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Verdi: Ernani / Neil Shicoff, Eke Rider, Carlos Alvarez, Roberto Scanduzzi, Liliana Ciuca, Benedikt Kobel. Ozawa
Verdi: Ernani / Neil Shicoff, Eke Rider, Carlos Alvarez, Roberto Scanduzzi, Liliana Ciuca, Benedikt Kobel. Ozawa

2 CD / Orfeo / 2014-01-28

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji
Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra

  • This 1998 Vienna State Opera production of Verdi's Ernani was the first in that house in more than 70 years.
  • Conductor Seiji Ozawa's only Verdi
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Personnel: Benedikt Kobel, Michele Crider, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Neil Shicoff , Carlos Alvarez, Liliana Cluca , Aik Martirosyan (vocals).

Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (12/14/1998)....continue...
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Irmgard Seefried: Recordings 1944-67 - works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Puccini, Schubert et al.
Irmgard Seefried: Recordings 1944-67 - works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Puccini, Schubert et al.

4 CD / Orfeo / 2014-01-28

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Chi vive amante, H 24b no 13; Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a; Spirit's Song, H 26a no 41; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Le nozze di ...
Performers: Baier, Hermann; Bohne, Annemarie; Klein, Peter; Lorenz, Max; Noni, Alda; Reining, Maria; Schneiderhan, Wolfgang [Conductor/Violin]; Schoeffler, Paul [Baritone Vocal]; Schweiger, Hans; Seefried, Irmga...
Conductors: Ludwig, Leopold; Böhm, Karl; Karajan, Herbert v.; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Leitner, Ferdinand; Blech, Harry; Walter, Bruno; Ansermet, Ernest; Geese, Heinz
Ensemble: ; Instrumentalensemble

  • Soprano Irmgard Seefried was a magnificent presence both on the operatic stage and in recital.
  • 2013 marked the 25th anniversary of Ms. Seefried's passing.
  • Many
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Wagner: Die Walkure / Stemme, Botha, Anger. Franz Welser-Most  (Vienna State Opera live, 12/2/2007)
Wagner: Die Walkure / Stemme, Botha, Anger. Franz Welser-Most (Vienna State Opera live, 12/2/2007)

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-09-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walkürie
Performers: Anger, Ain; Botha, Johan; Stemme, Nina [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Welser-Möst, Franz
Ensemble: ; Vienna State Opera Chorus

At the most recent production at the Vienna State Opera, the twins were sung by Nina Stemme and - for the first time in the...continue...
Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (12/07/2007)....continue...
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Verdi: Arias / Piotr Beczala; Ewa Podles; Mariusz Kwiecien
Verdi: Arias / Piotr Beczala; Ewa Podles; Mariusz Kwiecien

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-05-28

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Les Vêpres Siciliennes; Il Trovatore; I Lombardi alla prima Crociata; Aida, opera; La Traviata; Macbeth; Requiem Mass; Un Ballo in Maschera; Don Carlo
Performers: Beczala, Piotr; Kozlowski, Karol; Kwiecien, Mariusz
Conductors: Borowicz, Lukasz
Ensemble: ; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Internationally renowned tenor Piotr Beczala celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth with a collection of highlights that include the roles in which he has...continue...
Recording information: Polish Radio Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall (2011-08-??&2011-09-??&2012-)....continue...
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Rossini: Semiramide, overture; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Mozart: Sinfonia concertante K.364 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano. Muti, Vienna PO
Rossini: Semiramide, overture; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Mozart: Sinfonia concertante K.364 / Sviatoslav Richter, piano. Muti, Vienna PO

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-01-29

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
Performers: Hetzel, Gerhart; Richter, Sviatoslav; Streng, Rudolf
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: ; Vienna Philharmonic

Over and above all its virtuoso challenges, Richter and Muti give an account of Schumann's Piano Concerto triumphant in its formal cohesion and sculpt it...continue...
Recording information: Groáes Festspielhaus (07/27/1974); Kleines Festspielhaus (07/27/1974); Groáes Festspielhaus (08/17/1972); Kleines Festspielhaus (08/17/1972)....continue...
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Salzburg Festival 1981 - Songs by Massenet, Fauré, Tosti, Mompou, Turina, de Falla / José Carreras, tenor; Edoardo Muller, piano
Salzburg Festival 1981 - Songs by Massenet, Fauré, Tosti, Mompou, Turina, de Falla / José Carreras, tenor; Edoardo Muller, piano

