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June 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 I Due Timidi Cover 619Editor's Choice

ROTA: I Due Timidi/La Notte di un Nevrastenico 
DVD Button Cortese, Osella; Celenza, Adriani, Sapio, Feola; Reate Festival Orchestra, Bonolis. Production: Scarton. Dynamic 57830 (Blu-ray)/37830 (DVD), 105 mins., subtitles

La Dolce Musica

A Nino Rota double-bill reveals that he was more than just a film composer.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Norma Cover 619BELLINI: Norma
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DVD Button Radvanovsky, DiDonato; Calleja, M. Rose; Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, Rizzi. Erato 9029562976 (2), 184 mins., subtitles
Recordings Wozzeck Cover 619BERG: Wozzeck
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DVD Button Westbroek; Maltman, Beekman, White, van Aken, Jutte; Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Albrecht. Production: Warlikowski. Naxos 2.110582, 107 mins., subtitles
Recordings Serse Cover 619HANDEL: Serse
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CD Button Kalna, Aspromonte, Genaux, Galou; Fagioli, Mastroni, Pizzuti; Cantica Symphonia, Il Pomo d’Oro, Emelyanychev. DG 4835784 (3)
Recordings Fileno Cover 619LORENZANI: Nicandro e Fileno
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CD Button LeBlanc, Beaudin; Brown, Gagné, Salzmann, Côté; Le Nouvel Opéra, Les Boréades de Montréal, Colpron. Italian text and translation. Atma Classique ACD22770
Recordings Valis Cover 619MACHOVER: VALIS
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CD Button Felty, King, Azéma; Mason, Edwards, Runswick, Bogdan; Stephenson (keyboards), Ciampolini (percussion), Machover. Text. Bridge BCD 9007
Recordings Ulisse Cover 619MONTEVERDI: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
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CD Button Boncompagni, Frigato, Richardot, Blažikova, Dennis, Biliotti; Vistoli, Czerniawski, Fernandez-Rueda, Burt, Wilder, Adam, Treeder, Ward; Zanasi, Buratto;  Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. Soli Dei Gloria SDG730 (3)

Choral and Song

Recordings Grande Messe Cover 619BERLIOZ: Grande Messe des Morts
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CD Button Tødenes; Bergen Philharmonic Choirs & Orchestra, Gardner. Text & translation, Chandos CD CHSA 5219
Recordings Harold Cover 619BERLIOZ: Harold en Italie; Nuits d’Été
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CD Button Degout; Tabea Zimmermann, viola. Les Siècles; Roth. Harmonia Mundi 902634
Recordings Ifukube Cover 619IFUKUBE: Gilyak Songs
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CD Button C. Yamada; R. Yamada, piano; van Ooijen, guitar. English translations. Carpe Diem Records CD-16316
Recordings Florissants Cover 619Les Arts Florissants: Si Vous Vouliez un Jour: Airs Sérieux et à Boire (Vol. 2) 
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CD Button Works by Charpentier, Moulinié, Lambert, le Camus. De Negri, Reinhold; Van Mechelen, Auvity, Abadie; Les Arts Florissants, Christie. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HAF 8905306

Recital

Recordings Gerhaher Cover 619Christian Gerhaher: Schumann — Frage 
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CD Button Huber, piano.  Texts and Translations.  Sony 19075889192
Recordings Volver Cover 619Plácido Domingo: Volver 
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CD Button Sainz-Villegas, guitar; Florida Philharmonic, Andorno. No texts. Sony Classical 88985416852
Recordings Recontre Cover 619Raquel Camarinha: Rencontre
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CD Button Songs of Ravel, Debussy, Delage, Poulenc. Héreau, piano. Texts & translations. Naïve CD V5454
Recordings Puccini Alagna Kurzak Cover 619Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak: Puccini in Love 
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CD Button Duets from Tosca, La Bohème, Manon Lescaut, Il Tabarro, La Rondine, La Fanciulla del West and Madama Butterfly. Sinfonia Varsovia, Frizza. No texts or translations. Sony Classical 19075859832
Recordings Skelton Cover 619Stuart Skelton: Shining Knight
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CD Button Music by Wagner, Griffes, Barber. West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Fisch. Texts and translations. ABC Classics ABC 4817219
Recordings Sabata Cover 619Xavier Sabata: L’Alessandro Amante 
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CD Button Vespres d’Arnadí, Espasa. Aparté AP192
Recordings Exaltation Cover 619Yaniv d’Or: Exaltation 
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CD Button Music by Frescobaldi, de Falla, S. Rossi, Besard, Alfonso el Sabio and traditional Sufi, Sephardi, Bosnian, Ottoman Turkey, etc. Ensemble Naya. Texts and translations online. Naxos 8.573980

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