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Verdi: Aida

Anja Harteros (Aida), Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Ludovic Tezier (Amonasro), Erwin Schrott (Ramfis), Marco Spotti (Il Re d'Egitto), Paolo Fanale (Un Messaggero), Eleonora Buratto (Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma; Coro dell'Accademia...

Anja Harteros can boast both the high-octane tone and the necessary level of dramatic expression to make Aida credibly three dimensional…[Ekaterina Semenchuk makes] many subtle observations pertinent... More…

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3 CDs

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 New  Offer Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande

Christian Gerhaher (Pelléas), Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande), Bernarda Fink (Geneviève), Franz-Josef Selig (Arkel), Gerald Finley (Golaud), Elias Mädler (Yniold), Joshua Bloom ((Shepherd/Doctor)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

His interpretation shares many of the strengths of Boulez’s own accounts, such as the meticulous shifts of mood and colour...One of the new recording’s great strengths lies in Rattle’s knack... More…

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3 SACD + 1 Blu-ray audio

($21.75)$18.92

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 New  Offer Charpentier, M-A: La Descente d'Orphée aux enfers

Robert Getchell (Orphée), Caroline Weynants (Eurydice), Caroline Dangin-Bardot (Oenone), Violaine Le Chenadec (Daphné), Caroline Arud (Aréthuse), Lucile Richardot (Proserpine), Stephen Collardelle (Ixion), Davy Cornillot (Tantale), Étienne Bazola (Apollon/Titye), Nicolas Brooymans (Pluton)

Ensemble...

In this unfailingly beautiful performance, Ensemble Correspondances reflects the relatively modest forces available to Charpentier…Robert Getchell is an appropriately sweet-voiced Orphée and... More…

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CD

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 Offer Barry, G: The Importance of Being Earnest

Barbara Hannigan (Cecily), Peter Tantsits (Jack Worthing), Joshua Bloom (Algernon), Katalin Károlyi (Gwendoline), Hilary Summers (Miss Prism), Alan Ewing (Lady Bracknell), Benjamin Bevan (Lane/Merriman), Joshua Hart (Dr Chasuble)

BCMG, Thomas Adès

Surely this is not only the best operatic treatment of Oscar Wilde since Salome, but also one of the few absolutely essential operas of the last 20 years...This performances features at least... More…

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CD

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 New  Offer Mozart: Il sogno di Scipione, K126

Chiara Skerath (soprano), Soraya Mafi (soprano), Klara Ek (soprano), Stuart Jackson (tenor), Krystian Adam (tenor), Robert Murray (tenor)

Classical Opera, Ian Page

The Orchestra of Classical Opera, playing on period instruments about a semitone below today’s pitch, are quite wonderful...The singers, most of them new to me, are just as fine. Stuart Jackson... More…

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2 CDs

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 Offer Birtwistle: Angel Fighter

Andrew Watts (Angel) & Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Jacob)

BBC Singers & London Sinfonietta, David Atherton

Birtwistle unleashes all his powers as a stage composer onto Stephen Plaice's text, using the whole building to create a thrilling dramatisation of the Bible story…pungent pizzicato rhythms,... More…

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CD

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Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Anna Netrebko (Iolanta), Sergey Skorokhodov (Vaudémont), Alexey Markov (Robert), Monika Bohinec (Martha), Junho You (Almerik), Lucas Meachem (Ibn-Hakia), Vitalij Kowaljow (King René), Luka Debevec Mayer (Bertrand), Nuška Rojko (Laura), Theresa Plut (Brigitte)

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra,...

Netrebko sounds radiant, if improbably imperious as the young, blind princess, who magically finds love and sight in the arms of the smitten Count Vaudémont, sung by rousing tenor Sergey Skorokhodov.... More…

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2 CDs

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Hasse, J A: Siroe re di Persia

Dresden version (1763)

Max Emanuel Cencic (Siroe), Franco Fagioli (Medarse), Julia Lezhneva (Laodice), Juan Sancho (Cosroe), Mary-Ellen Nesi (Emira), Laureen Snouffer (Arasse)

Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

a triumph. It reveals the full splendour of Hasse's score, from tender lyricism to eye-popping virtuosity...Petrou storms his way through the score, pushing the artists beyond what seems physically... More…

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2 CDs

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 New  Offer Espoir

Michael Spyres (tenor), Joyce El-Khoury (soprano)

The Hallé, Carlo Rizzi

Listening to the music composed for [Duprez] by a generation of French composers, you can understand the excitement he caused…this CD is more than musical archaeology. Spyres is a magnificent... More…

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Puccini: Turandot

Joan Sutherland (Turandot), Luciano Pavarotti (Calaf), Montserrat Caballé (Liù), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Timur), Tom Krause (Ping), Pier Francesco Poli (Pang), Piero De Palma (Pong), Peter Pears (L'imperatore Altoum), Sabin Markov (Un mandarino)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Zubin...

Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginative. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding... More…

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2 CDs + Blu-ray Audio

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