2 CD / Ponto Recordings / 2008-05-01Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Aida, opera
Performers: Atlantov, Vladimir; Borissova, Galina; Glossop, Peter; Klyonov, Oleg; Korolyov, Yuriy; Maslennikov, Alexei; Rouleau, Joseph; Simionato, Giulietta; Sokolov, Andrei; Vishnevskaya, Galina; Yaroslavzev, ...
Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny; ; Balkwill, Bryan
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; USSR State Academy Chorus; USSR State Academy Symphony Orchestra
This Ponto release of 'Otello' marks the eightieth birthday of Galina Vishnevskaya, one of the finest Russian singers of her generation. It joins a discography...continue...
3 CD / Ponto Recordings / 2006-11-04Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; La clemenza di Tito, K 621; Johannes Brahms: Songs (6) for voice & piano, Op. 86; Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84; Songs (4), Op. 46; Songs (9) for...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo Soprano]; Curry, Carol Ann; Hamburger, Paul; Harwood, Elizabeth; Minton, Yvonne; Shirley-Quirk, John; Van der Bilt, Peter; Westi, Kurt
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Pritchard, John
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Scottish Opera Chorus
One of the most highly acclaimed productions by Scottish Opera in the 1960s was its English-language 'Cosi fan tutte.' Dame Janet Baker sang Dorabella in...continue...
2 CD / Ponto Recordings / 2005-06-04Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo Soprano]; Best, Matthew; Curtis, Mark; Davies, Maldwyn; Gelling, Philip; Hall, Elaine Mary; Roe, Janice Hooper; Shirley-Quirk, John; Summers, Jonathan; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
"...In this [performance], Dame Janet gave one of the great performances of her life: she is extraordinary as Gluck's Alceste, a part that in the...continue...