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-01-29

Works: Jules Massenet: Pensée d'automne; Elégie; Poème d'amour; Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Toujours, song for voice & piano (Poème d'un jour), Op. 21/2;...
Performers: Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Müller, Eduardo [Conductor]

Accompanied by Edoardo Müller, José Carreras' recital of 1981 takes us from the French song with piano by Massenet and Fauré to the canciones of...continue...
Recording information: Groáes Festspielhaus, Salzburg (08/16/1981)....continue...
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Salzburg Festival 1986 - Songs by Fauré, Strauss, Mahler, Copland, Ives, Pasatieri, Canteloube, Schonberg / Frederica von Stade, soprano, Martin Katz, piano
Salzburg Festival 1986 - Songs by Fauré, Strauss, Mahler, Copland, Ives, Pasatieri, Canteloube, Schonberg / Frederica von Stade, soprano, Martin Katz, piano

1 CD / Orfeo / 2013-01-29

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4; Mélodies (5), Op. 58 "de Venise"; Au Cimetière, song for voice & piano in E minor, Op. 51/2; La rose, Op. 51 no 4; Richard Strauss: Rot...
Performers: Katz, Martin [Piano]; Von Stade, Frederica [Mezzo-soprano vocals]

In 1986 Frederica von Stade offered a program that knew no boundaries - ranging from the florid poesy of settings by Fauré and Strauss to...continue...
Recording information: Groáes Festspielhaus (08/18/1986)....continue...
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Strauss: Four Last Songs; Arias from Arabella, Capriccio & Der Rosenkavalier / Anne Schwanewilms, soprano
Strauss: Four Last Songs; Arias from Arabella, Capriccio & Der Rosenkavalier / Anne Schwanewilms, soprano

1 CD / Orfeo / 2012-11-13

Works: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Arabella; Capriccio; Rosenkavalier
Performers: Böhnert, Jutta; Richter, Regina; Schwanewilms, Anne
Conductors: Stenz, Markus
Ensemble: ; Gurzenich Orchestra Cologne

In the tradition of greatest Strauss sopranos, Anne Schwanewilms offers her own interpretation of the composer's Four Last Songs complemented by three operatic roles, accompanied...continue...
Recording information: Stolberger Strasse Studio, Cologne, Germany (02/02/2011-02/04/2012)....continue...
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Puccini: Suor Angelica / Kristine Opolais, Lioba Braun, Mojca Erdmann, Nadezhda Serdyuk. Andris Nelsons
Puccini: Suor Angelica / Kristine Opolais, Lioba Braun, Mojca Erdmann, Nadezhda Serdyuk. Andris Nelsons

1 CD / Orfeo / 2012-10-30

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Suor Angelica; Preludio a orchestra
Performers: Opolais, Kristine
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: ; WDR Radio Symphony Chorus; WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra

Uncut, Suor Angelica lasts just about an hour, and one often hearts it in the concert hall today. With its unrestrained melancholy and mystical ambience,...continue...
Recording information: Kölner Philharmonie....continue...
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Verdi: Macbeth / Fischer-Dieskau, Lagger, Lorenzi, Bumbry / Sawallisch (1964)
Verdi: Macbeth / Fischer-Dieskau, Lagger, Lorenzi, Bumbry / Sawallisch (1964)

2 CD / Orfeo / 2011-07-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang

Gramophone Magazine, July 2012
Though the title-role brings a gruff weight to Fischer-Dieskau's lower range, his innate vocal refinement is bound to make Macbeth a bit...continue...
Recording information: Felsenreitschule (08/07/1964)....continue...
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Dvorák: Rusalka
Dvorák: Rusalka

3 CD / Orfeo / 2011-07-15

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Conductors: Welser-Möst, Franz

Recording information: Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, Austria (08/17/2008)....continue...
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Slavic Opera Arias
Slavic Opera Arias

1 CD / Orfeo / 2011-06-20

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Yevgeny Onegin (Eugene Onegin); Iolanta; Mazeppa; Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spades); Parashkev Hadzhiev: Maria Desislava; Alexander Borodin: Knyaz Igor (Prince Igor); Ant...
Performers: Stoyanova, Krassimira
Conductors: Baleff, Pavel

Gramophone Magazine, January 2012
Stoyanova's solid technique and distinctive ability to characterise more through vocal intensity than colour suits a repertoire which constitutes a guide to...continue...
Recording information: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 (2010-03-22_2010-03-24&2010-)....continue...
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Antonio Salieri: Harmonie Musiken
Antonio Salieri: Harmonie Musiken

1 CD / Orfeo / 2011-04-18

Works: Antonio Salieri: La grotta di Trofonio; Axur, Rè d'Ormus; Palmira, Regina di Persia
Conductors: Klöcker, Dieter
Ensemble: Consortium Classicum

Recording information: Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei Heidelberg (05/07/2006-05/09/2006)....continue...

