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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

Kožená’s Melisande has a firm streak of red-blooded coquettish defiance that is effective, even if it belies the character’s customary blanched fragility. Christian Gerhaher’s Pélleas is similarly... More…

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3 SACDs + Blu-ray Audio

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Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Claire Watson (Marschallin), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Annelie Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Margarethe Bence (Annina) & Gerhard Unger (Italian singer)

Bavarian State Opera, Carlos Kleiber

This performance from 1973 is notable for its extraordinary textural clarity, in this densest of scores, and its rhythmic vitality. The vocal hero of the occasion is Brigitte Fassbaender as... More…

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3 SACDs

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Julie Fuchs (Leïla), Cyrille Dubois (Nadir), Florian Sempey (Zurga), Luc Bertin-Hugault (Nourabad); Les Cris de Paris & Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch

2 SACDs

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Emily Magee (Salome), Wolfgang Koch (Jochanaan), Michaela Schuster (Herodias), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Benjamin Bruns (Narraboth)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada

What we gain here in exemplary clarity of Strauss’s sonic spider-web we lose in momentum for, say, the climactic welter which ends in Jokanaan’s curse…Magee as the spoiled princess propels the... More…

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2 SACDs

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Simon O’Neill (Otello), Gerald Finley (Iago), Anne Schwanewilms (Desdemona), Allan Clayton (Cassio), Ben Johnson (Roderigo), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Lodovico), Matthew Rose (Montano), Lukas Jakobski (Herald) & Eufemia Tufano (Emilia)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Colin Davis

everything contributes to accentuating extremes: Colin Davis gets the LSO, in shattering form, to play chords like cannon shots...The two male leads are superb: Simon O'Neill is the most complete... More…

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2 SACDs

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World Premiere Recordings

Soraya Mafi (Teresa), Thomas Elwin (Alfredo), James Cleverton (Arrostino), Sharon Carty (Minestra), John-Colyn Gyeantey (Risotto), Catherine Carby (Nita), John Savournin (Bartolo), Geoffrey Dolton (Pietro), Madeleine Shaw (Ultrice), Martin Lamb (Elvino)

BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers, John...

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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Camilla Nylund (Elsa), Katarina Dalayman (Ortrud), Evgeny Nikitin (Friedrich von Telramund), Falk Struckmann (Heinrich der Vogler)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir, Dutch National Opera Chorus, Mark Elder

This is in some ways the finest modern recording of Lohengrin, in the first place on account of Sir Mark Elder’s superbly detailed, passionate and large-scale conducting of the Royal Concertgebouw... More…

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3 SACDs

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Gary Lehman (Parsifal), Violeta Urmana (Kundry), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Evgeny Nikitin (Amfortas), Alexei Tano Vitski (Titurel) & Nikolai Putilin (Klingsor)

Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus, Valery Gergiev

What really distinguishes this...is Gergiev. His reading is vivid and luminous, generally expansive but with fluidly shifting tempos, unashamedly guilty of theatrical excitement. Yet he evokes... More…

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4 SACDs

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Jennifer Johnston (Jocasta), Stuart Skelton (Oedipus), Gidon Saks (Creon) & Fanny Ardant (narrator)

Gentlemen of the Monteverdi Choir & London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Johnston's superb interpretation lifts the whole performance up a couple of notches...But John Eliot Gardiner's conducting somehow misses the work's elusive power. More…

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SACD

$9.75

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Vladislav Sulimsky, Alexei Tanovitski, Tatiana Kravtsova, Andrei Popov, Sergei Semishkur, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Vadim Kravets, Sergei Skorokhodov, Yevgeny Strashko, Elena Vitman & Zhanna Dombrovskaya

Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus, Valery Gergiev

…Gergiev… wrings superb playing from his band, bringing real panache to the rapid alternations of contrast and grotesquerie and to the brilliantly inventive interludes. Vladislav Sulimsky as... More…

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2 SACDs

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