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Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / John Tomlinson, Michelle de Young, Philharmonia Orch. & Voices
Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / John Tomlinson, Michelle de Young, Philharmonia Orch. & Voices

1 CD / Signum Records / 2014-04-29

Works: Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
Performers: DeYoung, Michelle; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: Philharmonia Voices

Bartók's Bluebeard is an immensely powerful musical construction. The work is one large sound arc; time and structure are measured by the successive openings of...continue...
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Wagner: Parsifal / Barenboim, Elming, Struckmann, Tomlinson [3 DVD]
Wagner: Parsifal / Barenboim, Elming, Struckmann, Tomlinson [3 DVD]

3 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2012-04-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Elming, Poul; Hubner, Fritz; Kannen, Gunter Von; Meier, Waltraud; Struckmann, Falk; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Berlin State Opera Chorus; Staatskapelle Berlin

Parsifal represents the culmination of Wagner's work as a revolutionary composer of opera. In it, he created a powerful allegory on the conflict between Christianity...continue...
Run Time: 245 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Barenboim, Bayreuth [11 DVD]
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Barenboim, Bayreuth [11 DVD]

11 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2011-10-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Brinkmann, Bodo; Clark, Graham; Elming, Poul; Evans, Anne; Holle, Matthias; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Kang, Philip; Schreibmayer, Kurt; Secunde, Nadine; Tomlinson, John; von Kannen, Gunter
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"Harry Kupferstaging is simple, aesthetic and endless. Daniel Barenboim is spectacular and grandiose. The dramatic intensity is staggering, and all singers are at least above...continue...
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Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
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Bravura Basses
Bravura Basses

1 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2011-07-26

Works: Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio); Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Le nozze di Fig...
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Coad, Conal; East, Angela; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Herford, Henry; Martin, Bruce; Myers, Raymond; Nimsgern, Siegmund; Pape, Rene; Parkin, David; Parsons, Geoffrey; Rhodes, T...
Conductors: de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Rudner, Ola; Measham, David; Divall, Richard; Franks, Dobbs; Solti, Sir Georg; Weigle, Sebastian; Cleobury, Stephen; Boult, Adrian; Gardiner, John Eliot; Greene, Andrew; Davis...
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British Composers: A Celebration / EMI
British Composers: A Celebration / EMI

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a no 4; Symphony no 1 in A flat, Op. 55; Ave Maria, Op. 2 no 2; Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83; Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1; Falstaff; Dream Chil...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Bowen, John; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Wilfred; Dilkes, Neville; Donohoe, Pete...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Willcocks, David; Boult, Adrian; Walton, William; Harding, Daniel; Robinson, Christopher; Wordsworth, Barry; Finzi, Christopher; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Goodall, Reginald; Da...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Britten String Quartet; London Music Group; The Band of the Royal Military School of Music

Taking a panoramic view of British music between the ends of the 19th and 20th centuries, this fascinating collection features some 30 composers. From the...continue...
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Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, Baker, Masterson, Walker [DVD]
Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, Baker, Masterson, Walker [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2011-02-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
Performers: Baker, Janet; Bowman, James; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus; English National Opera Orchestra

John Copley's production of Handel's Julius Caesar features the great mezzo-soprano Janet Baker in one the roles she made her own. She leads a cast...continue...
Run Time: 180 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
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Puccini - The Definitive Collection / Pavarotti, Freni, Sutherland, et al
Puccini - The Definitive Collection / Pavarotti, Freni, Sutherland, et al

11 CD / Decca / 2008-11-11

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Tosca; Turandot; Manon Lescaut
Performers: Appelt, Hans-Dieter; Baratti, Walter; Bartoli, Cecilia; Bunnell, Jane; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Courtney, James; Croft, Dwayne; Davia, Federico; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Freni, Mir...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Rescigno, Nicola; Mehta, Zubin; Levine, James
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Great Opera Houses
Great Opera Houses

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2008-08-26

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Nabucco; I lombardi; Aida, opera; La battaglia di Legnano; Attila; Otello; Macbeth; La traviata; Don Carlos; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; Vincenzo Bellini: No...
Performers: Braun, Victor; Burrows, Stuart; Davies, Ryland; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Elkins, Margreta; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Johnson, Robert; Jones, Della; Jones, Isola; Kraus, Philip; Maslennikov, ...
Conductors: Franci, Carlo; Gardelli, Lamberto; Bonynge, Richard; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Karajan, Herbert v.; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Solti, Sir Georg; Dutoit, Charles; Kubelik, Rafael
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Haitink, Morris, Marton, Jerusalem, Adam, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, et al
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Haitink, Morris, Marton, Jerusalem, Adam, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, et al