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Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk

2 CD / Orfeo / 2011-04-14

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (as used in the film "Testimony") (as used in the film "Testimony")
Performers: Denoke, Angela
Conductors: Metzmacher, Ingo

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Metzmacher conducts with his trademark mix of intelligence and raw emotion and orchestrally it's superb...Angela Denoke's Katerina is sharply characterised as a woman for...continue...
Recording information: 10/23/2009....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie; Salomes Tanz / Nelsons
Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie; Salomes Tanz / Nelsons

1 CD / Orfeo / 2011-01-27

Works: Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64; Salome, Op. 54; Recorded Sound: Applause
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris

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This is the most dangerous, risk-taking performance of them all. Nelsons propels forward but never overdrives the exuberant rushes and crises of the...continue...
Recording information: Birmingham Symphony Hall....continue...
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Anton Dermota: Live Recordings, 1949-1981
Anton Dermota: Live Recordings, 1949-1981

2 CD / Orfeo / 2010-12-20

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Don Giovanni; Così fan tutte, K 588; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, ...
Performers: Berry, Walter; Bierbach, Franz; Borkh, Inge; Casa, Lisa della; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Dutoit, Laurence; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith; Helm, Hans; Jurinac, Sena;...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Knappertsbusch, Hans; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Kleiber, Erich; Solti, Sir Georg; Klobucar, Berislav; Matacic, Lovro von; Schrottner, Peter; Baudo, Serge; Swarowsky, Hans; Sanderlin...

Recording information: 1944-1981....continue...
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Beethoven: Fidelio / Böhm
Beethoven: Fidelio / Böhm

2 CD / Orfeo / 2010-10-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72
Conductors: Böhm, Karl

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The overwhelming excitement of the evening is reflected from the start in Karl Böhm's conducting of the overture...The performance really does belong to...continue...
Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (11/05/1955)....continue...
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Schubert, Wolf: Lieder / Schwarzkopf
Schubert, Wolf: Lieder / Schwarzkopf

3 CD / Orfeo / 2010-08-10

Works: Hugo Wolf: Goethe Lieder; Epiphanias ("Die heilign drei König"); Ganymed ("Wie im Morgenglanze"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder); Im Frühling; Elfenlied; Lebe wohl; Mörike Lied...
Performers: Furtwangler, Wilhelm [Conductor/Composer]; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
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Liederabend: Salzburg Festival 1959 / Gedda, Werba
Liederabend: Salzburg Festival 1959 / Gedda, Werba

1 CD / Orfeo / 2010-08-10

Works: Niccolò Piccinni: O Nuit, Déesse du mystère, song for voice & piano; Andrea Falconieri: Vezzosette e care; Ottorino Respighi: Notte, song for mezzo-soprano & piano (from Liriche (6) Se...
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Werba, Erik [Piano]

Recording information: Mozarteum, Salzburger Festspiele (08/18/1959)....continue...
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Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

13 CD / Orfeo / 2010-07-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Ilosvay, Maria von; Malaniuk, Ira; Resnik, Regina
Conductors: Krauss, Clemens

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The cast...[is] headed by Astrid Varnay as a wonderfully warm Brünnhilde and Hans Hotter as Wotan, his sound even more languidly beautiful than it...continue...
Recording information: Festspielhaus, Bayreuth (08/08/1953-08/12/1953)....continue...
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Slavic Opera Arias
Slavic Opera Arias

1 CD / Orfeo / 2010-06-30

Works: Alexander Borodin: Knyaz' Igor (Prince Igor); Feliks Nowowiejski: Legenda Baltyku (Baltic Legend); Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Yevgeny Onegin (Eugene Onegin); Iolanta; Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spad...
Performers: Beczala, Piotr
Conductors: Borowicz, Lukasz

Gramophone Magazine
This Pole has an impressively solid technique, with a bright tone that moves easily between registers, encompassing an applause-guaranteeing high C at the end...continue...
Recording information: Polish Radio Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall (08/25/2009-12/02/2009)....continue...
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Gounod: Faust
Gounod: Faust

