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July 2011

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

SchrottTangoCDEditor's Choice

Erwin Schrott: "Rojotango"
spacer Music of Ziegler, Piazzolla, Parra, Gismonti, Caymmi, Veloso, Jobim. Ensemble, Pablo Ziegler, piano. Texts and 
translations. Sony Classical 88697844742

Tango Nuevo

Erwin Schrott invests a program of tangos, milongas, sambas and bossa novas with operatic passion.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Fagerlund Dobeln cover 711FAGERLUND: Döbeln
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spacer Komsi, Mylläri; Lillkung, Penttinen, McLoud; Kokkola Opera Festival Orchestra, Oramo. Text and translation. BIS SACD-1780
FedoraCDGIORDANO: Fedora
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spacer Gheorghiu, Machaidze; Domingo, Capitanucci; Orchestre Symphonique et Choeurs de la Monnaie, Veronesi. Text and translation. Deutsche Grammophon 477 8367 (2)

Choral and Song

Recordings Tennstedt Mahler cover 711MAHLER: Symphony No. 8
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spacer Bullock, Eaglen, Varady, Schmidt, Rappé; Riegel, Schulte, Sotin; Eton College Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Tennstedt. Texts and translations. LPO-0052 (2)
PergolesiStab.Mat.CDPERGOLESI: Stabat Mater and other works
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spacer Netrebko, Pizzolato; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 4778857
Ross.Stab.Mat.CDROSSINI: Stabat Mater
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spacer Netrebko, DiDonato; Brownlee, D'Arcangelo; Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano. Notes, Latin text, translations. EMI Classics 6 40529 2


recordings boe cover 711Alfie Boe: "Bring Him Home"
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spacer Danish National Chamber Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic, James Morgan. No texts. Decca B0015330-02
BrewerEchoesCDChristine Brewer and Roger Vignoles: "Echoes of Nightingales"
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spacer English texts. Hyperion CDA 67813
Recordings Winland Cover 711Ida Falk Winland & Matti Hirvonen
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spacer Songs by Copland, Nystroem and Strauss. Texts and translations. Caprice Records CAP21805
Recordings Mattei Cover 711Peter Mattei: "A Kaleidoscope"
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spacer Various choirs, orchestras and conductors; texts and translations. BIS CD 1954
Recordings Richard Cover 711Timothy Richards: "Italian Album" 
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spacer Arias by Verdi and Puccini. Minsk Orchestra, Keitel. No texts or translations. MDG Scene. MDG 1664-6


Recordings Bartok Profana Cover 711BARTÓK: Cantata Profana (and other instrumental works)
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spacer Krebs, Fischer-Dieskau; Choir of St. Hedwig's Cathedral, RIAS Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra, Fricsay. No text. Audite 21.407 (3)
AndersCDPeter Anders: "Singt Arien und Lieder"
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spacer Opera and operetta arias, duets and songs. All sung in German. No texts or translations. Hänssler Classic CD 94.214 (2)


ConvenienzeDVDDONIZETTI: Le Convenienze ed Inconvenienze Teatrali (Viva la Mamma)
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spacer Pratt, Tirotta; Taormina, Bailey, Senn; Orchestra and Chorus of Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, Guidarini. Production: A. Albanese. Bel Air Classiques BAC 063, 114 mins., subtitled
JanPeerceDVDIf I Were a Rich Man: The Life of Jan Peerce
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spacer With Isaac Stern. Directed by Peter Rosen and Larry Peerce. EuroArts 2058328, 59 mins.
ToscaKauf.DVDPUCCINI: Tosca
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spacer Magee; Kaufmann, Hampson; Chorus and Orchestra of the Opernhaus Zürich, Carignani. Production: Carsen. Decca B0015483-09, 125 mins., subtitled
ElektraBluRayR. STRAUSS: Elektra
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spacer Theorin, Westbroek, W. Meier; Gambill, Pape; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staats­opernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gatti. Production: Lehnhoff. Arthaus Musik 101 560 (Blu-ray) or 101 559 (DVD), 109 mins., subtitled
RossiniMassDVDROSSINI: Petite Messe Solennelle
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spacer Pendatchanska, Custer; Secco, Palazzi; Leipzig Opera Chorus, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Chorus, Chailly. EuroArts 2057428, 85 mins., subtitled
Gurrelied.DVDSCHOENBERG: Gurrelieder
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spacer Voigt, Fujimura; Andersen, Pecoraro, Volle; NDR Chorus, MDR Radio Chorus Leipzig, Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra, Jansons. Texts and translations. BR Klassik 900110, 117 mins. (program), 7 mins. (bonus), no subtitles
MikadoDVDSULLIVAN: The Mikado
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spacer Colin, Willis; Baker, Green, Granville, Barclay; Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, London Symphony Orchestra, Toye. The Criterion Collection 559 (available on DVD or Blu-ray), 91 mins.
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spacer Nottingham, Henderson, David; Broadbent, Corduner, Spall, Cook. Directed by Mike Leigh. The Criterion Collection 558 (available on DVD or Blu-ray), 160 mins.

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