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August 2019

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

Recordings Etoile Cover 819Editor's Choice

DVD Button Guilmette, D’Oustrac, Boulianne; Mortagne, Varnier, Piolino, Madore; Dutch National Opera, Fournillier. Production: Pelly. Naxos 2110595 (DVD)/NBD0091V (Blu-ray), 115 mins., subtitles

A Star Is Born

Chabrier’s unjustly overlooked comedy sparkles under Laurent Pelly.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Exterminating Angel Cover 819ADÈS: The Exterminating Angel
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DVD Button Echalaz, Luna, Coote, Matthews, Rice, Bevan; Kaiser, Davies, Gilfry, Portillo, Antoun, Moore, Burdette, Tomlinson, Van Horn; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Adès. Production: Cairns. Erato 0190295525507 (DVD)/0190295525491 (Blu-ray), 128 mins. (opera), 15 mins. (bonus), subtitles
Recordings Vida Breve Cover 819FALLA: La Vida Breve
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CD Button Herrera, Machado, Faus; BBC Philharmonic, Mena. Text and translation. Chandos CHAN20032
Recordings unbreakable cover 819LIPPA: Unbreakable
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CD Button Vroman, Coleman; Paige, Lippa;  San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Seelig. Text. Ghostlight Records 791558455823
Recordings Otello Cover 819VERDI: Stiffelio
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DVD Button Katzarava, Bernini; Ganci, Sala, Nacoski, Landolfi, Cordaro; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Calvo. Production: Vick. Naxos 2.110590 (DVD)/NBD0084V (Blu-ray), 119 mins., subtitles
Recordings Sorcier Cover 819VIARDOT: Le Dernier Sorcier
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CD Button Brailey, Zamora, Barton, Zabala; Owens, Slattery; Huang, Harron, piano. Texts and translations. Bridge Records 9515
Recordings Giustino Cover 819VIVALDI: Il Giustino
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CD Button Baráth, Cangemi, Vendittelli, Maas, Galou, Gäng; Giangrande, Gonzales Toro; Accademia Bizantina, Dantone. Text and translations. Naïve OP30571

Choral and Song

Recordings Britten Choral Cover 819BRITTEN: Choral Works
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CD Button Features A.M.D.G (Ad majorem Dei glorian); 5 Flower Songs; Gloriana Choral Dances; Hymn to St. Cecilia; A Hymn to the Virgin. RIAS Kammerchor; Doyle. Harmonia Mundi HMM 902285
REcordings Ayre Cover 819GOLIJOV: Ayre 
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CD Button Khalil; Against the Grain Ensemble. Texts and translations. Against the Grain Records
Recordings Schubert Unfinished Cover 819SCHUBERT: (Un)Finished
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CD Button Songs; Symphony No. 7 (D. 759). Boesch; Concentus Musicus Wien, Gottfried. Texts and translations. Aparte AP 189


Recordings Richter Schubert Cover 819Anna Lucia Richter: Heimweh: Schubert Lieder 
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CD Button Hubert, piano. Texts and translations. Pentatone PTC 5186 722
Recordings Von Otter Cover 819Anne Sofie von Otter: A Simple Song 
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CD Button Music by Mahler, Strauss, Messiaen, Richard Rodgers, others. Forsberg, organ. Texts and translations. BIS 2327
Recordings John Chest Brahms Cover 819BRAHMS: Die Schöne Magelone
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CD Button Chest; Amaral, piano. Texts and translations. Alpha 431
Recordings High Tide Cover 819Constance Hauman: High Tides
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CD Button Songs by Hauman and Ross Pederson, Dave Grohl and Poulenc. Hauman, voice and piano; Pederson, drums and MIDI and bass. Texts. Isotopia Records 015
Recordings Vox Sola Cover 819Lorna Windsor: Vox Sola 
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CD Button Brilliant Classics 95791
Recordings Peretyatko Cover 819Olga Peretyatko: Mozart+ 
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CD Button Arias by Mozart, Traetta, Martín y Soler and Paisiello. Sinfonieorchester Basel, Bolton. Sony Classics 19075919052
Recordings SImone Kermes Handel Cover 819Simone Kermes: Mio Caro Händel
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CD Button Amici Veneziani, Begelman. Sony 19075861772

Musical Theater

Recordings Brigadoon Cover 819LOEWE: Brigadoon
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CD Button O’Hara, Block; Lekites, Wilson; City Center Encores Orchestra, Berman. Texts. Ghostlight Records 791558455021

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