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September 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 Golden Cockerel cover 918Editor's Choice

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: The Golden Cockerel
DVD Button Gimadieva, Tehoval, Zwierko; Hunka, Kravets, Dolgov, Shushakov, Vassiliev; Orchestre Symphonique et Chœurs de la Monnaie, Altinoglu. Production: Pelly. BelAir Classiques BAC147, 118 mins., subtitles

Greed Trumps All

Laurent Pelly’s dark production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s satirical fable is about the tragedy of people who have blind faith in an avaricious leader.

Opera and Oratorio

Recordings Sakuntala Cover 918ALFANO: Sakùntala
DVD Button Dalla Benetta, Kravchenko, Kader; Ferrer, D’Agata, Fresta, La Delfa, Palmieri, Vargetto; Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Bareza. Production: Gasparon. Bongiovanni AB 20037, 113 mins., subtitles
Recording Boesmans Pinocchio Cover 918BOESMANS: Pinocchio
CD Button Briot, Munger, Boulianne; Degout, Le Texier, Beuron; Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie, Davin. French text, no translation. Cypres CYP 4647 (2)
Recordings Doyle Heresy Cover 918DOYLE: Heresy
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CD Button Halpin, O’Leary, Banks; Crowley, Crowe, Morris, Smith. English text. Heresy 021 (2)
Recordings Prophete Cover 918MEYERBEER: Le Prophète
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CD Button Tapia, Cornetti; Kludszuweit, Osborn, Doyen, Ludvik, Faveyts. Essener Philharmoniker, Carella. French texts, German translations. Oehms Classical OC 971 (3)
Recordings Così Cover 817MOZART: Così Fan Tutte
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DVD Button Winters, Brower, Puértolas; Behle, Arduini, Kränzle; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus, Bychkov. Production: Gloger. Opus Arte 1260 (DVD) / BD7237 (Blu-ray), 183 mins. (opera), 8 mins. (extras), subtitles

Choral and Song

Recordings Abel Cover 918ABEL: Time and Distance
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CD Button Plitmann, J. DeStefano, Rosenberger, Tadmor. Texts. Delos DE 3550
Recordings Mass Cover 918BERNSTEIN: Mass
CD Button Vortmann; Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin; various chorales, J. Miller. Deutsche Grammophon DG 483 5009
Recordings Charpentier Lecons Cover 918CHARPENTIER: Leçons de Ténèbres
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CD Button Boden, Degout; Arcangelo, Cohen. Latin texts with English translations. Hyperion CDA68171
Recordings Silvesterkonzert Cover 918Silvesterkonzert 2017
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DVD Button Music by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Strauss, Bernstein, Shostakovich, Brahms. DiDonato; Berlin Philharmonic, Rattle. EuroArts DVD 8024267488
Recordings Vivaldi Gloria Cover 918VIVALDI: Gloria
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CD Button Lezhneva; Fagioli. I Barocchisti, Fasolis. Latin texts and translations. Decca 4833874


Recordings A Breath Upwards Cover 918Ah Young Hong: A Breath Upwards 
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CD Button Works by Babbitt and Hersch. Cuckson, viola; Kanasevich, clarinet; Hersch, horn. English texts. Innova 986
Recordings Nevin Cover 918Henk Neven: With Love from Russia 
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CD Button Neven, cello; Eijsackers, piano. ONYX 4193
Recordings Certain Slant of Light Cover 918Lisa Delan: A Certain Slant Of Light 
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CD Button Songs by Copland, Getty, Heggie and Tilson Thomas on poems by Emily Dickinson. Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Foster. Pentatone PTC 5186 634
Recordings Perpetual Night Cover 918Lucile Richardot: Perpetual Night 
CD Button Seventeenth-century ayres and songs; Ensemble Correspondances, Daucé. English texts, French translations. Harmonia Mundi HMM 902269
Recordings Porpora Arias Cover 918Max Emanuel Cencic: Nicola Porpora Arias 
CD Button Armonia Atenea, Petrou. Decca 483 3235
Recordings Winterreise Cover 918SCHUBERT: Winterreise
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CD Button Scarlata, baritone; Kalish, piano. Texts and English translation. Bridge Records 9494
Recordings Remember Cover 918Tobias Greenhalgh, Steven LaBrie, Jarrett Ott: Remember 
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CD Button Brofman, Nielsen, Roven, Zelibor, piano. Texts online. Roven Records RR051218


Recordings Christa Ludwig Cover 918The Christa Ludwig Edition
CD Button Arias and songs by composers from Bach to Bernstein. Various supporting artists, pianists, orchestras and conductors. DG 479 8707 (12)

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