Recordings

February 2012

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

AlagnaPasionCDEditor's Choice

Roberto Alagna: "Pasión"
spacer Songs from Central and South America. With Downs; Cassar, arranger and musical director. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 476 461 3

Latin Spice

Roberto Alagna delivers a bold concierto of songs from Central and South America.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Frasquita Cover 212LEHÁR: Frasquita
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spacer Noack, Scherwitzl, Ornetsmüller, Kharverko; Schirrmacher, Bergmann, Massl, Zisterer; Lehár Festival (Bad Ischl) Orchestra and Chorus, Praxmarer. Notes, no text or translation. CPO 777 592 (2)
Recordings Confession cover 212LUCAS: Confession
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spacer C. Webber, Davey, D. Wangerin; Benevento, Balonek; Purchase Symphony Orchestra, Murphy. Texts. Albany TROY 1306
Recordings MacFarren Cover 212MACFARREN: Robin Hood
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spacer Jordan, Ashman; Spence, Hulbert, Hurst, Mackenzie-Wicks, Molloy, Knox; John Powell Singers; Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Corp. Libretto online only. Naxos 8.660.306 (2)

Choral and Song

Recordings Britten cover 212BRITTEN: "Songs, Volume 1"
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spacer Broderick, Hughes; Geer, Johnson, Spence, Tortise, Tritschler, Smith; Martineau, piano. Texts and translations. Onyx Classics 4071 (2)
Recordings Faure Cover 212FAURÉ: Requiem, et al.
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spacer Jaroussky, Goerne; Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Paris, P. Järvi. Virgin Classics 5099967867059
Recordings Voces8 Cover 212Voces8: "Brahms, Reger, Bruckner"
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spacer Choral Motets. Mirare MIR 154

Recital

DamrauLisztCDDiana Damrau and Helmut Deutsch: "Liszt Lieder"
spacer Notes, texts and translations. Virgin Classics 50999 0709282 4
REcordings Darcangelo cover 212Ildebrando D'Arcangelo: "Mozart"
spacer Arias. Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Noseda. Deutsche Grammophon B0015741-02
PolenzaniCDMatthew Polenzani and Julius Drake: "Schubert, Beethoven, Britten and Hahn"
spacer Texts and translations. Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE0048
Petibon.Mel.CDPatricia Petibon: "Melancolía: Spanish Arias and Songs"
spacer by Granados, Montsalvatge, Nin, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Giménez, Falla, Simeón, Moreno Torroba, Gómez, 
Saavedra, Bacri. Orquesta Nacional de España, Pons. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 477 9447
records Invernizzi cover 212Roberta Invernizzi: "Handel In Italy"
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spacer La Risonanza, Bonizzoni. Italian texts only. 2005–09. Glossa GCDP10002 (2 discs)
GrigoloArriv.CDVittorio Grigolo: "Arrivederci"
spacer Arias, duet and songs by Cannio, Cardillo, Cilèa, Dalla, d'Annibale, d'Anzi, de Curtis, di Lazzaro, Donizetti, Flotow, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Mozart, Puccini, Rascel, Rossini and Verdi. With Giannattasio; Marandi, cond. Texts and translations. Sony 88697911342

Historical

Recordings De Gaetani Cover 212Jan DeGaetani and Gilbert Kalish: "In Concert"
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spacer Songs by Beethoven, Haydn, Poulenc, Debussy, Strauss, Gershwin, Frazelle, Crumb, Walden. Texts and translations (Recorded live in 1987) Bridge 9340 AB (2)
Recordings Legnango Cover 212VERDI: La Battaglia di Legnano
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spacer Stella, Cattelani; Corelli, Bastianini, Stefanoni; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan, Gavazzeni. No text or translation MYTO 00284 (2)
Recordings Ballo Cover 212VERDI: Un Ballo in Maschera
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spacer Gencer, Lazzarini, Gatta; Bergonzi, Zanasi; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, De Fabritiis. No text or translation. Myto 00283 (2)
Recordings Kincses cover 212Veronika Kincses: "Arias and Duets"
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spacer by Gluck, Goldmark, Mozart, Puccini, Respighi, Verdi. With P. Dvorský; Budapest Symphony, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Hungarian State Orchestra, various conductors. Texts, no translations. Hungaroton Classics 32703

Video

ChenierDVDGIORDANO: Andrea Chénier
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spacer Fantini; Sandoval, Hendricks; Prague Philharmonic Choir, Bregenz Festival Chorus, Wiener Symphoniker, Schirmer. Production: K. Warner. C Major 707908 (DVD) or 708004 (Blu-ray), 130 mins., subtitled
GoyaDVDMENOTTI: Goya
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spacer Breedt, I. Martinez; Domingo, Conrad, Muraro, Gerhaher; Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Villaume. Production: Holten. Arthaus Musik 101 576, 101 mins., subtitled
NozzeScalaDVDMOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro
spacer Damrau, Orsatti Talamanca, Bacelli; D'Arcangelo, Spagnoli; Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Korsten. Production: Strehler. Arthaus Musik 101 589 (2 DVDs), 187 mins., subtitled
VonHeuteDVDSCHOENBERG: Von Heute auf Morgen
spacer Geller, Visentin; Nigl, Schulz; Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice, Inbal. Production: Homoki. Dynamic 33638, 60 mins., subtitled
WagnerFamilyDVDThe Wagner Family
spacer Directed and edited by Tony Palmer. Gonzo Multimedia TP-DVD172, 106 mins., subtitled
Video Montezuma cover 212VIVALDI: Motezuma
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spacer Nesi, Gottwald, Cherici, Baka, Bertagnolli; Priante; Il Complesso Barocco, Curtis. Dynamic 33586 (2 DVDs), 153 mins., subtitled

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