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April 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 Iolanta Cover 419Editor's Choice

TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta
STRAVINSKY: Perséphone 

DVD Button Scherbachenko; Černoch, Markov, White, Ulyanov. Blanc; Groves; Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Currentzis. EuroArts 2064826, 164 mins., subtitles

Top Sellars

The director draws out fascinating emotional ambiguity in this double bill from Madrid.



Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Autumn Sonata Cover 419FAGERLUND: Autumn Sonata
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CD Button Von Otter, Sunnegårdh, Juntunen; Hakala, Söderlund; Chorus and Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera, Storgårds. Text and translation. BIS-2357 SACD (2)
Recordings Cendrillon Cover 419MASSENET: Cendrillon
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DVD Button Strebel, Melnikova, Park, Czarny, Jung, Regazzo; Orozco; Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus of Theater Freiburg, Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Bollon. Production: Mundel and Motta. Naxos DVD 2.110563, 139 mins., subtitles
Recordings Navarraise Cover 419MASSENET: La Navarraise
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CD Button Kurzak; Alagna, Savage, McGee, Andguladze, Kontes; New York Choral Ensemble, Opera Orchestra of New York, Veronesi. Text, no translation. Warner Classics 0190295605704
Recordings Cosi Cover 419MOZART (Woodfield, ed.): Così Fan Tutte
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CD Button Fikret, Kristoffersen, Mas; Sprague, Pizzuti, Vultaggio; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Pillot. Text and translations online. Rubicon RCD1026 (2)
REcordings Kaiser Cover 419ULLMANN: Der Kaiser von Atlantis
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CD Button Wall, Pérez; Pruvot, Slipak, Obrecht; Orchestre Musique des Lumières, Agudin. IBS Classical IBS 32018
Recordings Nabucco Cover 419VERDI: Nabucco
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DVD Button Branchini, Surguladze; Gagnidze, Pelizzari, Siwek; Arena di Verona Chorus and Orchestra, Oren. BelAir BAC 148
Recordings Hollander Cover 419WAGNER: Der Fliegende Hollander
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CD Button Merbeth, Mayer; Youn, Selig, Muzek, Bruns; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Thielemann. No text. Opus Arte OA CD9043 D (2)

Choral and Song

Recordings Bach Cantatas Cover 419BACH: Cantatas BMV 170 and 35
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CD Button Guillon; Le Banquet Céleste, Guillon. Gratton, organ. Texts and translations online. Alpha 343
Recording Berlioz Cambreling Cover 419BERLIOZ: Vocal Works with Orchestra
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CD Button Aikin, Poulson; Yudenkov; SWR Vokalensemble, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden & Freiburg, Cambreling. No texts or translations. SWR Music SWR19514CD
Recording Himmelsmusik Cover 419L’Arpeggiata: Himmelsmusik  
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CD Button Scheen; Jaroussky; L’Arpeggiata, Pluhar. Texts and translations. Erato 0190295634001
Recordings Uamaa Cover 419SOMMERRO: Ujamaa; The Iceberg 
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CD Button Willemark, Inderhaug; Demit; Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Bergby. Lindberg Lyd 2L-146-SABD
Recordings Waterlines Cover 419TRAPANI: Waterlines
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CD Button Dhegrae; Longleash; Jack Quartet; Nonken, piano; Başar, qanûn, Trapani, hexaphonic electric guitar, Talea Ensemble, Baker. English texts. Refinersfire RF1423 (2)

Recital

Recordings Bocelli Cover 419Andrea Bocelli:  
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CD Button Various composers, instrumentalists, and choirs. Metcalfe. Texts. Decca 02567 74356
Recordings Dreams and Songs Cover 419Bryn Terfel: Dreams and Songs 
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CD Button Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Metro Voices, Bateman. No texts. Deutsche Grammophon 483 5514
Recordings Elsa Dreisig Cover 419Elsa Dreisig: Miroir(s) 
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CD Button Arias by Gounod, Massenet, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Richard Strauss. Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie, Schonwandt. Texts and translations. Erato 0190295634131
REcordings Vivaldi Handel Cover 419Grace Davidson: Vivaldi Handel
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CD Button The Academy of Ancient Music. Latin texts with English translations. Signum classics SIGCD 537
Recordings Requiem Bostridge Cover 419Ian Bostridge: Requiem, the Pity of War 
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CD Button Songs by Butterworth, Stephan, Weill and Mahler. Pappano, piano. Texts and translations. Warner Classics 0190295661564
Recordings Marina Rebeka Cover 419Marina Rebeka: Spirito 
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CD Button Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Bignamini. Texts and translations online. Prima Classic Prima001
Recordings Animaux Cover 419Sophie Karthäuser: Le Bal des Animaux 
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CD Button Asti, piano. Songs by Bizet, Chausson, Chabrier, de Séverac, Hahn, Lalo, Offenbach, Poulenc, Ravel, Rossini, Viardot. Texts and translations. Harmonia Mundi HMM 902260

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