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Verdi: Don Carlo

Five-act version, sung in Italian

Rolando Villazon (Don Carlo), Marina Poplavskaya (Elisabetta di Valois), Simon Keenlyside (Rodrigo), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philip II), Sonia Ganassi (Eboli), Pumeza Matshikiza (Tebaldo), Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquisito), Robert Lloyd (Monk)

Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano, Nicholas Hytner

the love-torn relationship of the titular prince and the fiancée stolen from him by his father the king is sensitively staged and played: Rolando Villazon (in less uncertain voice than reportedly... More…

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Verdi: La Traviata

Natalie Dessay (Violetta), Charles Castronovo (Alfredo), Ludovic Tézier (Germont), Adelina Scarabelli (Annina), Silvia de la Muela (Flora Bervoix), Manuel Nunez Camelino (Gastone de Letorière), Kostas Smoriginas (Barone Douphol), Andrea Mastroni (Marchese d'Obigny), Maurizio Lo Piccolo (Dottor Grenvil)

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This is one of the most truthful and moving realisations of Verdi's La Traviata I could ever imagine...such is its intelligence in focusing on the essentials of the characters and the action... More…

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Verdi: La Traviata

Angela Gheorghiu (Violetta), Frank Lopardo (Alfredo), Leo Nucci (Giorgio Germont), Leah-Marian Jones (Flora), Gillian Knight (Annina), Robin Leggate (Gastone), Mark Beesley (Dottore Grenvil), Richard Van Allan (Baron Douphol), Roderick Earle (Marchese d'Obigny)

Orchestra & Chorus of Royal...

The singing is glorious, and this is one of the DVDs that should be the cornerstone in any collection. A superb stage spectacle. More…

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Verdi: Rigoletto

Željko Lučić (Rigoletto), Diana Damrau (Gilda), Juan Diego Florez (Il Duca di Mantova), Georg Zeppenfeld (Sparafucile), Christa Mayer (Maddalena), Angela Liebold (Giovanna), Markus Marquardt (Monterone), Matthias Henneberg (Marullo), Oliver Ringelhahn (Borsa), Markus Butter (Conte di Ceprano), Kyung-Hae...

The singers are a distinguished bunch, with Željko Lučić the most sympathetic and pathetic Rigoletto I have seen or heard...[Damrau] sings gorgeously, and her acting is first-rate. Juan Diego... More…

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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

Plácido Domingo (Riccardo), Piero Cappuccilli (Renato), Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Ulrica), Reri Grist (Oscar), William Elvin (Silvano), Gwynne Howell (Samuele), Paul Hudson (Tom), Francis Egerton (Un Giudice), John Carr (Un servo)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House,...

Abbado motivates this traditional Otto Schenk staging using the Swedish setting. Domingo is a marvellously vivid Gustavo, Cappuccilli an implacable Anckarström, while Grist steals the soprano... More…

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Verdi: Otello

Kiri Te Kanawa, Piero Cappuccilli & Vladimir Atlantov

Orchestra & Choir of Arena di Verona, Zoltan Pesko

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Verdi: I vespri Siciliani

Giorgio Zancanaro (Guido di Monforte), Enzo Capuano (Il sire di Bethune), Chris Merritt (Arrigo), Cheryl Studer (Elena)

Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti

it is Muti who, conducting tautly, ensures that this live performance carries high drama, with the orchestra too playing splendidly...the production is straightforward, with no crazy impositions... More…

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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Plácido Domingo (Simon Boccanegra), Marina Poplavskaya (Amelia Grimaldi/Maria Boccanegra), Joseph Calleja (Gabriele Adorno), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacope Fiesco), Jonathan Summers (Paolo Albiani), Lukas Jakobski (Piero)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano

The result is far more than a vanity project...overall [Domingo] makes a remarkably moving and complex creation out of it...Summers is worn but malevolent in his sharply etched portrayal of the... More…

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Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian (Helene), Bryan Hymel (Henri), Erwin Schrott (Procida), Michael Volle (Guy de Montfort), Michelle Daly (Ninetta), Neal Cooper (Thibault), Nico Darmanin (Daniéli), Jung Soo Yun (Mainfroid), Jihoon Kim (Robert), Jean Teitgen (Le Sire de Béthune) & Jeremy White (Le Comte de Vaudemont)

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Pappano draws some exquisitely supple playing from the strings and woodwind, holding plenty of energy in reserve for the grand confrontations and choruses where the brass blaze with Berlioz-like... More…

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Verdi: La forza del destino

Anja Harteros (Leonora), Jonas Kaufmann (Alvaro), Ludovic Tézier (Carlo), Nadia Krasteva (Preziosilla), Vitalij Kowaljow (Padre Guardiano), Renato Girolami (Fra Melitone)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Asher Fisch (conductor) & Martin Kušej (director)

A large part of the characterisation comes from the sheer quality of Harteros’s singing, poised and perfectly shaped, with an impeccable sense of style, the voice itself slightly hazy in colour... More…

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