3 CD / Orfeo / 2010-06-22

Works: Charles Gounod: Faust
Conductors: De Billy, Bertrand

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Beczala is in magnificent voice, even and resonant in tone, with exciting high notes...Isokoski, sounding amazingly youthful, is everywhere a delight. I liked, too,...continue...
Recording information: Staatsoper, Wien (09/05/2009)....continue...
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Mirella Freni: Live Recordings 1963-1965
Mirella Freni: Live Recordings 1963-1965

2 CD / Orfeo / 2010-06-14

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; Otello; Simon Boccanegra; Aida, opera; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin; Pique Dame; Umberto Giordano: Fedora
Performers: Atlantov, Vladimir; Brendel, Wolfgang; Domingo, Placido; Dvorsky, Peter; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Guglielmi, Margherita; Lima, Luis; Mori, Orazio; Pavarotti, Luciano; Raimondi, Gianni; Rinald...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Navarro, Luis A. Garcia; Kleiber, Carlos; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Abbado, Claudio; Levine, James; Graf, Hans; Abbado, Roberto; Ozawa, Seiji; Luisi, Fabio

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The spontaneity of the theatre brings a special vividness to all of these interpretations...Freni portrays every character very touchingly indeed, especially Elis...continue...
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Nicolai: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Nicolai: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor

2 CD / Orfeo / 2010-04-29

Works: Otto Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans

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Verdi: Luisa Miller / Alberto Erede
Verdi: Luisa Miller / Alberto Erede

2 CD / Orfeo / 2010-02-01

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller
Conductors: Erede, Alberto

Opera Now, January 2012
Worth looking at...the cast includes Franco Bonisolli's visceral Rodolfo, Bonadlo Giaiotti's reliable Walter, Christa Ludwig's forthright Federica and Giuseppe Taddei...continue...
Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (01/23/1974)....continue...
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Lortzing: Der Widschütz
Lortzing: Der Widschütz

3 CD / Orfeo / 2010-01-13

Works: Albert Lortzing: Der Wildschütz
Conductors: Wallberg, Heinz

Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (10/31/1960)....continue...
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Bedrich Smetana: Die verkaufte Braut
Bedrich Smetana: Die verkaufte Braut

2 CD / Orfeo / 2009-11-24

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
Conductors: Klobucar, Berislav

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[Klobucar] knows how to weight Smetana's sometimes Germanic scoring more towards Liszt than Brahms...Irmgard Seefried would be the greatest interpretative Marenka on disc...continue...
Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (11/11/1960)....continue...
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Verdi: Falstaff Commedia Lirica In Tre Atti
Verdi: Falstaff Commedia Lirica In Tre Atti

2 CD / Orfeo / 2009-09-25

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Berry, Walter; Gahmlich, Wilfried; Mazzola, Rudolf; Zednik, Heinz
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin

Recording information: Neueinstudierung (02/02/1983)....continue...
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Wagner
Wagner

1 CD / Orfeo / 2009-09-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Tannhäuser; Die Walküre
Performers: Schnitzer, Petra Maria; Seiffert, Peter
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf

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Seiffert began as a lyric tenor, and it shows; alongside ringing energy he retains a graceful legato, rarely strained, and elegant phrasing... Schnitzer's...continue...
Recording information: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 (01/14/2008-01/17/2008)....continue...
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Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander
Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander

2 CD / Orfeo / 2009-07-28

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans

Gramophone Magazine
Maestro Knappertsbusch is on the concentrated form of his 1951 Munich Tristan. ... all is steely strength, realised through dynamic sensitivity and spacious tempi......continue...
Recording information: Festspielhaus Bayreuth (07/22/1955)....continue...
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Haydn: Arias
Haydn: Arias

1 CD / Orfeo / 2009-05-14

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: L'anima del filosofo ossia Orfeo ed Euridice; Armida; Berenice, che fai, H 24a no 10; Il mondo della luna; Il Ritorno di Tobia, oratorio for 4 soloists, chorus & orchestra, H. 21/...
Conductors: Marchi, Alessandro de

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A splendid recital from a young soprano who rises with skill and flair to the music's varied challenges.
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Lisa Della Casa - Recital - Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, etc
Lisa Della Casa - Recital - Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, etc

1 CD / Orfeo / 2009-01-30

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Idomeneo; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Gottfried von Einem: Dantons Tod; Richard Strauss: Capriccio; Arabella
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Dickie, Murray; Hammond, Hugh Beresford; Krenn, Werner; Madeira, Jean; Rothenberger, Anneliese; Wiener, Otto; Windgassen, Wolfgang [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Krombholc, Jaroslav; Wallberg, Heinz; Krips, Josef; Prêtre, Georges; Keilberth, Joseph

