From Development server

Recordings

May 2018

Reviews of the latest opera CDs and DVDs — both remastered reissues of the greats and new recordings by today's most notable artists.

Recordings Norma Cover lg 518Editor's Choice

BELLINI: Norma

DVD Button Yoncheva, Ganassi, Borovko; Calleja, Kim, Sherratt; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Pappano.  Production: Ollé. Opus Arte OA BD7225D (Blu-ray)/1247D (DVD), 154 mins. (opera), 15 mins. (bonus), subtitles

Para-Norma Activity.

Àlex Ollé’s Covent Garden staging of Bellini’s classic is an unholy mess.



Opera and Oratorio

Recording Pelleas Cover 518DEBUSSY: Pelléas et Mélisande
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
DVD Button Daviet, Lyren; Mauillon, Alvaro, Bronk, Olcese. Malmo Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Pascal. Production: Lazar. Bel Air Classiques BAC 144, 178 minutes, subtitles (2)
Recordings Prinzessin Nofretete Cover 518DOSTAL: Prinzessin Nofretete
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Wünscher, Lentner, Mehling; Krueger, Rydlewski, Milev, Horn. Chor und Orchester der Musikalischen Komödie Leipzig, Klingele. No texts or translations. Rondeau Production ROP614748 (2)
Recordings Orpheus Cover 518MACKEY: Orpheus Unsung
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Mackey, electric guitar; Treuting, percussion. New Amsterdam Records NWAM091
Recordings Three Way Cover 518PATERSON: Three Way
CD Button Pastin, Ruckman, Bonet, Bonetti; Rutter, Levine, Mason, Treviño; Nashville Opera Orchestra, Williamson. Text. American Modern Recordings AMR 1048 (2)
Recordings Salome Cover 518R. STRAUSS: Salome
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Magee, Schuster, Eichenberger; Bronder, Bruns, W. Koch; Frankfurt Radio Symphony; Orozco-Estrada. Libretto and translation. Pentatone 5186 602 (2)
Recordings Tsar Saltan Cover 518RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: The Tale of Tsar Saltan
DVD Button Churilova, Shagimuratova, Solovyova, Kravtsova, Vitman; Tsanga, Vekua; Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus, Gergiev. Production: Petrov. Mariinsky MAR0597, 150 mins., subtitles
Recordings Suppe Marinaio Cover 518SUPPÉ: Il Ritorno del Marinaio
CD Button Tepponen; Puškarić, Farasin, Surjan, Fortunato; Rijeka Opera Choir and Symphony Orchestra, Martinolli-D’Arcy. Text and translation. CPO 555 120-2 (2)
Recordings Ernani Cover 518VERDI: Ernani
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
DVD Button Vassilieva, Ohanyan; Vargas, Tézier, Vinogradov; Monte-Carlo Opera Chorus and Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, Callegari. Arthaus Musik 109344, 130 mins., subtitles

Choral and Song

Recordings Hagen Song Cover 518HAGEN: "21st-Century Song Cycles"
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Lyric Fest soloists; L. Ward, piano. Texts and translations. Naxos 8.559714
Recordings Rounder Songs Cover 518PINKERTON/BURKE: Rounder Songs
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Pinkerton; NOW Ensemble. Texts. New Amsterdam NWAM092

Recital

Recordings Bartoli Gabetta Cover 518Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta: "Dolce Duello"
CD Button Capella Gabetta, A. Gabetta. Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Boccherini and others. Texts and translations. Decca 483 2473
Recordings Jeffrey Cover 518Chantal Santon Jeffery: "Lagrime e Sospiri"
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Arias by Stradella. Galilei Consort, Chénier. Italian texts and translations. Alpha Classics ALPHA 297
Recordings Dappertutto Cover 518Jean-Marc Salzmann: "Dappertutto"
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Pierre Cussac, accordion. No texts. Maguelone MAG 358.411
Recordings La Barbara Cover 518Joan La Barbara: "Early Immersive Music"
CD Button Ditmas. Mode 298 (CD)/Mode MOD-BD-298 (Blu-ray audio)
Recordings Banse Cover 518Juliane Banse: "Im Arm Der Liebe"
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Sebastie Weigle, conductor. No texts. BR KLASSIK 900322     
Recordings Crebassa Cover 518Marianne Crebassa: "Secrets"
CD Button Say, piano. Texts and translations. Erato 0190295 768973
Recordings Nina Stemme Cover 518Nina Stemme: "Wiener Staatsoper Live"
CD Button Ungureanu, Baechle; Kerl, Struckmann, Hawlata, Botha, Gould; Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Ozawa, Welser-Möst. No texts or translations. Orfeo C937 171 B

Historical

Recordings Giordano Fedora COver 518GIORDANO: Fedora
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
CD Button Dalla Rizza, Mirella; Melandri, Ghirardini, Zambelli; Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Molajoli. Malibran MR 516 (2)

Follow OPERA NEWS on FacebookTwitter Button