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January 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 Hamlet Cover 119Editor's Choice

DEAN: Hamlet
DVD Button Hannigan, Connolly; Clayton, Gilfry, Begley, Tomlinson, Butt Philip, Imbrailo, Enticknap, Lowrey; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, Jurowski. Production: Armfield. Opus Arte OA 1254 D (DVD)/OA BD7231 D (Blu-ray), 164 mins. (opera), 21 mins. (bonus), subtitles

What a Piece of Work, Man.

Brett Dean’s Shakespeare adaptation is a modern masterpiece.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Wozzeck Cover 118BERG: Wozzeck
DVD Button Grigorian; Goerne, Siegel, Larsen, Daszak, Peter; Vienna Philharmonic, Jurowski. Production: Kentridge. Harmonia Mundi 9809053.54 (DVD & Blu-ray), 106 mins., subtitles
Recordings Creation Cover 119HAYDN: The Creation
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CD Button Heaston; Spence, P. Rose; Houston Symphony and Chorus, Orozco-Estrada. Libretto and translation. Pentatone PTC 5186 614 (2)
Recordings Oca Cairo Cover 119MOZART: L’Oca del Cairo, KV 422; Lo Sposo Deluso, KV 430
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CD Button Van der Pall, Schoon, Anthoni; Loonen, Micu, Bischof, Bakaert; Antwerp Transparant Chamber Opera Ensemble and Orchestra, Rotman. Italian texts, no translations. CPO 999 104-2
Recordings Clemenza Cover 119MOZART: La Clemenza di Tito
CD Button Rebeka, Mühlemann, DiDonato, Erraught; Villazón, Plachetka; RIAS Kammerchor, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nézet-Séguin. Text and translation. DG 4835210 (2)
Recordings Semiramide Cover 119ROSSINI: Semiramide
CD Button Shagimuratova, Gaspar, Barcellona; Banks, Butt Philip, Palazzi, G. Buratto, Platt; Opera Rara Chorus; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Elder. Opera Rara ORC57 (4)
Recordings Rheingold Cover 119WAGNER: Das Rheingold
CD Button Bell, Tynan, Bickley, Shaw, Jones, Resmark; Hartmann, Paterson, Youn, Philip, Stout, Spence, Hagen, Bayley; Hallé Orchestra, Elder. Text and translation online. Hallé CD HLD 7549 (3)

Choral and Song

Recordings Debussy Harmonie Cover 119DEBUSSY: Harmonie du Soir
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CD Button Karthäuser; Degout; Asti, Planès, piano. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMM902306/07 (2)
Recordings Beauty Come Dancing Cover 119GETTY: Beauty Come Dancing
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CD Button Netherlands Radio Choir and Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Gaffigan. English texts. Pentatone PTC 5186 621
Recordings Tymoczko Cover 119TYMOCZKO: Fools and Angels
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CD Button Cluver, Hege, Hughes, Shaw; Farrel, Crouch; Vidal (saxophone), Lippel (guitar), Le Boeuf (piano), Treuting (drums); Collide Trio, Newspeak, The Illinois Modern Ensemble, Taylor. English texts. Panoramic Recordings pan10


Recordings Gunther Groissbock Cover 119Günther Groissböck: Herz/Tod
CD Button Music by Brahms, Mahler, Wagner and Wolf. Huber, piano. Texts and translations, Decca 481 6957
Recordings Voices of Women Cover 119Heather Fetrow: Voices of Women: From Unknown to Renowned
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CD Button Henry, piano. Texts. Affetto AF 1805
Recordings Kahane Book Travelers Cover 119KAHANE: Book of Travelers
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CD Button Kahane, voice and piano. Texts. Nonesuch Records 571525-2
Recordings Nadine Sierra Cover 119Nadine Sierra: There’s a Place for Us 
CD Button Songs and arias by Bernstein, Villa-Lobos, Gordon, Theofanidis, Foster, Golijov and Stravinsky. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Spano. Deutsche Grammophon B0028836-02
Recordings Fleming Cover 119Renée Fleming: Broadway 
CD Button BBC Concert Orchestra, R. Fisher. Decca 4834215
Recordings Gounod Melodies Cover 119Tassis Christoyannis: Gounod Mélodies 
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CD Button J. Cohen, piano. Aparte Music AP 181

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