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July 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 Liebesvertbot Cover 717Editor's Choice

WAGNER: Das Liebesverbot

DVD Button Uhl, Miró, Hinojosa; Arcayürek, Lodahl, Maltman, Jerkunica; Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real, Madrid, Bolton. Production: Holten. Opus Arte OA1191D (DVD)/OABD7213D (Blu-Ray), 160 mins., subtitled

Pleasure for Pleasure

Wagner’s sex-crazed Shakespeare adaptation gets a lively staging in Madrid.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings St. John Passion Apollos Fire Cover 717BACH: St. John Passion
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CD Button Forsythe; Phan, Blumberg, Wey, Immler, Strauss; Apollo’s Fire and Apollo’s Singers, Sorrell. Texts and translations. Avie AV 2369 822252236927 (2)
Recordings Adelson e Salvini Cover 717BELLINI: Adelson e Salvini
CD Button Barcellona; Scala, Pegossov, Alberghini, Muraro; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Opera Rara Chorus, Rustioni. Text and translation. Opera Rara ORC 56 (2)
Recordings Berg Wozzeck CD Cover 717BERG: Wozzeck
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CD Button Schwanewilms, Ciesinski; Molomot, Gietz, McPherson, Trekel, Berg; Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus, Chorus of Students and Alumni, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston Symphony, Graf. No text or translation. Naxos CD 8.660390-91 (2)
Recordings Amant Jaloux 717L’Amant Jaloux
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CD Button Lazarenko, Oomens, Aszodi; Lyon, Goodwin, Greco; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Helyard. Text and translation. Pinchgut Live PG 008 (2).
Recordings Tamerlano Cover 717HANDEL: Alcina, Tamerlano 
CD Button Piau, Karthäuser, Hallenberg, Beaumont, Galou, Noldis; Dumaux, Ovenden; Les Talens Lyriques, Rousset. Productions: Audi. Alpha 715 (Blu-ray), 188 mins. and 190 mins., subtitled
Recordings Holst Boar's Head lg 717HOLST: At the Boar’s Head
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Riders to the Sea 
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CD Button Percifield, Reveille, Chiew; Barry, Griffiths, Lemalu. Warsaw Philharmonic Women’s Chamber Choir, Warsaw Chamber Opera Sinfonietta, Borowicz. Texts and translations. DUX 1307-1308 (2)
Recordings Cheap and Easy Cover 717JUST: cheap&easy OCTOBER
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CD Button Pecker, Wallace; Glickstein, Miller, Nelson; Springer, Levine, Meicht, Weaver (multiple instruments). Text online only. Infrequent Seams 11
Recordings Orpheus Cover 717KRENEK: Orpheus und Eurydike
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CD Button Vejzovic, Lindsley, Kallisch; Hamilton, Franzen, Skovhus; ORT-Chor Wien, ORF-Symphonieorchester Wien, Steinberg. German text, no translation. Orfeo CD C 923 1621 (2)
Recordings Clemenza di Tito cover 717MOZART: La Clemenza di Tito
CD Button Gauvin, Fuchs, Lindsey, Boulianne; Streit, Gleadow; Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and Ensemble Aedes, Rhorer. Texts and translations. Alpha Classics Alpha 270 (2)
Recordings Euridice Cover 717PERI: Euridice
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CD Button Karolyi, Poulenard, Masset, Lopez, De Beaufort; Lalouette, Müller, Cornwell, Boes, Vendassi, Gérimon. Ensemble Les Arts Baroques, Podeur. Texts and translations. Maguelone MAG 358.415 (2)
Recordings Turandot DVD Cover 717PUCCINI: Turandot
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DVD Button Stemme, Agresta; Antonenko, Veccia, Tsymbalyuk; Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Chailly. Decca 074 3937, 136 mins., subtitled
Recordings Schonberg Pierre Lunaire cover 717SCHÖNBERG: Pierrot Lunaire
PORTERA: Red Music 
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CD Button Clement; Ensemble Bios, Vitello. No texts or translations. Continuo CR114
Recordings Port Bou Cover 717SHARP: Port Bou
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CD Button Isherwood; J. Lin, piano; Schimmel, accordion; Sharp. No texts. Infrequent Seams IS1010
Recordings Ballo Cover 717VERDI: Un Ballo in Maschera
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DVD Button Harteros, Fomina, von der Damerau; Beczala, Petean, Borghini, Sivko, Conner; Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsooper, Mehta. Production: Erath. C Major 739408, 149 mins., subtitled
Recordings Bajazet cover 717VIVALDI: Bajazet
CD Button Sherman, Macliver, Edmonds; Lowrey, Harcourt, Adams; Pinchgut Opera, Helyard. Pinchgut Live PG007 (3)

Choral and Song

REcordings Hushers Cover 717Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble: "Hushers"
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CD Button Music by Enström, Soper, Saariaho, and Scelsi. English texts. New Focus Recordings FCR177


Recordings Camilla Tilling Cover 717Camilla Tilling: "Loves Me … Loves Me Not …"
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CD Button Musica Saeculorum, von Steinaecker. Texts and translations. BIS 2234
Recordings Damrau Meyerbeer Cover 717Diana Damrau: "Meyerbeer: Grand Opera"
CD Button Orchestre et choeur de l’Opéra National de Lyon, Villaume. Texts and translations. Erato 0190295849016
Recordings Lester Lynch Cover 717Lester Lynch: "On My Journey Now"
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CD Button Instrumentalists, ART Singers, Oakland School of the Arts Ensemble. Texts included. Pentatone PTC 5186 571
Recordings Dessay Pictures of America Cover 717Natalie Dessay: "Pictures of America"
CD Button Paris Mozart Orchestra, Gibault. No texts or translations. Sony 88985386282
Recordings Sonya Yoncheva Handel Cover 717Sonya Yoncheva: "Handel Arias"
CD Button Academia Montis Regalis, de Marchi. Texts and translations. Sony 88985302932
Recordings Xavier Sabata Cover 717Xavier Sabata: "Catharsis"
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CD Button Arias by Handel, Vivaldi, Hasse, Caldara, Orlandini, Conti, Torri, Sarro, Ariosti. Armonia Atenea, Petrou. Texts and translations. Aparte AP143

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