Recordings

April 2017

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

Recordings Ruslan cover 417Editor's Choice

GLINKA: Ruslan and Lyudmila
DVD Button DVD Button Shagimuratova, Penda, Zaremba; Mynenko, Workman, Petrenko, Svilpa, Ognovenko, Polkovnikov; State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Orchestra and Chorus, V. Jurowski. Production: Tcherniakov. Bel Air Classiques BAC120 (2), 197 mins. (opera), 35 mins. (bonus)

From Russia with Love.

The newly renovated Bolshoi gave its appreciative public this outstanding production of Glinka’s tale of marriage and kidnapping.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Radvanovsky Norma Cover 417BELLINI: Norma
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DVD Button Radvanovsky, Gubanova, Puche; Kunde, Vas, Aceto; Chorus and Orchestra of Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona, Palumbo. Production: Newbury. C Major 737208 (2), 174 mins., subtitled
Recordings Wozzeck Cover 417BERG: Wozzeck
DVD Button Barkmin, Friedi; Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Jovanovich, Peter, Gerhaher, Woldt; Zurich Philharmonia, Zurich Opera Chorus, Luisi. Production: Homoki. Accentus ACC 20363
Recordings Donna Serpente Cover 417CASELLA: La Donna Serpente
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DVD Button Markovä, Goikoetxea, Jankovska, Guida; Villari, Edwards, Colaianni, Kuban, Oliver, Giangregorio, Monaco; Coro della Filarmonica di Stato “Transilvania” di Cluj-Napoca, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Luisi. Production: Cirillo. Bongiovanni DVD AB20031, 150 mins., subtitled
Recordings Ophelias Cover 417HELLSTENIUS: Ophelias: Death by Water Singing
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CD Button Holmertz, Augestad, Johnsen, Vettergren, Rydh; Ludlow; Cikada Ensemble, Eggen. Text. LAWO LWC1098
Recordings Etait Cover 417Il Était une Fois…
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CD Button Arias, duets and piano quartet selections by Chausson, Massenet, Rossini, Viardot and others. Devos, Meng. Quatuor Giardini. Texts and translations. Alpha Classics 244
Recordings Jenkins Cover 417JENKINS: Cantata Memoria
CD Button Manahan Thomas; Terfel; Cywair; CF1, Côr Caerdydd, Côr Heol y March, Côr y Cwm and Sinfonia Cymru, Jenkins. Texts and translations. DG 002894796486
Recordings Jacquerie Cover 417LALO/COQUARD: La Jacquerie
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CD Button Gens, Gubisch; Castronovo, Pinkhasovich, Bou; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Choeur de Radio France, Davin. Text and translation. Ediciones Singulares 1023 (2)
Recordings Cavalleria Rusticana Pagliacci Cover 417MASCAGNI/LEONCAVALLO: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci
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DVD Button Giannattasio, Westbroek, Belli, Zilio; Antonenko, Hulett, Platanias, Sourbis; Royal Opera House Orchestra, Pappano. Opus Arte OA 1210 D, 153 mins., subtitled
Recordings Amore non Soffre Cover 417MAYR: Amor Non Soffre Opposizione
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CD Button Lichtenegger, Faig; Resch, Gaiser, Caselli, Zwink; East-West European Festival Orchestra, Hauk. Online libretto. Naxos 8.660362-62 (2)
Recordings Don Giovanni Cover 417MOZART: Don Giovanni
CD Button Papatanasiu, Gauvin, Gansch; Taver, Tiliakos, Priante, Loconsolo, Kares; Musicaeterna, Currentzis. Sony Classical 889853160327 (3)
Recordings Adriano in Siria Cover 417PERGOLESI: Adriano in Siria
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CD Button Idrisova, Soyarslan, Basso; Mynenko, Fagioli, Sancho; Capella Cracoviensis, Adamus. Italian text with French and English translations. Decca 483 0004 (3)
Recordings Orfeo Chaman Cover 417PLUHAR: Orfeo Chamán
CD Button Mancini; Pennisi, Capezzuto, Gonzalez Toro; L’Arpeggiata, Pluhar. Text and translation. Erato 0190295969677
Recordings Manon Lescaut Cover 417PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut
CD Button Netrebko; Eyvazov, Piña, Chausson; Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsoper, M. Armiliato. Text and translation. DG 028947968283 (2)
Recordings Rachmaninov Troika cover 417RACHMANINOV: AlekoThe Miserly Knight Francesca da Rimini 
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DVD Button Nechaeva, Kozina; Semishkur, Golovnin, Leiferkus, Smoriginas, Tiliakos; Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie, Tatarnikov. Production: Delholm. BelAir Classiques BAC133 (2), 185 mins., subtitled
Recordings Der Sandmann cover 417SCARTAZZINI: Der Sandmann
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CD Button Eichenholz; Piffka, Schöpflin, McKinny, Spehar; Chor deds Theater Basel and Sinfonieorchester Basel, Hanus. German libretto only. Musiques Suisses MGB CD 6288
Recordings HMS Pinafore Lamplighters Cover 417SULLIVAN: H.M.S. Pinafore
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CD Button Ashworth, Jacobsen, Ganiaeff; Gallington, Ewing, Spencer, Martin; Lamplighters Music Theatre, Möschler. Lamplighters/no catalogue number (2)
Recordings Walkure Tomlinson Cover 417WAGNER: Die Walküre, Act I
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CD Button Bundschuh; Kollo, Tomlinson; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tennstedt. Text in English only. London Philharmonic Orchestra CD LPO 0092

Choral and Song

Recordings Gilse cover 417GILSE: Eine Lebensmesse
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CD Button Melton, Romberger; Sadnik, Baykov; Nationaal Vrouwen Jeugdkoor, Groot Omroepkoor, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Stenz. Text and translation. CPO 777 924-2
Recordings Cadence Cover 417KIRTLEY, CAREY, KRAMER, HOH: "Cadence"
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CD Button Bird; Moteki (piano); Stansbery Singers, Stanbery; Vox Futura, Shenton; Kuhn Choir, Vorlicek. Texts and translations. Navona Records NV6061
Recordings Mahler Songs Cover 417MAHLER/SCHOENBERG: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Das Lied von der Erde
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CD Button Platts; Reid, R. Williams; Attacca Quartet, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, Falletta. Texts and translations. Naxos 8.573536
Recordings Palpita il Cor cover 417"Mi Palpita il Cor: Baroque Passions"
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CD Button Labelle; Musica Pacifica. Texts and translations. Navona Records 96931 00356
Recordings Vaughan Williams Cover 417VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: “Purer than Pearl”
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CD Button Bevan, Johnston; Spence, Herford; Vann, piano; Gould, violin. Albion ALBCD 029

Recital

Recordings Garanca Revive Cover 417Elīna Garanča: "Revive"
CD Button Arias by Leoncavallo, Cilèa, Berlioz, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Mussorgsky and others. Orquestra de la Communitat Valenciana, R. Abbado. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 5937
Recordings Jacobs Countertenor Cover 417René Jacobs: "The Countertenor, The Accent Recordings, 1978–1982"
CD Button Kuijken, Junghänel, Immerseel and others. No texts. Accent ACC 24321 (4)

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