Recordings

August 2016

Reviews of the latest opera CDs and DVDs — both remastered reissues of the greats and new recordings by today's most notable artists.

Recordings Giovanna cover 816Editor's Choice

VERDI: Giovanna d’Arco
DVD Button Pratt; Borras, Cervellera, Kim, Cordaro; Chorus of Teatro Petruzzelli, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Frizza. Production: Ceresa. Dynamic 37676 (DVD), 117 mins., subtitled

D’Arc Horse

Verdi’s neglected telling of the French saint’s death gets a chance in Italy.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Home Harbor Cover 816ABEL: Home is a Harbor
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CD Button Chamberlin, Pisturino, DeStefano; Keenan, Akinboboye, Levin, Cossey; La Brea Sinfonietta, Makino. English texts. Delos DE 3495 (2)
Recordings Bach Ballet Cover 816BACH: Matthäus-Passion
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DVD Button Shirai, Schiml; Schreier, Weikl, Grundheber; Knabenchor Hannover; Knabenchor St. Michaelis; St.-Michaelis-Orchester & Chor/Jena. Arthaus Musik 100218 (3)
Recordings Satanella Cover 816BALFE: Satanella
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CD Button Silver, Carby; Wang, Gregory, Bowes. John Powell Singers; Victorian Opera Orchestra; Bonynge. Online libretto. Naxos 8.660378-79 (2)
Recordings Bertoni Cover 816BERTONI: Orfeo
CD Button Genaux, Mazzulli; Petryka; Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte and Coro Accademia di Santo Spirito di Ferrara, Zarpellon. Italian libretto. FraBernardo FB 1601729
Recordings Carmen Cover 816BIZET: Carmen
DVD Button Rice, Kovalevska, Xanthoudakis, Murrihy; Hymel, Argiris, Courjal, Kimberg; Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Carydis. Production: Zambello. Opus Arte OA 1197 D, 155 mins., subtitled
Recordings Ghosts of Versailles cover 816CORIGLIANO: The Ghosts of Versailles
CD Button Racette, Tappan, Yu, Schaufer, Rapier, LuPone; Guerrero, Brubaker, Scully, Ryan, Maltman, Meachem, Sigmundsson; LA Opera Orchestra, Conlon. English text. Pentatone PTC 5186538 (2)
Recordings Perfect American Cover 816GLASS: The Perfect American
CD Button Kelly, McLaughlin, Lomas; Purves, Pittsinger, Kaasch; Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real Madrid, D. R. Davies. Text. Orange Mountain Music OMM 0102 (2)
Recordings Arminio Cover 816HANDEL: Arminio
CD Button Claire, Donose; Cenčić, Sabata, Yi, Sancho, Magoulas; Armonia Atenea, Petrou. Text and translations. Decca 478 8764 (2)
Recordings Imeneo Cover 816HANDEL: Imeneo (1742 version)
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CD Button Piccinini, Arcari, Hallenberg; Staveland, Beggi; Europa Galante, Biondi. Glossa 923405 (2)
Recordings Ganassi Cover 816HANDEL: Rodelinda, Regina de’ Longobardi
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CD Button Ganassi, De Liso; Fagioli, Giovannini, Fanale, Myshketa; Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Fasolis. No texts. Dynamic CDS 7724/1-2 (2)
Recordings Aiglon cover 816HONEGGER & IBERT: L’Aiglon
CD Button Gillet, Guilmette, Lemieux; Barrard, Dupuis, Sly; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Nagano. Texts and translations. Decca 479 9502 (2)
Recordings Morte Orfeo Cover 816LANDI: La Morte d’Orfeo
CD Button Koslowsky, Kroese; Chance, Cordier, Elwes, Jochens, van der Meel, van der Kamp, De Roo; Currende, Tragicomedia, Stubbs. Libretto, no translation. Panclassics 10331 (2)
Recordings Dardanus Cover 816RAMEAU: Dardanus
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CD Button Devieilhe, de Negri, Arquez; Richter, Arnould, Fernandes, Buet, Champion; Ensemble Pygmalion, Pichon. French text and English translation. Alpha 964 (2)
Recordings Grand Duke Cover 816SULLIVAN: The Grand Duke
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CD Button Ashworth, Schroeder, Cowen; Desnoyers, Spencer, Stafford, Neely, Uzelac; Lamplighters Music Theatre, Kanouse. No texts. lamplighters.org (2)
Recordings Susa Dangerous Liaisons Cover 816SUSA: The Dangerous Liaisons
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CD Button Shapiro, Todd, Dugan, Nickell, Devlin; Sewell, Murray; Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra, Manahan. English text. Albany Records, Troy 1618 (2)
Recordings Dorfschule Cover 816WEINGARTNER: Die Dorfschule
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CD Button McCarthy, Lewek, Kurucova, Zhidkova; Bieber, Peña, Bronk, Pauly; Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Lacombe. CPO 777-813
Recordings Wolf Ferrari Cover 816WOLF-FERRARI: Il Campiello
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CD Button Canzian, Mian, Cigna; Sogmaister; Cosotti, Pamio,Patti; Leoni, Proferisce, Boletta; Coro Li. Ve., Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Romani. Text & translation. Bongiovanni 2478 (2)

Choral and Song

Recordings Dresden Passion Cover 816Dresden Passion
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CD Button Vocal and instrumental music by Bernhard, Colander, Peranda, Schütz, and Seidel. Cappella Sagittariana Dresden, Schuster. Partial libretto and translation. Rondeau Productions ROP612122 (2)
Recordings Sleeper Glass Darkly lg 816SLEEPER: Through a Glass Darkly and other works
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CD Button Kyriakidou; 21st Ensemble, Zeniodi (Through a Glass Darkly); Skarkova; Radiushina (piano); Brno Philharmonic, Sleeper (The Silver Mirror); Russian National Orchestra, Sleeper (Adagio); Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Phillips (Symphony No. 4); English texts. Uroboros Music 
Recordings Thomson Cover 816THOMSON: "The Complete Songs"
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CD Button Pelletier, McMurtry; Hite, Engebreth; D’Amato, Osborn, piano; McDonald, percussion. New World Records 80775-2 (3)

Recital

Recordings Theodossious Cover 816Dimitra Theodossiou: "In Concerto"
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CD Button Laro, piano. No texts or translations. Bongiovanni GB 2567-2
Recordings Matthew Rose 816Matthew Rose: "Arias for Benucci"
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CD Button Arias by Mozart, Martín y Soler, Salieri, Sarti. Arcangelo, J. Cohen. Hyperion CDA 68078
Recordings Pirgu Cover 816Saimir Pirgu: "Il Mio Canto"
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CD Button Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Scappucci. Texts and translations. Opus Arte OA CD9041D

Historical

Recordings Dido Cover 816PURCELL: Dido And Aeneas
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CD Button Veasey, Donath, Wallis, Bainbridge, Knight; Patterson, Allen, Shirley-Quirk; Academy of St Martin in the Fields and John Alldis Choir, Davis. Pentatone PTC 5186-230
Recording Lohengrin Cover 816WAGNER: Lohengrin
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CD Button Bjoner, Varnay, Hopf, Nöcker, Metternich, Böhme; Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera, Knappertsbusch. No text or translation. Orfeo C900 153 D (3)

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