Recordings

June 2018

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

Recordings Hollander lg 618Editor's Choice

WAGNER: Der Fliegende Holländer
DVD Button Brimberg, Rüütel; Schukoff, S. Youn, K. Youn, Bruns; Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real de Madrid, Heras-Casado. Production: Ollé. Harmonia Mundi HMD 9809060 (DVD)/9809061 (Blu-ray), 144 mins., subtitles

The Grounded Dutchman

Àlex Ollé’s surprisingly sane telling of Wagner’s curious tale is fanciful but psychologically sensible.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Anderson Landfall Cover 618ANDERSON: Landfall
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CD Button Kronos Quartet. Nonesuch 564164-2
Video Puritani Cover 618BELLINI: I Puritani
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DVD Button Damrau, Stroppa; Camarena, Lozano, Tézier, Testé, Sebestyén; Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real de Madrid, Pidò. Production: Sagi. BelAir Classique BAC 442 (Blu-ray)/BAC 142 (DVD), 181 mins., subtitles
Recordings Del Tredici After Alice lg 618DEL TREDICI: Child Alice
CD Button Budd; Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Rose. Text. BMOP/sound 1056 (2)
Recordings Great Scott lg 618HEGGIE: Great Scott
CD Button Pérez, DiDonato, von Stade; Costanzo, Gunn; Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Summers. English text. Erato 0190295940782 (2)
Recordings Bach Magnificat lg 618J.S. BACH, J.C. BACH, C.P.E. BACH: Magnificats
CD Button Harvey, Vermeulen; Davies, Walker, Bauer; Arcangelo, Cohen. Texts and translations. Hyperion CDA68157
Recordings Alceste Cover 618LULLY: Alceste
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CD Button Van Wanroij, Bré, Tauran, Cartón; Gonzalez Toro, de Hys, Bazola, Crossley-Mercer, Williams; Les Talens Lyriques, Rousset. Texts and translations. Aparte AP164 (2)
Recordings Gilgamesh Cover 618MARTINŮ: The Epic of Gilgamesh
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CD Button Crowe; Staples, Welton, Martiník; Callow (narrator); Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic, Honeck. Text and translation. Supraphon SU 4225-2
Recordings Allen Ist Hutchen Cover 618S. WAGNER: An Allen Ist Hütchen Schuld!
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DVD Button Broger, Ostertag, Purga; Lueg. PPV Music Theatre Ensemble, Munich, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, L. Friend. Production: Pachl. Marco Polo 2.220006, 179 mins., subtitles
Recordings Edward Cover 618SCARTAZZINI: Edward II
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CD Button Eichenholz; Nagy, Elgr, Harris, Ulrich, Kryshak, Ott, Brück, Poppe, Hasselt; Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Søndergård. German text, no translation. OEHMS Classics OC 969 (2)
Recordings Rosenkavalier Cover 618STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier
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DVD Button Fleming, Garanča, Morley; Groissbock, Bruck, Polenzani; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet, Weigle. Production: Carsen. Decca 074 3944 (2), 203 mins. (opera), 24 mins. (bonus), subtitles
Recordings Vogelhandler Cover 618Der Vogelhändler
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DVD Button Feldhofer, Zink, Schellenberger; Schweinester, Lamnek, Kapeller; Seefestspiele Mörbisch orchestra and chorus, Priessnitz. Production:  Köhler. Landsmann/VL Klassik, VLMD 023, 150 mins., subtitles

Choral and Song

Recordings Meltzer Cover 618MELTZER: Variations on a Summer Day
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CD Button A. Fischer; Sequitur, Ogren, and Boston Chamber Music Society. Texts. Open G Records
Recordings At the Edge of Night cover 618PESCEVICH: "At the Edge of Night"
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CD Button Marguerre; Stickert; Sußmuth (violin), Korn (piano). Texts and translations. Centaur CRC 3608

Recital

Recordings Fagioli Cover 618Franco Fagioli: "Handel Arias"
CD Button Il Pomo d’Oro, Valova. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 479 7541
Recordings Lucy Crowe Cover 618Lucy Crowe: "Debussy Songs – 4"
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CD Button France; Maltman; Martineau, piano. French texts and English translations. Hyperion CDA 68075
Recordings Dessay yesterday tomorrow cover 618Natalie Dessay: "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow"
CD Button London Studio Orchestra, Legrand. Texts. Sony Classical 88985410492

Historical

Recordings Edith Mathis Cover 618"The Art of Edith Mathis"
CD Button Fassbaender, Procter; Ochman, Schreier, Fischer-Dieskau; various pianists, orchestras and conductors. DG 479 8337 (7)

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