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May 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 Einstein DVD Cover 517Editor's Choice

GLASS: Einstein on the Beach
DVD Button Davis, Moran; Silverman, Newell, Williams; The Philip Glass Ensemble, Riesman; The Lucinda Childs Dance Company. Production: Wilson. Opus Arte OA1178D (2 DVDs)/OABD7173D (2 Blu-rays), 264 mins., no subtitles

The Key Glass

The legendary, extraordinary Einstein on the Beach gets a video release.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Polnische Hochzeit Cover 517BEER: Polnische Hochzeit
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CD Button Bernhard, Rüping; Schukoff, Hausmann, Kupfer-Radecky. Chor des Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Schirmer. No texts or translations. CPO 555 059-2 (2)
Recordings Lulu Cover 517BERG: Lulu
DVD Button Petersen, Graham; Brenna, Groves, Reuter, Winkler, Grundheber; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Koenigs. Production: Kentridge. Nonesuch 556120-2 (DVD and Blu-ray), 182 mins., subtitled
Recordings Chisoom Cover 517CHISHOLM: Simoon
CD Button Irwin, Drummond; Sheffield, Thantrey; Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland, Ryan. Texts. Delphian DCD34139
Recordings Devereux DVD COver 517DONIZETTI: Roberto Devereux
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DVD Button Devia, Tro Santafé; Kunde, Sanabria, Caria, Mastroni; Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real, Madrid, Campanella.  BelAir Classiques BAC 430 (Blu-ray)/130 (DVD), 137 mins., subtitled
Recordings Granados Cover 517GRANADOS: Maria del Carmen
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CD Button Veronese, Vázquez, Kostyuk; Alcalá, Curry, Mirabelli, Suaste, Arrabal, Montresor, Ashworth; Wexford Festival Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Belarus, Bragado-Darman. No text or translation. Naxos 8.660144-45
Recordings Gretry Cover 517GRÉTRY: L’Épreuve Villageoise
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CD Button Junker, Trevigne; Fernández-Rueda, Dolié; Opera Lafayette, Brown. Naxos 8 660377
Recordings El Publico Cover 517SOTELO: El Público
DVD Button Barkmin, Gaudí; López, Tatzl, Arcángel, Méndez, Ramón, Lozano, Caves, San Antonio; Klangforum Wien, Coro Titular del Teatro Real, Heras-Casado. Production: Castro. Bel Air Classiques BAC134 (DVD)/BAC534 (Blu-ray), 142 mins., subtitled
Recordings Gillet Solhaug Cover 517STENHAMMAR: Gillet på Solhaug
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CD Button K. Andersson, Paulsson; Precht, Zachariassen, Zetterström. Various choruses and Symphony Orchestra of Norrköping; Schaefer. Libretto and translation. Sterling CDO-1108/1110-2 (3)
Recordings Thomson Four Saints Cover 517THOMSON: Four Saints In Three Acts; Capital Capitals
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CD Button Pelletier, Selig, Mitchell-Velasco, Torgove; Blandy, Wilson, Engebreth, McNichols; Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Rose. Texts. Everbest CD BMOP Sound 1049 (2)
Recordings Aida DVD Cover 517VERDI: Aida
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DVD Button Lewis, Rachvelishvili; Berti, Doss, Prestia, Sim; Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio Torino, Noseda. Production: Friedkin. C Major 736908 (DVD)/737004 (Blu-ray), 148 mins., subtitled

Choral and Song

Recordings Madrigali Cover 517BECKSCHÄFER: Madrigali
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CD Button Vitzhum, Sellier, Rieger; Hoock, bass; Fraenzke, piano; Ensemble Stimmwerck, Ensemble il capriccio. Texts, no translations. Genuin Classics GEN 16444
Recordings Mosuc Motalla Cover 517MOTALLA: L’Amore è Poesia
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CD Button Mosuc; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scott. No texts. Solo musica SM247
Recordings Mass C Minor Suzuki Cover 517MOZART: Mass in C minor, K. 427 ("Great"); Exsultate, jubilate 
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CD Button Sampson, Vermuelen; Sakurada, Immler; Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki. Texts and translations. Bis BIS-2171
Recordings Rachmaninov Vespers Cover 517RACHMANINOV: Vespers
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CD Button Brown; Vanderwal; St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, Scott. Texts and translations. Resonus RES 10169
Recordings Dowson Songs Cover 517SMIRNOV: Dowson Songs
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CD Button Bakari; Daurov, cello; Valianatos, piano. English texts. Naxos 8.579006


Recordings Wind on Sea cover 517Aylish Kerrigan: "I Am Wind on Sea"
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CD Button D. Collins, piano. Métier MSV 28558
Recordings Iestyn Davies COver 517Iestyn Davies: "Bach Cantatas"
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CD Button Arcangelo, Cohen. Texts and translations. Hyperion CDA 68111
Recordings Jamie Barton Cover 517Jamie Barton: "All Who Wander"
CD Button Songs by Dvořák, Mahler and Sibelius. Zeger, piano. Texts and translations. Delos DE 3494
Recordings Phan Gods and Monsters Cover 517Nicholas Phan: "Gods & Monsters"
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CD Button Songs by Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf. Huang, piano. Texts and translations. Avie AV 2368
Recordings Alagna Cover 517Roberto Alagna: "Malèna"
CD Button London Orchestra, Cassar. Texts and translations. Deutsche Grammophon 4814733
Recordings L'Amore Wagner Cover 517Susanne Bernard: "L’Amore e la Morte"
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CD Button Works by Wagner and Liszt. Feller, organ. Texts, no translation. BR Klassik TXA 15055
Recordings Tides of Life CD Cover 517Thomas Hampson: "Tides of Life"
CD Button Songs by Schubert, Brahms, Wolf and Barber. Netherlands Female Youth Choir, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thompson. Texts, no translations. Channel Classics CCS 38917


Recordings Wunderlich Cover 517Fritz Wunderlich: Arias
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CD Button Arias and Songs by Millöcker, Lortzing, Nicolai, Lehar, J. Strauss, Fall, Künneke, Stolz, Spoliansky, Mattes; Münchner Rundfunksorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, various conductors. No texts or translations. BR Klassic 900314

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