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June 2016

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

Recordings Pollicino cover 616Editor's Choice

HENZE: Pollicino
DVD Button Jähn, Wenborne, Ivan; Sinko, Kammerer, Hörl; Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Orchestra of the Musikgymnasium Neustiftgasse, Preissnitz. Production: Zisterer. Belvedere 10140, 61 mins., subtitles

Tom Thumb’s Blues.

This musical fairy tale serves as a great introduction to opera for kids—or adults.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Abrahmsen Cover 616ABRAHAMSEN: let me tell you
CD Button Hannigan; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Nelsons. English text and translation. Winter & Winter 910 232-2
Recordings Stabat Mater Cover 616DVOŘÁK: Stabat Mater
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CD Button Wall, Fujimura; Elsner, Li; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Jansons. Libretto and translation. BR Klassik 900142
Recordings Baldassare Cover 616GALUPPI: Il Filosofo di Campagna
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DVD Button Zanetti, Cinciripi, Antonini; Baldan, Mezzaro, Ünsal, Torriani; Ensemble Barocco della Filarmonica del Veneto, da Ros.  Production:  Torriani.  Bongiovanni AB 20030 (DVD), 110 mins., subtitles.
Recordings Haydn Gala cover 616HAYDN: Opera Gala
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CD Button Excerpts from L'Infedeltà Delusa and La Vera Costanza. Reiss, Kermes, Lancarro; Scheidegger, Sacher, T.M. Allen, Trost, Holzmair, Paley; WDR Funkhausorchester Köln, Poscher, Hernandez-Silva. No libretto. Capriccio C5255 (2)
Recordings Cold Mountain Cover 616HIGDON: Cold Mountain
CD Button Leonard, Fons, Nansteel, Basler; Gunn, Morris, Honeywell, Burdette; Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program and Orchestra, Harth-Bedoya. English text. Pentatone PTC 5186583 (2)
Recordings King David Cover 616HONEGGER: King David
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CD Button Lee, Bullock, Field; Ng, Feldmann, Scarlata; West Chester University of Pennsylvania Chamber Ensemble, Mastersingers and Concert Choir, Kelly. Mark Records 51849
Recordings Venedig Cover 616J. STRAUSS: Eine Nacht in Venedig
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DVD Button Schellenberger, Puszta, Barth-Jurca, Scheitz, Alsen; Lippert, Samek, Jaus, Zednik, Martin; Orchestra and Chorus of the Mörbisch Festival, Schüller. Production: Absenger. Videoland Klassik VLMD 021, 148 mins., subtitles
Recordings Giuditta cover 616LEHÁR: Giuditta
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DVD Button Ushakova, Bauer; Heinrich, Montazeri. Orchestra and Chorus of Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Bibl. Production: Friedel, Madia, Wahl. ORF VLMD 010, 126 mins., subtitles
Recordings Mayr Cover 616MAYR: Saffo
CD Button Brown, Yun, Ruckgaber, Papenmeyer; M. Schäfer, Preis: Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Chorus, Concerto de Bassus, Hauk. Online libretto. Naxos 8.660367-68 (2)
Recordings Vespro Cover 616MONTEVERDI: Vespro Della Beata Vergine
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DVD Button The Monteverdi Choir and The English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner. Latin texts with French and English translation. Alpha Classics 705
Recordings Ricci cover 616RICCI: Crispino e la Comare
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DVD Button Bonfadelli, Boscolo, Conte; Paesano, Colaianni, Olivieri, Spina, Monaco, Castoro; Chorus of Teatro Petruzzelli, Orchestra Internationale d’Italia, Bignamini. Production: Talevi. Dynamic 37675, 136 mins., subtitles
Recordings Marienvesper Cover 616ROSENMÜLLER: Marienvesper
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CD Button Knabenchor Hannover, Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble, Barockorchester l’Arco, Breiding. Latin texts and English translations. Rondeau ROP 701920 (2)
Recordings Mose Cover 616ROSSINI: Mosè
DVD Button Tamburrino, Cioppi, Kabatu; Ganci, Mihai, Sala, Polinelli, Starinieri, Raimondi; Veneranda Fabbrica dal Duomo di Milano Orchestra and Chorus, Quattrocchi. Production: Ligorio and Mancini. C Major 735308, 80 mins. (opera), 22 mins. (bonus), subtitles
Recordings Tannhauser Video Cover 616WAGNER: Tannhäuser
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DVD Button A. Petersen, Prudenskaya, Grané; Seiffert, Mattei, Pape, Sohn; Staatsopernchor and Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim. Production: Waltz. BelAir Classiques BAC 122 (DVD), 192 mins., subtitles
Recordings Echo Narcissus cover 616WIGGLESWORTH: Echo and Narcissus
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CD Button Booth, Stephen; Padmore; Kelemen, violin, Cassidy, viola, Wigglesworth, piano; Hallé Orchestra, Wigglesworth. Texts and translations. Harmonia mundi NMC D213
Recordings Landstreichercover 616ZIEHRER: Die Landstreicher
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CD Button Leyer, Pfeffer, Stein; Behle, Dewald, Fegran, Stiefermann. WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, WDR Funkhausorchester Köln, Froschauer. No texts or translations. Capriccio C5261

Choral and Song

Recordings Kahane Fiction issue cover 616KAHANE: The Fiction Issue
CD Button Worden; Kahane; Brooklyn Rider. Texts. Magdeburg Music
Recordings Langer Cover 616LANGER: Landscape With Three People
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CD Button Dennis; Towers. Various instrumentalists. Texts and translations. Harmonia mundi HMU 907 669
Recordings IMpressions Cover 616MARIOTTE: "Impressions Urbaines and other works"
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CD Button Revault d’Allonnes, Blumenthal. Timpani 1C1126
Recordings Zemlinsky songs cover 616ZEMLINSKY: "Seven Songs and Chamber Symphony"
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CD Button Carlstedt. Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Storgards. German texts and English translation. Ondine ODE 1272-2


Recordings Holzer Cover 616Robert Holzer: "Bruckner: Lieder, Chöre, Magnificat"
CD Button Riel, De Czarnce; Holzer, Kiener, Pannermayr; Chorvereinigung Bruckner, Kammerorchester der Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, Kerbl. Texts, no translations. Grammola 99071
Recordings Gerhaher Cover 616Christian Gerhaher: "Mozart Arias"
CD Button Bezuidenhout, fortepiano; Freiburger Barockorchester, von der Goltz. Sony 88875087162
Recordings Siegel Cover 616Gerhard Siegel: "Lieder"
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CD Button Music by Schoenberg, Strauss, Hessenberg. Dobner, piano. No texts or translations. Profil PH 15032
Recordings Faure COver 616Jared Schwartz: "Fauré: Songs for Bass Voice and Piano"
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CD Button J. Schwartz; Howat, piano. Texts and translations. Toccata Classics TOCC 0268
Recordings JugendLieder Cover 616Julia Bentley & Kuang-Hao Huang: "Wo der Goldregen steht: Youthful Songs of Alban Berg"
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CD Button Texts and translations. Centaur CRC 3459
REcordings Kozena Monteverdi Cover 616Magdalena Kožená: "Monteverdi"
CD Button A. Prohaska; La Cetra, Marcon. Texts and translations. Archiv 479 4595
Recordings Braamse Cover 616Shudong Braamse: "Voix Suprême: Mélodies of Jules Massenet"
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CD Button Hulin, piano. Translations, no texts. Navona Records NV6017

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