardo Ferrando (Ory), Erika Miklósa (Adele), Daniela Pini (Isolier), Lars Arvidson (Tutor), Igor Bakan (Raimbaud), Irina de Baghy (Ragonde), Danka Milačić (Alice), Jonas Samuelsson (Farmer/Peasant)
Malmö Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Tobias Ringborg, Linda Mallik