14 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-05-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Adam, Theo; Bundschuh, Eva-Maria; Eaglen, Jane; Falcon, Ruth; Goldberg, Reiner; Haage, Peter; Hagen, Christine; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Herman, Sylvia; Hintermeier, Margaretha; Jerusalem, S...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Richard Wagner's tetralogy 'The Ring of the Nibelung' remains, quite simply, one of the largest-scale works of art ever conceived. With a total performance time...continue...
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Bohuslav Martinu [DVD]
Bohuslav Martinu [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Supraphon / 2007-08-31

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Greek Passion
Performers: Field, Helen; Mitchinson, John; Savory, Catherine; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra; Kuhn's Children's Chorus; Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Martinu wrote his own libretto for the opera 'Greek Passion' which is based on Christ Recrucified (1951), a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. The opera was...continue...
Run Time: 93 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
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Artist Portrait - Matti Salminen
Artist Portrait - Matti Salminen

1 CD / Teldec / 2007-06-19

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Don Giovanni; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbi...
Performers: Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Salminen, Matti; Tomlinson, John; Wottrich, Endrik
Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus; Segerstam, Leif; Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Monteverdi-Ensemble Des Opernhauses Zürich ; Zurich Opera Chorus; Zurich Opera Mozart Orchestra
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Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta
Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-06-02

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Punch and Judy
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis; DeGaetani, Jan; Langridge, Philip; Roberts, Stephen [baritone]; Tomlinson, John; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

As a whole the opera loses none of its powerful and sustained impact when compared with Birtwistle's own more mature compositions. If anything, its startling...continue...
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Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Sinopoli, Freni, Domingo, Bruson
Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Sinopoli, Freni, Domingo, Bruson

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-05-08

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Performers: Allen, Paschal; Bruson, Renato; Curtis, Mark; Domingo, Placido; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Fryatt, John; Gambill, Robert; MacPherson, George; Rydl,...
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe

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No doubt [Rostropovich's] influence from the centre of the string texture contributes to the eloquence of the famous Adagio, which, like the performance as...continue...
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Opera in English - Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle
Opera in English - Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-06-27

Works: Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
Performers: Burgess, Sally; Lindley, Simon; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Farnes, Richard
Ensemble: Opera North Orchestra

Bartok's only opera, Bluebeard's Castle, is bitingly dramatic and keeps audiences enthralled from beginning to end. It is performed here with absolute authority by Opera...continue...
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Verdi: La Forza del Destino / Sinopoli, Plowright  et al
Verdi: La Forza del Destino / Sinopoli, Plowright et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-01-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino
Performers: Baltsa, Agnes; Bruson, Renato; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Curtis, Mark; Plowright, Rosalind; Pons, Juan; Rigby, Jean; Salomaa, Petteri; Tomlinson, John; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vo...
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers

Here is a star-studded cast of principals who give their all along with an exceptionally strong line-up of secondary characters, especially Agnes Baltsa as Preziosilla....continue...
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Lortzing: The Armorer of Worms / Hager, Tomlinson, et al
Lortzing: The Armorer of Worms / Hager, Tomlinson, et al

2 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2005-07-19

Works: Albert Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied
Performers: Hausberg, Martin; Kunz, Ursula; Sandve, Kjell Magnus; Schulist, Andreas; Skovhus, Bo [Baritone Vocal]; Tomlinson, John; Ziesak, Ruth
Conductors: Hager, Leopold
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus

'Der Waffenschmied' is one of the most important works of Albert Lortzing. This comic opera in three acts, first performed in Vienna in 1846, offers...continue...
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PRF 04081
James Levine - Documents of the Munich Years
James Levine - Documents of the Munich Years

12 CD / Oehms / 2005-06-24

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder; Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra; Charles Wuorinen: Grand Bamboula; Roger Sessions: Concerto for Piano; Robert Di Domenica: Symphony; Gustav Mahler: Symphony n...
Performers: Dilcheva, Kremena; Haefliger, Ernst; Heppner, Ben; Kisfaludy, Eörs; Meier, Waltraud; Morris, James; Polenzani, Matthew; Schulte, Eike Wilm; Spangenberg, Martin; Svendén, Birgitta; Taub, R...
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Chorus; Munich Philharmonic Choir; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras
Opera in English - Mozart: The Magic Flute / Mackerras

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-04-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Banks, Barry; Bronder, Peter; Chambers, Celia; Cullagh, Majella; Evans, Rebecca; Fikret, Nazan; Garrett, Lesley [Soprano Vocal]; Graham-Hall, John; Hancock, Gareth; Jones, Victoria; Keenlyside, Simon...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

Sir Charles Mackerras has spent many years researching performance practice of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is a noted authority on Mozart's operas, having...continue...
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Documents of the Munich Years, Vol. 5
Documents of the Munich Years, Vol. 5