Recording information: Vienna State Opera House....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

3 Super Audio CD / Orfeo / 2008-08-26

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos

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So what is especially magical? The energy, the attention to the stage drama in the music (not least its wit), the pacing - "fast"...continue...
Recording information: Nationaltheater, München (07/13/1973)....continue...
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Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff

2 CD / Orfeo / 2008-08-01

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Canali, Anna Maria; Ercolani, Renato; Gobbi, Tito; Moffo, Anna [Soprano vocal]; Panerai, Rolando; Petri, Mario; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Simionato, Giuliet...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
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Beethoven: Fidelio
Beethoven: Fidelio

2 CD / Orfeo / 2008-07-31

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72
Performers: Berry, Walter; Edelmann, Otto; Jurinac, Sena; Kmentt, Waldemar; Majkut, Erich; Schoeffler, Paul [Baritone Vocal]; Vocals], Christel Goltz [Soprano; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]; Zampieri, Giuseppe
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
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Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

4 CD / Orfeo / 2008-07-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Adam, Theo; Esser, Hermin; Feiersinger, Sebastian; Feldhoff, Heinz; Franzen, Hans; Hemsley, Thomas; Johns, William; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame [Soprano Vocal]; Klaus, Erich; Kmentt, Waldemar; Linke, Fritz;...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl
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I Palpiti D'Amour
I Palpiti D'Amour

1 CD / Orfeo / 2008-07-10

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenoten; Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra; Luisa Miller; La battaglia di Legnano; Carlos Gomes: Fosca, opera; Il Guarany, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Le Villi; Jules Massenet: H&...
Performers: Stoyanova, Krassimira
Conductors: Haider, Friedrich

Gramophone Magazine
This is a very well planned recital. With the exception of one aria... Krassimira Stoyanova has sung all the roles represented here on stage....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Capriccio
Richard Strauss: Capriccio

2 CD / Orfeo / 2008-06-04

Works: Richard Strauss: Capriccio, Op 85
Performers: Berry, Walter; Casa, Lisa della; Christian, Hans; Frese, Siegfried Rudolf; Jaresch, August; Kerns, Robert [Baritone Vocals]; Klein, Peter; Kmentt, Waldemar; Lackner, Herbert; Ludwig, Christa [Mezzo s...
Conductors: Prêtre, Georges

Gramophone Magazine
The sound on the Capriccio release is... lacking in air, although not enough to disturb the memory of Lisa della Casa's assumption of the...continue...
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Puccini: Turandot
Puccini: Turandot

2 CD / Orfeo / 2008-04-21

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot
Performers: Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Dickie, Murray; Klein, Peter; Lorenzi, Ermanno; Nilsson, Birgit [Soprano Vocal]; Paskalis, Kostas; Pernerstorfer, Alois; Price, Leontyne; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass V...
Conductors: Molinari-Pradelli, France

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
It's not so hard to think oneself present, especially when the recording is as vivid as this and the performance so compelling....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Intermezzo
Richard Strauss: Intermezzo

2 CD / Orfeo / 2008-04-04

Works: Richard Strauss: Intermezzo, Op. 72
Performers: Czerwenka, Oskar; Felbermayer, Anny; Gruber, Ferry; Hellwig, Judith; Kmentt, Waldemar; Pernerstorfer, Alois; Poell, Alfred; Prey, Hermann [Baritone Vocals]; Steffek, Hanny; Walach, Irene; Welter, Lud...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
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Salut!
Salut!

1 CD / Orfeo / 2008-03-14

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; L' elisir d'amore, opera; Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette; Faust; Giuseppe Verdi: Jérusalem; Un ballo in maschera; Rigoletto; François Bazin...
Performers: Beczala, Piotr
Conductors: Marin, Ion

Gramophone Magazine
The voice has body, especially in the upper middle register, and an exciting ring on top.
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Christa Ludwig: Live Recordings, 1955-1994
Christa Ludwig: Live Recordings, 1955-1994

