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December 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 Lohengrin Cover 1217Editor's Choice

WAGNER: Lohengrin
DVD Button Netrebko, Herlitzius; Beczala, Konieczny, Zeppenfeld, Welton; Chorus of the Dresden State Opera, Staatskapelle Dresden, Thielemann. Deutsche Grammophon 0440 073 5319 6, 215 mins., subtitled

Starry Night

Great singers and a fabulous conductor are the draw of this Lohengrin.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Beatrice et Benedict Cover 1217BERLIOZ: Béatrice et Bénédict
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DVD Button Karthäuser, d'Oustrac, Bradič; Appleby, Sly, Lhote, Caton; Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Manacorda. Production: Pelly. Opus Arte 750608, 129 mins., subtitled
Recordings God Pan cover 1217CREAN: The Great God Pan
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CD Button Thompson Johansen, Moll, M. Smith, Hiltabidle, Abbas; Wallace, Wright, Ring Black, A. Fischer, Haddad; Cockerill, Uhl, pianos. Texts online. Navona Records NV 6115 (2)
Recordings Occasional Oratorio Cover 1217HANDEL: An Occasional Oratorio
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CD Button Doyle; Johnson, Harvey; Bavarian Radio Chorus, Akademie für Alte Musik, Arman. BR Klassik 900520 (2)
Recordings Petrou Ottone Cover 1217HANDEL: Ottone
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CD Button Snouffer, Hallenberg, Starushkevych; Cencic, Sabata, Kudinov; Il Pomo d’Oro, Petrou. Texts and translations. Decca 483 1814 (3)
Recordings Wonderful Life Cover 1217HEGGIE: It’s a Wonderful Life 
CD Button Trevigne, Carroll; Burden, Gilfry, Hopkins, Griffey; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Summers. English text. Pentatone  PTC5186 631 (2)
Recordings Petit Prince Cover 1217LEVINAS: Le Petit Prince
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CD Button Crousaud, Trottmann, Soudain; Lièvre-Picard, Ferreira, Diakoff, Capt, Lapp; Orchestre de Picardie, van Beek. No libretto. Claves 50-1725
Recordings Adelaide in Borgona Cover 1217ROSSINI: Adelaide di Borgogna
CD Button Sadovnikova, Zubieta, Gritskova; Vlad, Watanabe, Lewenberg, Anderzhanov; Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Acocella. Naxos 8.660401-02 (2)
Recordings Sigismondo Cover lg 1217ROSSINI: Sigismondo
CD Button Aleida, Sánchez-Valverde, Gritskova; Tarver, Arrieta, Bakonyi; Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani. Naxos 8.660403-04 (2)
Recordings Rigoletto Hvorostovsky Cover 1217VERDI: Rigoletto
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CD Button Sierra, Volkova; Demuro, Hvorostovsky, Mastroni. Kaunas State Choir, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Orbelian. Text and translation. Delos DE3522 (2)
Recordings Parsifal Cover 1 lg 1217WAGNER: Parsifal
DVD Button Pankratova; Vogt, McKinny, Zeppenfeld, Grochowski, Lehner; Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Haenchen. Production: Laufenberg. Deutsche Grammophon 00440 073 5350 2, 247 mins., subtitled
Recordings Parsifal Concertgebouw lg 1217WAGNER: Parsifal
DVD Button Lang; Ventris, Marco-Buhrmester, Struckmann, Petrenko; Dutch National Opera Chorus, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Fisher. Production: Audi. Challenge Classics CC 72619,  260 mins., subtitled

Choral and Song

Recordings Bang on a Can Cover 1217Gong Linna & Bang On a Can All-Stars: Cloud River Mountain 
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CD Button Music by Gordon, Lang, Luo and Wolfe. Texts and translations. Cantaloupe CA21133
Recordings Routes de lesclavage Jordi Savall cover 1217Jordi Savall: "Les Routes De L’Esclavage"
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CD Button DVD Button Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, 3MA, Tembembe Ensemble Continuo; Savall. Texts and Translations. Alia Vox AVSA 9920
Recordings Canticles Cover 1217LUTHER ADAMS: Canticles of the Holy Wind
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CD Button The Crossing, Nally; Garapic, percussion. Cantaloupe CA21131


Recordings Alice Coote Mahler Cover 1217Alice Coote: "Mahler Song Cycles"
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CD Button Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Rückert-Lieder. Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Albrecht. No texts or translations. Pentatone CD PTC 5186 576
Recordings Romanza Netrebko Cover 1217Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov: "Romanza"
CD Button Various orchestras and conductors. Panorama 00289 479 8110 GH
Recordings Elizbeth Strid Cover 1217Elisabet Strid: "Leuchtende Liebe"
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CD Button Arias by Beethoven and Wagner. Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anguelov. No texts. Oehms Classics OC 1882
Recordings Joyce El-Khoury Cover 1217Joyce El-Khoury: "Echo"
CD Button The Hallé, Rizzi. Texts and translations. Opera Rara ORR252
Recordings Michael Spyres Cover 1217Michael Spyres: "Espoir"
CD Button The Hallé, Rizzi. Texts and translations. Opera Rara ORR251

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