2 CD / Oehms / 2004-12-14

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48; Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119; Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73
Performers: Biss, Jonathan; Dilcheva, Kremena; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Levine, James
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Opera in English - Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Opera in English - Wagner: The Flying Dutchman

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-11-23

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Performers: Bardon, Patricia; Begley, Kim; Halfvarson, Eric; Stemme, Nina [Soprano Vocal]; Tomlinson, John; Wedd, Peter
Conductors: Parry, David

Stemme is now being hailed as one of the most exciting new Wagnerian sopranos on the scene. She recently received rave reviews for her performance...continue...
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Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar
Opera in English - J. Baker sings Scenes from Julius Caesar

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-10-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"This is an intense, compelling, moving hero who sings with style, beauty, and musicianship of a high order. If you prefer highlights to complete sets,...continue...
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Wagner: Die Walküre (Highlights) / Barenboim, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre (Highlights) / Barenboim, et al

1 CD / Apex / 2002-05-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bundschuh, Eva-Maria; Close, Shirley; Dijkstra, Hebe; Elming, Poul; Evans, Anne; Finnie, Linda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Floeren, Ruth; Hölle, Matthias; Johansson, Eva; Katagiri, Hitomi; Secunde, ...
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Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias Vol 8 / J. Tomlinson
Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias Vol 8 / J. Tomlinson

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-04-23

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Ca...
Performers: Coote, Alice; Tomlinson, John; Vaughan, Elizabeth
Conductors: Parry, David

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Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias Vol 6 / Tomlinson
Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias Vol 6 / Tomlinson

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-01-23

Works: George Frederick Handel: As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel); Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 38...
Performers: Banks, Barry; Pearson, Leslie [Keyboard]; Shore, Andrew; Tomlinson, John; Williams, Helen [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Parry, David; Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: ; Leeds Parish Church Chorus

"John Tomlinson is one of the finest singing actors on the opera scene today. He is unsurpassed in Wagner, but here he dispays his versatility...continue...
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Opera - Wagner: Ring of Nibelungen (Highlights) / Haitink
Opera - Wagner: Ring of Nibelungen (Highlights) / Haitink

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-10-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Goldberg, Reiner; Haage, Peter; Herman, Sylvia; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Kaufmann, Julie; Lipovsek, Marjana; Marton, Eva; Morris, James [Vocals]; Quittmeyer, Susan; Schmidt, Andreas [Baritone Vocals]; S...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Britten: Billy Budd / Hickox, Langridge, Keenlyslide, et al
Britten: Billy Budd / Hickox, Langridge, Keenlyslide, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-06-27

Works: Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performers: Keenlyside, Simon; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Tiffin School Boys Chorus

"...played, as here, with such incomparable polish by all concerned, and a proper respect for dynamics, balance and detail, 'Billy Budd' emerges as generously hearted...continue...
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Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Massenet: Werther / Mackerras, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-06-27

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Blackburn, Harold; Brecknock, John; Jenkins, Terry; Tomlinson, John; Waugh, Nigel; Wheatley, Patrick
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus

"...It is a tribute to the artistry of Janet Baker and John Brecknockthat the English National Opera's production of 'Werther' conveys so much of the...continue...
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Opera in English - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Parry, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Performers: Gedge, Nicholas; Ginty, Eugene; Joshua, Rosemary; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; MacIntyre, Stuart; Montague, Diana; Parfitt, Paul; Rhys-Davies, Jennifer; Roberts, Gareth; Shaw, Geoffrey; Shore, And...
Conductors: Parry, David

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Parry paces the score most persuasively, and the orchestral sound is aptly sumptuous...Diana Montague is a winningly expressive Octavian, and Rosemary Joshua a sweet-toned...continue...
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Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Handel: Julius Caesar / Mackerras, et al

4 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Booth-Jones, Christopher; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Davies, Noel; James, David; Jones, Della; Masterson, Valerie; Tomlinson, John; Walker, Sarah
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"Seemingly stuffy 'opera seria' format was no hindrance to Handel in creating works rich in human drama and musical invention...A highly intelligent, singable English translation...continue...
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Opera in English - Donizetti: Mary Stuart / Mackerras, et al
Opera in English - Donizetti: Mary Stuart / Mackerras, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 1999-06-22

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostock, Angela; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Plowright, Rosalind; Rendall, David; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"A smashingly good show. Baker and Plowright are not names that come to mind when many people think of 19th C. bel canto scores, yet...continue...
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Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-11-17

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliac...
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Banks, Barry; Bayley, Clive; Bronder, Peter; Clarke, Paul Charles; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Dazeley, William; Eaglen, Jane; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew...
Conductors: Parry, David; Bellini, Gabriele; Daniel, Paul

This is the premiere recording in English of Donizetti's sparkling comic opera. Conductor David Parry has been unanimously praised for his direction throughout the Opera...continue...
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Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights
Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-09-10

