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Opera in English - Janacek: Osud / Mackerras, Field, et al

Album Summary

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Osud (Fate), opera, JW 1/5
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...Until David Pountney's brilliant production for English National Opera many commentators thought 'Osud' virtually unstageable. But then there is the music: a miracle of lyricism and economic characterisation...Mackerras delivers a magnificent ensemble performance: the chorus sings with one voice and the mass of minor roles is flawlessly presented...This performance deserves the highest praise as an utterly convincing, powerfully coherent presentation..." ***** -BBC Music

The Guardian
Sir Charles Mackerras conducting in this Welsh National Opera recording confirms the [score's] musical strength... this fine recording in English brings out its winning warmth...

BBC Music Magazine
Mackerras delivers a magnificent ensemble performance, and the mass of minor roles is flawlessly presented.


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>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Osud (Fate), opera, JW 1/5
  • Performers: Peter Bronder (Tenor); Helen Field (Soprano); Timothy German (Tenor); Kathryn Harries (Soprano); Yolande Jones (Voice); Stuart Kale (Tenor); Philip Langridge (Voice); Samuel Linay (Boy Soprano); Barry Mora (Baritone); Michael Preston-Roberts (Voice); Christine Teare (Voice)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (07/13/1989-07/18/1989)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta