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Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor)
Crazy Girl Crazy is an album that – just like its muse and protagonist – flouts the rules…The litheness of Hannigan’s voice beguiles, so that the near-segue into the Lulu Suite (1934) comes as... — More…
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Willard White (Porgy), Cynthia Haymon (Bess), Gregg Baker (Crown), Harolyn Blackwell (Clara), Cynthia Clarey (Serena), Marietta Simpson (Maria), Damon Evans (Sportin' Life)
Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle, production direction by Trevor Nunn
In an ideal world, operatic recordings would always evolve in this way...We've a real sense here of Gershwin's community, a feeling of oneness with the piece from singers who've not only lived... — More…
Eric Owens (Porgy), Laquita Mitchell (Bess), Chauncey Packer (Sportin' Life), Lester Lynch (Crown), Angel Blue (Clara), Karen Slack (Serena), Alteouise deVaughn (Maria), Eric Greene (Jake), Michael Bragg (Mingo)
San Francisco Opera, John DeMain (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (director)
The orchestra crackles from the very first mote. Eric Owens's Porgy, too, immediately weighs in as a powerful presence...Provided you're comfortable with waves of vibrato, Laquita Mitchell's... — More…
Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Wenzel Fuchs (clarinet), Stephen Hough (piano), Renée Fleming (soprano), Yefim Bronfman (piano), Janine Jansen (violin), Leon Fleisher (piano), Katia & Marielle Labeque (pianos), Sarah Chang (violin), Ana Maria Martinez (soprano), Ben Heppner (tenor), Daniel Barenboim...
Wayne Marshall (piano), Willard White (Porgy), Cynthia Haymon (Bess), Cynthia Clarey (Serena), Marietta Simpson (Maria), Damon Evans (Sportin' Life), Dianne Reeves, Pauline Malefane (soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone), Susan Graham (mezzo)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle