Recordings

May 2013

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

AngelicaCDEditor's Choice

PUCCINI: Suor Angelica
spacer Opolais, Erdmann, L. Braun, Serdyuk; WDR Rundfunkchor, WDR Sinfonierorchester, Nelsons. Texts and translation. 
Orfeo C848 121 A

The Feel of the Theater

Andris Nelsons leads a consistently gripping account of Puccini's Suor Angelica, starring Kristine Opolais.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Don Gregorio cover 513DONIZETTI: Don Gregorio
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spacer Martirosyan, Fratelli; Bordogna, Trucco, Scarpellini, Valerio, Ludovici; Gaetano Donizetti Orchestra and Chorus of the Bergamo Music Festival, Montanari. Dynamic CDS 579/1-2 (2)
LoSchiavoCDGOMES: Lo Schiavo
spacer Miccolis, Claudia; Colosimo, Braga; Guerra. Live recording, Rio di Janeiro, June 26, 1959. Italian libretto; Notes in English and Italian. Bongiovanni 1226/27 (2)
GioasCDMAYR: Gioas
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spacer A. L. Brown; Sellier, Frey, Burkhart; Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble, Hauk. No texts. Naxos 8.572710-11

Choral and Song

Recordings Monteverdi Piazzolla Cover 513Leonardo García Alarcón & Cappella Mediterranea: "Monteverdi–Piazzolla"
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spacer With M. Flores; D.V. Flores. Texts and translations. Ambronay AMY034
Recordings I. Holst Cover 513I. HOLST: "Choral Works"
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spacer Sharp; Cross, Kennedy, Sedgwick; Houghton (harp). Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Dmitri Ensemble, Ross. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907576

Recital

vonOtterSummerCDAnne Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg: "A Summer's Day"
spacer Swedish Romantic Songs. With Zetterström. BIS SACD 1867
Recordings Karg Recital Cover 513Christiane Karg: "Amoretti"
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spacer Arias by Mozart, Gluck, Grétry; Arcangelo, Cohen. Texts and ranslations. Berlin Classics 0300389BC
Recordings Purves Handel Arias cover 513Christopher Purves: "Handel's Finest Arias For Base Voice"
spacer Arcangelo, Cohen. Hyperion CDA67842
Recordings Schumann Liederkreis Cover 513Gerald Finley and Julius Drake: "SCHUMANN: Liederkreis, Op. 24 & 39"
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spacer Texts and translations. Hyperion CDA 67944
Recordings Broderick Eyes Cover 513Katherine Broderick and Malcom Martineau: "Open Your Eyes: Lieder For the Turn of a Century"
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spacer Music by Strauss, Berg, Schoenberg. No texts or translations. Champs Hill Records CHRCD046
CencicCDMax Emanuel Cencic: "Venezia: Opera Arias of the Serenissima"
spacer Arias by Albinoni, Caldara, Gasparini, Giacomelli, Porta, Sellitto and Vivaldi. Il Pomo d'Oro, Minasi. Texts and translations. Virgin 509994645-4522
RacetteCDPatricia Racette and Craig Terry: "Diva on Detour"
spacer GPR Records GPR 10013
Recordings Behle Generation cover 513Renate and Daniel Behle: "Generation"
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spacer Songs and duet by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Wolf. Schneider, piano. Texts, no translations. Capriccio C-5148

Video

MedeeDVDCHERUBINI: Médée
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spacer Michael, van Kerckhove, Stotijn; Streit, Le Texier; Les Talens Lyriques and Chorus of La Monnaie/De Munt, Rousset. Production: Warlikowski. Bel Air Classiques BAC076 (2 DVDs), 138 mins., subtitled
Video Rita Battu Cover 513DONIZETTI: Rita, ou le Mari Battu
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spacer Laplace; Caputo, Rinaldi; Orchestra of the Opéra Royale de Wallonie, Scimone. Production: Steffano Mazzonis di Pralafera. Recorded at Palais Opéra de Liège, Mayu 2010. Dynamic 33741, 54 mins., subtitled
JenufaDVDJANÁČEK: Jenůfa
spacer Sunnegårdh, Sjöberg, Tobiasson; Frank, Bäckström; Orchestra and Chorus of Malmö Opera, Ivanovic. Production: Phelan. ArtHaus 101 665, 121 mins., subtitled
Video Figaro Cover 513MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro
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spacer Frittoli, Siurina, Deshayes, Murray; Leggate, Tézier, Pisaroni, Lloyd; Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris National Opera, Jordan. Stage director Strehler; revived by Camerlo. BelAir BAC 071, 178 min., subtitles
JarousskyDVDPhilippe Jaroussky: "La Voix Des Rêves"
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spacer Various composers, conductors and venues. Virgin Classics 5099960266590, 161 mins.
Video Kiss Kate Cover 513PORTER: Kiss Me, Kate
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spacer Morison, Wilson; Drake, Hayes, Lembeck, Klugman; studio orchestra, Allers. Production: Schaefer. VAI 4535, 78 min
OedipusDVDRIHM: Oedipus
spacer E. Golden; Pell, A. Schmidt, Carlson, Dooley; Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Prick. Production: Friedrich. ArtHaus 101 667, 105 mins., subtitled
AttilaDVDVERDI: Attila
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spacer Nikolaeva; O. Anastassov, V. Anastasov, Damyanov; Orchestra and Chorus of Sofia National Opera, Sangiorgi. Production: Kartaloff. Dynamic 33732, 105 mins., subtitled
MasnadieriDVDVERDI: I Masnadieri
spacer Garcia; Machado, Ruciński, Prestia; Chorus and Orchestra of the San Carlo, Naples, Luisotti. Production: Lavia. 
Unitel Classics 721408, 124 mins., subtitled
Video Macbeth Cover 513VERDI: Macbeth
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spacer Valayre; Iuliano, Nucci, Iori; Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma, Bartoletti. Unitel 722008, 168 mins., subtitled

Musical Theater

Recordings Starlight Express Cover 513ELGAR: The Starlight Express
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spacer Thomas; Williams; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, A. Davis. Callow, narrator. Texts. Chandos 5111
In Review Kerker Cover 513KERKER: Die Oberen Zehntausend; Burning to Sing or Singing To Burn
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spacer Kottmair, Gnauck, Stefanoff; Simon, Berg, Wiemer, Grygas; NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Griffiths. CPO 777 509-2 (2)

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