3 CD / Orfeo / 2008-02-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Così fan tutte, K 588; Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op 60; Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65; Capriccio, ...
Performers: Behrens, Hildegard; Beirer, Hans; Berns-Rund, Cathy; Berry, Walter; Bonisolli, Franco; Casa, Lisa della; Chauvet, Guy; Donch, Karl; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Flossman, Gilels; Gal...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Krips, Josef; Erede, Alberto; Karajan, Herbert v.; Ludwig, Leopold; Prêtre, Georges; Heger, Robert; Maazel, Lorin; Bernstein, Leonard; Stein, Horst; Albrecht, Gerd; Mehta, Zubin...
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ORF 758083
Teresa Stich-Randall: Previously Unreleased Recordings, 1953-1959
Teresa Stich-Randall: Previously Unreleased Recordings, 1953-1959

1 CD / Orfeo / 2007-10-22

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Otello; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, ...
Performers: Stich-Randall, Teresa
Conductors: Schonherr, Max; Heiller, Anton; Richter, Kurt
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ORF 755071
George Szell: Salzburger Orchesterkonzerte [Box Set]
George Szell: Salzburger Orchesterkonzerte [Box Set]

7 CD / Orfeo / 2007-07-31

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c); Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"; Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme"; Concerto for Piano ...
Performers: Curzon, Clifford [Piano]; Firkusny, Rudolf
Conductors: Szell, George
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ORF 704077
Wagner: Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal

4 CD / Orfeo / 2007-07-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Bartos, Rita; Ericson, Barbro; Gardelli, Else-Margrete; Hagenau, Heinz; Hesse, Ruth; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Lindenstrand, Sylvia; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Nienstedt, Gerd; Rebma...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans

Gramophone Magazine
A great Parsifal from a conductor who had lived with it for years...
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Schumann, Brahms: Lieder; Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Schumann, Brahms: Lieder; Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

1 CD / Orfeo / 2007-07-12

Works: Jean-Baptiste Lully: Amadis, LWV 63; Alceste, LWV 50; Robert Schumann: Myrthen, Op. 25; Ich grolle nicht, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/7; Johannes Brahms: Songs (9) for voice & piano...
Performers: Siepi, Cesare; Taubman, Leo
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Verdi: Otello
Verdi: Otello

2 CD / Orfeo / 2007-07-06

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Domingo, Placido; Gahmlich, Wilfried; Kaludov, Kaludi; Koves, Peter; Lilowa, Margarita; Rydl, Kurt [Bass Vocals]; Simic, Goran; Tomowa-Sintow, Anna
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin

Gramophone Magazine
By 1987, Domingo had 12 years' experience of singing the role and knew so well how to pace himself that all thought and feeling...continue...
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Julia Varady Sings Wagner & Verdi
Julia Varady Sings Wagner & Verdi

1 CD / Orfeo / 2007-06-13

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino; Aida, opera; Il Trovatore; Otello
Performers: Broitman, Ruben; Giacomini, Giuseppe; Grundheber, Franz; Koves, Peter; Lipovsek, Marjana; Varady, Julia [Soprano Vocals]; Winsauer, Waltraud
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf; Viotti, Marcello; Badea, Christian; Soltesz, Stefan; Runnicles, Donald

Gramophone Magazine
Best of all is her Desdemona, in extracts from Otello in May 1996 conducted by Donald Runnicles. The confrontation from Act 3 with Giuseppe...continue...
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Live Recordings 1967-1999
Live Recordings 1967-1999

3 CD / Orfeo / 2007-05-15

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Don Carlos; Il Trovatore; Otello; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; La Fanciulla del West; Tosca; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, ...
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Behrens, Hildegard; Benackova, Gabriela; Burke, Richard; Carroli, Silvano; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Diepold, Alexander; Domingo, Placido; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Frittoli, Barbara;...
Conductors: Domingo, Placido; Klobucar, Berislav; Luisi, Fabio; Karajan, Herbert v.; Levine, James; Oren, Daniel; Navarro, Luis A. Garcia; Slatkin, Leonard; Santi, Nello; Albrecht, Gerd; Viotti, Marcello; Badea,...
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Dvorak: Král a Uhlír
Dvorak: Král a Uhlír

2 CD / Orfeo / 2007-01-19

Works: Antonin Dvorák: King and Charcoal Burner (Král a uhlív), opera, B. 21/B. 42/B. 151 (Op. 14)
Performers: Aghov, Livia; Breedt, Michelle; Jenis, Dalibor; Lehotsky, Michal; Mikulas, Peter [Bass Vocals]; Schafer, Markus
Conductors: Albrecht, Gerd

Opera
Albrecht pays particular attention to the dance rhythms, the nature music and, above all, to the opera's simple tunefulness.
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