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October 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 Giovanna Cover 1018Editor's Choice

VERDI: Giovanna d’Arco
DVD Button Netrebko; Meli, Álvarez; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Chailly. Decca 002848359 (Blu-Ray)/002848209 (DVD), 130 mins., subtitles

Intensive Care

Anna Netrebko is a delirious, divinely inspired spiritual force in Verdi’s early-career drama.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Pearl Fishers Cover 1018BIZET: Les Pêcheurs de Perles
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CD Button Fuchs: Dubois, Sempey, Bertin-Hugault; Les Cris de Paris; Orchestre National de Lille; Bloch. Libretto and translation. Pentatone 5186-685 (2)
Recordings Isouart Cendrillon Cover 1018ISOUART: Cendrillon
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CD Button Austin, Shapiro, Shin; St Peter, Sokalski; Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater Orchestra, Vallet. Text and translation. Albany Records CD Troy 1721/22 (2)
Recordings Don Giovanni Cover 1018MOZART: Don Giovanni
DVD Button Lungu, Kněžíková, Novikova; Korchak, Alberghini, Sâmpetrean, Štáva; Prague National Theatre Choir and Orchestra, Domingo. Production: Nekvasil. C Major 745208, 182 mins., subtitles
Recordings Oracle Hysterical Cover 1018Oracle Hysterical: Hecuba 
CD Button Connery; B. Balliett, D. Balliett, Cole, Treuting. National Sawdust Tracks NS-021
Recordings Tabarro Cover 1018PUCCINI: Il Tabarro
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CD Button Van Den Heever, Brunner, Marin; Botha, Koch, Reid, Monarcha; Orf Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie, de Billy. Text and translation. Capriccio C5326
Recordings Pique Dame Cover 1018TCHAIKOVSKY: Pique Dame
CD Button Romanova, K. Flores, Semenchuk; Kulko, Leiferkus, Schagidullin; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jurowski. Helicon 02-9672 (3)
Recordings Luisa Miller Cover 1018VERDI: Luisa Miller
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CD Button Rebeka, Kutasi; Magrì, Petean, Mimica, Jerkunica; Munich Radio Orchestra and Chorus of Bavarian Radio, Repušić. No texts. BR Klassik 900323 (2)
Recordings Quattro Resteghi Cover 1018WOLF-FERRARI: I Quattro Rusteghi
CD Button Casucci, Degennaro, James, Beltrami; Akzeybek, Pelligra, Ialcic, Lamatic, Quarello, Stefanovski; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, V. Petrenko. Texts online. Rubicon RCD1024 (2)

Choral and Song

Recordings Garfein Cover 1018GARFEIN: Mortality Mansions
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CD Button Slattery; Breckenridge; Dover, piano. English texts. Naxos 8.559714
Recordings Dialogkantaten Cover 1018J.S. Bach: Dialogkantaten
CD Button Karthäuser; Volle. Akademie für Alte Music Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Alpermann. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMM 902368
Recordings RBG in Song Cover 1018Patrice Michaels: Notorious RBG in Song 
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CD Button Works by Michaels, Laitman, Fung, Garrop, and Wang; Huang, piano. No texts. Cedille CDR 90000 178

Recital

Recordings Christopher Purves Cover 1018Christopher Purves: Handel’s Finest Arias for Base Voice, Vol. 2 
CD Button Arcangelo, Cohen. Hyperion CDA68152
Recordings Aspromonte Cover 1018Francesca Aspromonte: Prologue 
CD Button Works by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Caccini, Rossi, Cesti, Landi, Stradella, Scarlatti. Il Pomo d’Oro, Onofri. Texts and translations. Pentatone PTC 5186646
Recordings Enemies in Love Cover 1018Jakub Józef Orliński and Natalia Kawałek: Enemies in Love
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CD Button Arias and duets from Handel’s Orlando, Serse, Partenope, Tolomeo, Ariodante, Rodelinda, Rinaldo, Teseo. Il Giardino d’Amore, Plewniak. Ëvoe 005
Recordings Kozena Cole Porter Cover 1018Magdalena Kožená: Cole Porter
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CD Button Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers. No texts. Brnofon
Recordings Chimere Cover 1018Sandrine Piau: Chimère
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CD Button Manoff, piano. Texts and translations. Alpha 397

Historical

Recordings Massenet Griselidis Cover 1018MASSENET: Grisélidis
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CD Button Grisélidis: Moizan, Sautereau, Collard; Mollien, Roux, Genty, Lovano, Laffage; Cloëz. La Navarraise: Moizan; Vanzo, Peyron, Mars, Lovano, Vigneron; Hartemann. Malibran MR 813 (2).

Musical Theater

Recordings Jesus Christ Superstar Cover 1018LLOYD WEBBER: Jesus Christ Superstar
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CD Button Bareilles; Legend, Dixon, Daniels, Lewis, Cooper, Grönwall; Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Orchestra, Wright; Masterworks Broadway 19075848422 (2)

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