Recordings

November 2012

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

ModlCDEditor's Choice

Martha Mödl: "Portrait of a Legend"
spacer Arias, scenes and songs by Beethoven, Fortner, Reimann, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Wagner. With G. Hoffman, Steger, Töpper, Suthaus, Windgassen; Raucheisen, piano; various orchestras, Bareza, Hollreiser, Keilberth, Leitner, Peters, Sébastian, Suitner, conductors. No texts. Profil Hänssler 12006 (2)

Centennial Celebration

Profil Hänssler’s tribute to Martha Mödl demonstrates her emotional intensity and penetrating use of text.



Opera and Oratorio

AtalantaCDHANDEL: Atalanta
spacer Labelle, Rydén, van de Sant; Slattery, Cutlip, McKern; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorale, 
McGegan. Text and translation. PBP 04 (2)
DeadManCDHEGGIE: Dead Man Walking
spacer DiDonato, von Stade, Brueggergosman; Cutlip; Houston Grand Opera, Summers. Virgin Classics 24632 (2)
HanselCDHUMPERDINCK: Hänsel und Gretel
spacer Teuscher, Coote, Vilsmaier; Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Dazeley; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ticciati. Libretto, translation. GFOCD 015-10 (2)
Recordings Salerni Cover 1112SALERNI: Tony Caruso's Final Broadcast
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spacer P. Fennell, Risley, Tupay, Familant, Làrusdóttir; E. Fennell, Opalach, Phares, 3 Spirit; Monocacy Chamber Orchestra, Pak. Texts. Naxos 8.669031
StuckyCDSTUCKY: August 4, 1964
spacer Mahajan, Jepson; Rideout, Gilfry; Dallas Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, van Zweden. English text. DSOL-4

Choral and Song

Recordings Five Borough cover 1112"Five Borough Songbook: 20 Composers, 20 New Songs Celebrating 1 New York"
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spacer Songs by C. Berg, Biewala, Cipullo, Courtin, Fairouz, Favand-See, Glover, R. I. Gordon, Haber, Hagen, Hennessy, Kahane, Lyons, Martín, R. Platt, Roven, M. Schickele, R. P. Thomas, Tignor and Wheeler. With Asselin, Guth, Bragle, Gaissert; Abreu, Richardson, Jameson, Blumberg, Dispensa, D. McFerrin, D. A. Moore. Bagwell, Dueck, pianos; Rhodes, violin. GPR (2)
Recordings Ockenghem Requiem Cover 1112OCKEGHEM/SØRENSEN: Requiem
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spacer Ars Nova Copenhagen, Hillier. Texts and translations. Dacapo 6.220571
Recordings Ruders Cover 1112RUDERS: Offred Suite; Tundra; Symphonie No. 3 "Dreamcatcher"
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spacer With S. Phillips; Odense Symphony Orchestra, Yoo. English texts. Bridge 9382
Recordings Herbert cover 1112"Victor Herbert: Collected Songs"
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spacer Various soloists; Hicks, piano. Notes; texts and translations for German-language songs; other texts and translations available online at www.newworldrecords.org New World Records 80726 (2) 

Recital

Kirch.LisztCDAngelika Kirchschlager and Julius Drake: "LISZT: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2" 
spacer Notes, texts and translations. Hyperion CDA 67934
SchrottAriasCDErwin Schrott: "Arias"
spacer By Bizet, Boito, Gomes, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach, Puccini, Sorozábal and Verdi. With R. Shaham; Coliban; ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rustioni. Texts and translations. Sony 88691971162
GensBerliozCDVéronique Gens: "BERLIOZ: Herminie, Les Nuits d'Été; RAVEL: Shéhérazade"
spacer Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Axelrod. Ondine 1200-2

Historical

Recordings Gruberova Cover 1112Edita Gruberová: "The Teldec Recordings"
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spacer Songs and Arias by Donizetti, Haydn, Mozart, J. Strauss Jr., R. Strauss and Verdi.With Holl, Agache, Miles; Haider, piano; Wiener Symphoniker, Orchester des Opernhauses Zürich, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Harnoncourt; Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Bonynge, Rizzi. Notes; no texts or translations (Strauss song texts and translations available online). Teldec 2564 66204-7 (4)

Video

MontezumaDVDGRAUN: Montezuma (in German)
spacer Papadjiakou, Boulin, Sieber, Gayer, Vogel; Mercker, Grönroos; Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hilsdorf. Production: Wernicke. Arthaus Musik 101 629, 140 mins., subtitled
CavDVDMASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana
spacer Komlosi, De Mola, Di Castri; S. K. Park, di Felice; Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro di San Carlo, Zhang. Production: Scaparro. Arthaus Musik 107 331, 78 mins. (opera), 31 mins. (bonus), subtitled
CendrillonDVDMASSENET: Cendrillon 
spacer DiDonato, Coote, Gutiérrez, Podleś; Lafont; Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, de Billy. Production: Pelly. Virgin Classics 60250995 (2 DVDs), 148 mins., subtitled
TritticoDVDPUCCINI: Il Trittico
spacer Il Tabarro. Westbroek; Antonenko, Gallo. Suor Angelica. Jaho, Larsson. Gianni Schicchi. Siurina; Gallo, Demuro; Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Pappano. Production: R. Jones. Opus Arte OA 1070 D (3 DVDs) or OA BD7102 D (Blu-ray), 180 mins. (opera), 20 mins. (bonus), subtitled
ScenaDVDROSSINI: La Scala di Seta 
spacer Peretyatko, Malavasi; Zapata, Zanfardino, Lepore, Bordogna; Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Scimone. Production: Michieletto. Opus Arte OA 1075 D, 105 mins. (opera), 22 mins. (bonus), subtitled 
MikadoDVDSULLIVAN: The Mikado
spacer Meister, Traubel; King, Rounseville, Marx, Holloway. VAI 4554, black and white, 52 mins. (main program), 46 mins. (bonus)
FalstaffDVDVERDI: Falstaff
spacer Frittoli, Liebau, Naef, Schmid; Maestri, Camarena, Cavalletti; Chorus and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Gatti. Production: Bechtolf. C Major 711108 (DVD) or 711204 (Blu-ray), 126 mins., subtitled
ParsifalDVDWAGNER: Parsifal
spacer W. Meier; Elming, Struckmann, Tomlinson, von Kannen; Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper, Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim. Production: Kupfer. EuroArts 2066738 (3 DVDs), 245 mins., subtitled

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