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi; Virginia, opera; Il Salotto; Gaetano Donizetti: Gabriella di Vergy, opera; Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Ugo conte di Parigi, opera; L'Assedio di Calais; Emilia di Live...
Performers: Andrew, Ludmilla; Arthur, Maurice; Browne, Sandra; Bruscantini, Sesto; Cook, Deborah; Davies, Joan; Eaglen, Jane; Fleming, Renée; Focile, Nuccia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Gray, Lissa; Hargra...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Judd, James
Ensemble: ; London Mozart Players; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Donizetti: Gabriella di Vergy / Francis, Andrew, et al
Donizetti: Gabriella di Vergy / Francis, Andrew, et al

2 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-07-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Gabriella di Vergy, opera
Performers: Andrew, Ludmilla; Arthur, Maurice; Davies, Joan; Plessis, Christian du; Tomlinson, John; Winfield, John
Conductors: Francis, Alun
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Opera in English - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Daniel, et al
Opera in English - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Daniel, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-05-19

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Performers: Bayley, Clive; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Cookson, Brian; Curtis, Mark; Dowson, Stephen; Howard, Yvonne; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Parry, Susan; Rodgers, Joan; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia; Leeds Parish Church Chorus; Opera North Chorus

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Mozart: Don Giovanni - Highlights / Barenboim, Furlanetto, Tomlinson, Salminen, Meier, Berlin PO, et al
Mozart: Don Giovanni - Highlights / Barenboim, Furlanetto, Tomlinson, Salminen, Meier, Berlin PO, et al

1 CD / Erato / 1994-06-07

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Performers: Borwitzky, Ottomar; Carthy, Nicholas; Cuberli, Lella; Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Heilmann, Uwe; Meier, Waltraud; Pertusi, Michele; Rodgers, Joan; Rosenthal, Willi; Salminen, Matti; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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Wagner: Die Walküre / Barenboim, Bayreuther Festspiele
Wagner: Die Walküre / Barenboim, Bayreuther Festspiele

4 CD / Teldec / 1993-09-07

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bundschuh, Eva-Maria; Close, Shirley; Dijkstra, Hebe; Elming, Poul; Evans, Anne; Finnie, Linda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Floeren, Ruth; Hölle, Matthias; Johansson, Eva; Katagiri, Hitomi; Secunde, ...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Barenboim, Cuberli, Meier, Rodgers
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Barenboim, Cuberli, Meier, Rodgers

3 CD / Warner Classics / 1992-01-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Performers: Borwitzky, Ottomar; Carthy, Nicholas; Cuberli, Lella; Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Heilmann, Uwe; Meier, Waltraud; Pertusi, Michele; Rodgers, Joan; Rosenthal, Willi; Salminen, Matti; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
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WEA 245588
Verdi: La Traviata / Bonynge, Sutherland, Pavarotti
Verdi: La Traviata / Bonynge, Sutherland, Pavarotti

2 CD / Decca / 1991-10-15

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Performers: Elvin, William; Jones, Della; Lambriks, Marjon; Manuguerra, Matteo; Oliver, Alexander; Pavarotti, Luciano; Summers, Jonathan; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]; Tadeo, Giorgio [Bass Vocal]; Tom...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard; Tonini, Antonio
Ensemble: London Opera Chorus
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Martinu: The Greek Passion
Martinu: The Greek Passion

2 CD / Supraphon / 1989-01-01

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: The Greek Passion (Recké pasije), opera, H. 372
Performers: Cullis, Rita; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Field, Helen [Soprano Vocals]; Gwynne, David; Harris, John [Tenor Vocal]; Joll, Phillip; Jonasova, Jana; Lawton, Jeffrey; Mitchinson, John; Moses, Geoffrey...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
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Puccini: Tosca / Rescigno, Freni, Pavarotti, Milnes
Puccini: Tosca / Rescigno, Freni, Pavarotti, Milnes

2 CD / Decca / 1988-07-11

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Performers: Baratti, Walter; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Milnes, Sherrill [Baritone Vocals]; Pavarotti, Luciano; Tajo, Italo; Tomlinson, John; van Allan, Richard [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola
Ensemble: London Opera Chorus
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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Gardiner, Rolfe-Johnson, Baird, et al
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Gardiner, Rolfe-Johnson, Baird, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1987-11-09

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Baird, Julianne; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Chance, Michael; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts; Milner, Howard; Montague, Diana; Nichols,...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Bellini: La Sonnambula / Bonynge, Sutherland, Pavarotti
Bellini: La Sonnambula / Bonynge, Sutherland, Pavarotti

2 CD / Decca / 1987-02-09

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera
Performers: Buchanan, Isobel; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Jones, Della; Pavarotti, Luciano; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard
Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
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